inFAMOUS – Trophies and Stunts

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Hi all, I’m Chris Heidorn, Software Engineer at Sucker Punch Productions. With inFAMOUS shipping in less than a month, you guys are probably starting to wonder about what types of trophies and stunts (yes, there will be stunts) will be in the game. Well, I’m here today to give you a brief inFAMOUS trophy and stunt lowdown.

inFamous Hero screen

So, we know you all love stunts and so do we at Sucker Punch. The testing team here had the super fun job of coming up with some cool ways Cole could take down and kill enemies by doing a combination or sequence of events. To do this, the team relied upon their experiences playing the game everyday and noting where there were enemy setups and likely systemic behavior in the story missions and mini-missions that allowed them to pull off these cool stunts.

They created a list of 40 or more such combos, as we called them. We also enlisted the Sony test team for their list. Between the two teams we had a candidate list that totaled more than 80 stunts. To choose the best stunts for inFAMOUS, I created what I called an experience monitor. The experience monitor basically “listened” for raw attack events, such as an electromagnetic blast attack, and would record these events in a ring buffer. As enemies got damaged, the details of their damage would be associated with the raw attack event. In the end, we ended up with over 20 pretty cool stunts that we can’t wait for you guys to experience.

inFamous Hero screen

One of my favorite stunts is the environment kill. This involves making clever use of the environment to take down or kill enemies. If there’s a propane tank or a vehicle near some enemies, shoot at them until they blow up. If the blast takes down the enemy, you score this stunt. What’s fun about this is luring the enemies near the exploding device and using it to your advantage. What fun! You would think the enemies would catch on to this, but they just keep coming back for more! One of the harder stunts to pull off is the melee finisher. With this one, you must take down or kill at least 3 enemies in a row with Cole’s melee attack. You must do this quickly, since you only have ½ second between each kill in order for it to count.

So, for trophies, we have a number of different categories which are:

  • Game, story and mini-mission completion
  • Collect all dead drops and shards
  • Traversal
  • Stunts
  • Power-Based
  • Karmic decisions

The “Get Off My Cloud” trophy is probably one of the easiest trophies to unlock. The idea here is to use one of Cole’s powers to knock an enemy off a high location, such as a rooftop, and deal him damage that kills him when he hits the ground. Perform 100 of these and you unlock the trophy. Another fun trophy is the “Red Baron.” Blast enemies into the air and kill or take them down while they’re in-air. Do 100 of these and you’ve unlocked this trophy.

Anyway, we’ll leave the rest for you to uncover on your journey with Cole through Empire City. Enjoy and stay tuned for more inFAMOUS news!

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94 Comments

  • sweettt trophiess first!!!!

  • Just wondering if you could give a release date for Japan? I’m currently living there. Thanks.

  • Can’t wait for this game. :D

  • Great! I feel like I’m getting a new Platinum trophy soon!

  • Can I have it now?

  • I must ask in my anticipation and curiosity, these collectable items mentioned, we know they unlock trophies but do they unlock anything good in the game? Are they actually of any value to the gameplay and or story?

    • Actually, yes – these \’shards\’ increase Cole\’s \’batteries\’, enabling him to use his powerful attacks for a longer period of time.

  • hey Chris how you doing?? great to see trophies in the game , we knew they were coming lol , hey can you guys put the latest inFAMOUS trailer in the playstation store to download , i think its the best trailer i’ve seen from the game , i wish i could download it to my ps3 , i pre ordered it already just waiting to try the demo and on the 26th to start playing the game , 1 more question given your close relationship with sony have you guys shared technology with other first or second party studios ???

  • The trophies sound awesome, but will you include an in-game counter that shows how many towards the 100 total you’ve accomplished?

    Not necessary, but helpful.

  • Just don’t make the collecting ones too tedious! Don’t pull a Prince of Persia or GTA IV here please.

  • Hey Chris

    Will we ever see another Sly Cooper?

  • Sounds cool, I am really starting to think if i should pick this game up. It really sounds like it could be a lot of fun….

  • Tell you what, I’ll make you a deal.

    Send me the game right now, and I’ll do everything thats good and right in the game. No killing at all.

    Deal?

  • Everytime I look at this game it reminds me of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Because of that I will probably skip this game. However, if the demo wows me, maybe I’ll give it a shot.

  • “Do 100 of these and you’ve unlocked this trophy.”

    Do we get in-game notifications about how far we are progressing towards those 100 kills? Or is there a stats screen that allow us to keep track of that?

  • *anticipation levels rising*

  • and Chris im really glad you guys took the same risk as Insomniac and Naughty Dog , while all of you guys had success with others franchises you opted for new ips this generation , i really appreciate that as a gamer , its always nice to see new ips , good luck with inFAMOUS and you guys have my support

  • I love trophies. Can’t wait for this game!

    Good morning all bloggers

  • Awesome

    This should be quite a challenge

    =D
    Can’t wait for inFamous

  • Good stuff. as long as the combos arent TOO difficult to pull together. I love the fact that you have that many options

  • As if I wasn’t sold enough on this game :)

    Trophies, collectables, and stunts are just the icing.

    Seriously, this is my most wanted game of this generation by far. Good work Sucker Punch!

  • Sweet cant wait to play demo

  • Good Deal. Infamous is looking better everyday.

  • Only 100 time per move to obtain the Trophy? You’ll be done in no time.

  • I just don’t like the whole idea of “Do X 100 times”, and it seems it’s that way for more then just those 2 trophies, repitition FTW?

  • Very nice! How do you feel about the Uncharted 2 beta being in your game?

    I think it’s great, it might get some Uncharted fans into Infamous.

    I ahve been seeing TONS of positive buzz on twitter from magazine reviewers, and I can’t wait to hear the soundtrack!

  • I reeeeally want this game. I was thinking those trophies sounded a bit too easy until you said “do 100 of these.”
    Let’s hear more about these dead drops and shards

  • Awesome! I can’t wait to play your guys’ game in a few weeks!

  • trophies yo!

  • Oh, and you launched your new website I see! Looks nice.

  • Love me some trophioes.

  • Tjek out the newest trailer from InFamous (april 27.)

    It is simply amazing.
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/48515.html?type=flv#comments_top

  • Can’t wait! Red Baron sounds fun.

  • I love when Devs go out of there way to create different challenges to extend their game, and the stunts sound like a great way for me to keep playing this game through out summer.

    Game looks awesome and the Uncharted 2 Beta was Icing on the Cake. cant wait!

  • Must buy for me

  • Will you please answer my Question….

    If i dont order from GAMESTOP, Will i be able to get the weapon they give you later in the game or will it e exclusive to them???

    p.s id be very pissed if it was :)

    thanks

  • as a huge comic books fan,I can’t wait to play this game!!.

    good job Sucker Punch,I know you guys will deliver with this game.

  • THIS GAME LOOKS GREAT…ALTHOUGH IT WOULDVE BIN FANTASTIC IF U CAN USE A GUN AND SHOOT ELECTRIC BULLETS!!!!!OMFG..NOW THATS A SHOCKING SHOT!AND ALSO BEING ABLE TO STEAL CARS AND TURN THEM ON WITH YOUR ELECTRIC POWERS..MAKE MORE SENSE THAN THE GTA4 HOP IN DRIVE DEAL.SO YEAH I WOULDVE LOVED THAT STUFF IN THERE..BUT HEY ATLEAST WE GOT THE ABILITY TO CLIME..GLIDE AND ELECTRIFY THE FLUCK OUT OF EVERYTHING! LETS NOT FOR GET RIDING ON CARS OR TRAINS..AND SHOOTING UNLIMITED EXPLOSIVE ELECTRO GRANADES..AND OTHER ELECTRIFYING STUFF..:P AS FOR THE GETTIN THE UC2 MULTIPLAYER DEMO WITH THE GAME..IT PUT CHERRY ON THE MOTHAPLUCKING TOP!

  • Sounds like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to play the demo.

  • someone should win some trophies for coming up with the environmental stunt idea! go green possibly?

  • Can’t wait for this game. Looking better & better every time I see or read more info. Great stuff Sucker Punch.

    But, any news on the bonus items for UK pre-orders?

  • Awesome 41th post lol dorks.

    I wonder if future DLC(if any) will have trophies like in killzone 2 and burnout paradise.

  • Chris…I know SuckerPunch isn’t ‘1st party’ (or at least I assume that is still the case) but is there a way to have the new Suckerpunch website use our PSN logons instead of having so sign up and remember yet another log in id / password?

    Game looks great and will buy. Welcome to the next gen SP.

  • I know, let’s talk about trophies some more.

    I sure hope this game has trophies.

    I love trophies. Even though there’s been trophies in every game since January, I hope XXXX game has trophies.

    I wish there were trophies in real life.

    Look! I just scored with this hot chick! Trophy for me! I like Niko fellas!

    Dear Sony,

    I love trophies. trophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophiestrophies.

    I ran out of things to say.

    trophies out, [DELETED].

  • hey how about moving the demo up to tomorrow instead of next week, considering that the game has been moved up a weed for release. Thanks and Can’t wait to give you my money for this wonderful looking game.

  • Dang.. more and more I wish I had the demo next week. Should I pre-order another? Or, will we get a Qore demo perhaps?

  • Sounds great. Hopefully there aren’t too many of those grinding trophies. Those types tend to be more of a chore than a fun or trying experience.

    Not too long to wait now. :)

  • aah, you guys named a trophy after me. thanks, cant wait to add it to my list

  • Whoa, don’t get too excited, I’ve been killing off waves of enemies using exploding objects in the environment since Goldeneye.

  • Did anybody else notice that that the official website refers to it as “inFamous on PlayStation 3”?

    Oh and I’m happy that you have to do certain things multiple times to get the trophy for it, gives me more reason to play.

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