Not long ago, Cole MacGrath from the inFAMOUS franchise was added to the roster of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Now – conveniently on the day of release for the inFAMOUS Collection – he’s been added again in his evil karmic state. While some of his attacks bear a resemblance to his good counterpart, many of his others appear far more devastating thanks to Nix’s fire powers. Bolts, grenades, and rockets form beautiful incendiary explosions. One of his most impressive moves is the Ionic Drain super, which can suck the life from multiple adversaries. His top tier super channels the Beast, allowing Cole to hover around and hurl combustible chaos in all directions.
I’m happy to see Cole’s evil side. I was originally unsure of the choice to make him two separate characters, but they appear to stand on their own, offering two distinct play styles. They’re as different as fire and ice, literally. Plus ,combining both forms into one wouldn’t make much sense in the spirit of the game’s karma system. Hopefully his evil encore isn’t at the expense of another beloved character.
New reveals are just around the corner, as PAX gets underway in the coming days. Stay tuned for more details. Who knows? Maybe the next reveal will be Neutral Cole.
Also, if you haven’t played though the inFAMOUS franchise, now is the perfect time! For $39.99 you can pick up the new inFAMOUS Collection, which includes not only the first two games, but the Festival of Blood downloadable title.
Update: Gameplay for Raiden, one of the two PAX reveals, has hit the net. Like Dante, he’s proficient with swords and able to string serious combos. His level two super mirrors the free slicing mode from the upcoming Revengence. For his level three super, his opponents are placed in the franchise’s trademark stealth boxes, limiting their movement but hiding them since more boxes show up than players.