26th May, 2009
29th May, 2009
4th June, 2009
Developed by: Sucker Punch Productions
Composer: Amon Tobin, James Dooley, Mel Wesson, Martin Tillman
North American/Europe box art
Europe special box art
The game takes place in fictional Empire City, laid across three islands; the Neon District where many businesses and entertainment venues are located, the Warren District where goods are shipped into and out of the city (also the biggest of the three), and the Historical District, the smallest of the three islands. The districts are connected by bridges, and each district has its own elevated train system. At the start of the game, six blocks of the Historical District are wiped out by an explosion from a bio-electrical device called the Ray Sphere. A plague develops soon afterwards, forcing the government to quarantine the region. In doing so they block the only bridge to the mainland from the city, causing societal collapse within the isolated city.