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Sucker Punch Shares More Intel On Infamous: Second Son

In the wake of the Second Son reveal, Sucker Punch producer Brian Fleming took to the PlayStation blog to give us a clearer understanding of what the game has to offer.

Rather than rejurgitate the information, we'll just post what Fleming had to say:

"Delsin Rowe is the star of Second Son, and you probably know someone like him: A 24 year-old who is absolutely convinced he’s destined for greatness; though so far that greatness has managed to elude him. He grew up just outside Seattle, where his great – if accidental – calling comes crashing into his life. After rescuing occupants from a fiery bus wreck, he discovers that he suddenly has the ability to direct, manipulate and even transform into… smoke. Could he have absorbed this power from one of the passengers he pulled from the wreckage?

"Setting the scene: It’s been seven years since the Cole McGrath episodes and the world has clearly changed. Anyone showing signs of being a so-called “bio-terrorist” is immediately handed over to the Department of Unified Protection (DUP) — a government agency created to ensure there is never a repeat of the catastrophic events of Empire City and New Marais. So Delsin, who has never been particularly respectful of authority, finds himself caught in the DUP dragnet – and decides he’s not going to go quietly.

"Along the way, Delsin is going to ask questions that are not just relevant to the world of Second Son – but to the world we all live in today. A world where we are often instructed to surrender our freedoms to help improve our security. Ben Franklin once wrote “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Is he right?

"As you play Second Son, you’ll explore lots of Seattle’s familiar landmarks. As with all games in this series, the path the gameplay and story take will depend on the decisions you make along the way. Of course, we are creating all these characters and locations at a remarkable level of detail – made possible by PS4. In fact, this trailer was produced in-house using our game engine – can you tell we’re having fun with the new GPU, tools, and our new VFX system?"

If you missed it, here is the video from the official announcement:

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  • So far, the PS4 looks great.
  • This is looking so good. Kinda looked like prototype at first, though I wouldn't mind a combo of prototype and infamous. Now that I know his powers are smoke-based I can better understand the video.
  • this...almost looks like you're playing a CGI movie.
  • I'm so stoked! I was fortunate enough to play Infamous and Infamous 2 without owning a PS3. I'm loving the offering Sony is putting out there. Great exclusives like this and Killzone are pulling me from Microsoft this next generation.
  • i am really looking forward to this title.

  • Finally,the devs are having fun working for sony.
  • ...really? so cole's sacrifice was for not. I was afraid of this, why sucker punch! why ruin a awesome series!!!! they should of had this set in a different universe and not the same one with cole, there is no reason why it should take place in the same universe, it just ruins it.
  • The smoke monster did get off the island
  • Can't wait to play this game. I'm working on inFamous 2 right now so I'll be caught up.

  • I want to see how many people can we have running away from me at the same time, its gonna be fun.

  • I'm so glad they're expanding the universe. I sincerely hope they created some compelling villains with cool super powers. A hero's only as good as his rogues gallery.
  • I'm getting inFamous and Watch Dogs at launch.

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    So it's set after Cole MacGrath's story, and in an actual city? Cool. Wonder how it'll tie in.
  • It's inFAMOUS, release it and I'm going to buy it day one.

  • Yes, Ben Franklin is right.

    But even though I know the answer already, I'll still play the game.

  • inFAMOUS was one of my fave new IPs this gen! Cant effing wait! I am glad I can afford all these new systems and games that are coming this year! I am sure all 3 (YES the Wii U IS Next Gen, waitll E3)next gen systems will be awesome

  • So I'm going with the good ending of inFamous 2 being cannon? Unless I'm remembering wrong. Anyways, looking forward to it. inFamous is one of two truly exceptional superhero franchises. Sucker Punch has never steered me wrong, so I'm at least very optimistic at the prospect of inFamous: Second Son.
  • I never understood why more games aren't set in Seattle. It's a great city.
  • give me this and a PS4 and ill be a happy gamer.

    edit: id love to have a infamous game based in Philly at some point
  • This and Killzone Shadow Fall have got me super excited for PS4.  I really think that Sony is gonna be back on top this generation.  I hope Microsoft has some crazy good games and some top notch hardware in store or they'll be struggling this go around.

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