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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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  • Smoke powers? Where have i seen that before?
    Smoker-san is a boss.
  • This isn't new. They released this stuff the night of the press conference.

  • so does it take place in seattle, or a fictitious city resembling seattle?

  • The day I beat Infamous 2, they announce a new Infamous game. the day I beat dark Souls, they announce Dark Souls II. SO IF I BEAT THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU, WILL THEY ANNOUNCE A SEQUEL?!

    Also:YAY!More Infamous. No idea how it's going to work but I don't care.

  • This game and killzone are the only two games that could convince me to buy a ps4. I am very interested to see what Microsoft has planned. But both Infamous 1 & 2 are the only reason I bought a PS3 and killzone was a happy bonus for me.

  • Yeah Buddy

  • Mod

    I still need to play the other ones D:

  • 7 years later, huh? I wonder how Sucker Punch will tie in the good and evil endings from InFamous 2 into this one.
  • I'm excited! I hope they improve the parkour systems and smooth out the climbing.

  • Great premise! I was really wondering how this would tie into inFAMOUS. Is it a future sequel? Is the protagonist related to Cole? Are we in for a completely different spin-off?

    Now that we got some answers, I'm satisfied with where the game is going. I wonder who that person was he pulled out of the fire that gave him his powers...?

  • Looking good. I didn't really like Infamous 2 but I thought the first one was great! And I like the world they created. I would very much like to know how else you get super powers in this universe if you're not a conduit.

  • "After rescuing occupants from a fiery bus wreck, he discovers that he suddenly has the ability to direct, manipulate and even transform into… smoke."

    Does anyone remember the short term flight mechanic from Festival of Blood? I can totally see that playing into the new guys smoke powers...awesome, just awesome.

  • So wait cole died in inFamous 2? Was that as a hero? Cause I could have sworn that he lived in the villain ending.

  • Not too hyped for another lamo dead-beat character, but I love the idea of Seattle getting to finally be a video-game city. It's just down the road from me too! I'll be looking forward to see how accurate it is. If they gimme some sweet powers, I'll be interested.
  • smoke powers?


  • I loved this game the minute I set eyes on it, I just hope that above all I get to fly around like in Infamous: Festival Of Blood