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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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  • This should be sweet.

  • I want to know which story line this follows because [SPOILER ALERT] in the good side all conduits were killed, right?

  • May get a PS4 just for this, watch dogs, and the witcher 3.

  • Man this game looks great! Keep it up SONY. Well..... the good parts at least.

  • The series is one of my favorite all time games for the PS3. I am sure that SP knows what they are doing with the franchise, looking forward to check how the game looks like in it's final glory.

  • Really DUP (Doop), oh so clever Sucker Punch. I hate these "Big Brother" games, yeah i get it screw authority the masses are all slaves to the government agendas and whatever other BS those liberal nuts want to believe. I've never played an Infamous game and this one won't convince me to play. I don't play games for the story since they mostly suck and are all the same cookie cutter nonsense.

  • What if the bad ending is Canon and Cole ends up being the final boss?
  • It will be interesting to see what Sucker Punch can do to expand abilities based on smoke but his teleportation ability looks like it will make gameplay interesting to say the least. As to which ending this games follows, I suspect both could work in theory. The bad ending seems most likely, but the good ending could work if another similar event occured at some point after Cole killed all existing conduits, including himself. I suppose we will have to wait for more details.
  • This may be a deciding factor for me. Microsoft is going to have to really wow me with what they offer. Although, I am tempted to get a Wii U with the new Monster Hunter game. It looks like a lot of fun.

  • really? No Cole??? after that ending?? Just call it "Second Son", dont tie in the inFamous name to it... each news about the PS4 I read makes me Not want to buy it!
  • Nice to see more Infamous but this direction of story has me confused and the new character looks like some rebellious punk kid. Will the story be like the DMC?
  • Hopefully there will be electric powers in the game. if not it won't feel like Infamous.
  • Looks cool.

  • I like the new character idea. Smoke just seems like a weird power, but I want to see how it is used. I have a wild imagination, and I picture it my head. Not getting too crazy with expectations, though.

  • one of the games im gonna buy in ps4 release!

  • I don't know whether its me, but I think sucker punch is rushing into this too soon. I think they should slow down and take their time

  • THIS will define PlayStation (others included). Not only is it the return of a memorable francchise, but the blend with true freedom is just... spectacular. Sometimes I feel that our world completely matches all that in the video.

  • here's a question...WHERE THE *** IS ZEKE?!?!?!

  • Calling it right now...can't wait for the infamous second son edition of gameinformer magazine