Sparks Fly In New Infamous 2 Footage

by Andrew Reiner on Jul 03, 2010 at 01:45 PM

Before you read any further, check out the Gametrailers video below. Andy McNamara, Game Informer's editor-in-chief and fishing expert, and I played this mission at E3. A few dozen additional civilians were harmed in my playthrough, but the same level of chaos was achieved through Cole's amazing new powers, and Infamous 2's high level of environmental destruction. The game is still early in development, but it already plays as well as it looks. Andy and I were both able to create incredible levels of environmental destruction, and the framerate didn't skip a beat. The new melee combat also delivers a eye-catching wallop. If this is how the good (blue) version of Cole beats down baddies, I can't wait to see how brutal evil (red) Cole is - that is if Sucker Punch decides to stick to a similar morality system from the first game.

The video also shows off Infamous 2's new in-game cutscenes. Don't worry, the game still uses stylish comic book sequences to move the narrative forward. The in-game cutscenes are used primarily for conversations, and moments where Sucker Punch felt they needed a more cinematic experience.