Yesterday, Sucker Punch joined in on the PlayStation 4 festivities by announcing that inFAMOUS: Second Son will be hitting in the next gen. We were then teased by and awesome CGI trailer, which gives a little background on the game and it’s atmosphere. You notice a few things when viewing this, like the game taking place in Seattle (the Space Needle being clearly in view in the background) and the setting seeming a bit more futuristic. Now time for some SPOILERS for those who have not played inFAMOUS 2.
It becomes most obvious that Cole McGrath is not the star of the show. Considering that this game takes place seven years after the events of inFAMOUS 2, one can only assume that Cole’s good ending prevailed as the main ending (the evil ending would have brought upon an apocalypse thus making the chance of a future game impossible). He is instead replaced by Delsin Rowe, a 24 year old conduit with the power to manipulate, transform into and direct smoke. My guess is you’ll be able to expand his powers for others (fire or perhaps toxic gas maybe) the same way Cole McGrath could in the original inFAMOUS games.
In Second Son‘s setting, there is an anti-conduit establishment out to put down anyone with special powers, labeling them “bio-terrorist”. Delsin Rowe’s story lies in battling them while finding out the mysteries of how he received his powers and what his ultimate purpose is now that he’s gifted. I’m sure there will be tons of “good karma”, “bad karma” moments thrown in there just like all of the other inFAMOUS games.
So far the game is sounding quite excellent! Here’s a look at the announcement trailer for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. Or for those who might just want to watch it again due to it’s sexiness.