Earlier this evening, Sony and Sucker Punch teamed up to show us what an inFAMOUS title can do on the PlayStation 4. This new entry in the series is inFAMOUS: Second Son, and it looks like we have our first details about the story! Join us after the jump to see what kind of mischief you’ll be getting into this time around.
Taking place in Seattle, the events of inFAMOUS: Second Son unfold a mere seven years following the shocking conclusion of inFAMOUS 2. In that time, more conduits have awakened, super-powered humans have sprung up every which way, and the government has put together the Department of Unified Protection to take care of these new conduits. The DUP’s job is simple: gather up anyone with powers under the guise that they’re a “bio-terrorist.” What they’re doing with the captured conduits remains to be said, but we can guess it’s not good.
That’s where our protagonist, Delsin Rowe, comes in. A Seattle native, Delsin’s backstory is a mystery. The story goes as follows: Delsin was saving people from a bus wreck when he discovered he can control and transform into smoke, a power we saw him exhibit in tonight’s trailer. It’s not anything to write home about but it’s probably best to assume it’s Ray Sphere related in some way, shape , or form. It’s when Delsin gets put on the DUP’s capture list that he decides to round up the conduits and take a stand.
Sucker Punch has also hinted that karma decisions – an element that played a crucial role in the previous inFAMOUS titles – will make a return. Oh, and Second Son’s trailer was all in-engine! So far, the game sounds great and we’d like to get our hands on it ourselves, but we’ll have to wait for another day. In the mean time, check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Via: US PlayStation Blog