Along with the official announcement of the PlayStation 4 today, Sony revealed a few of the games that will grace their new console, one of which was the highly anticipated inFAMOUS: Second Son. Along with the trailer from the event (below), developers Sucker Punch dished out some of the first details of the game on the PlayStation blog.
In Second Son, players will take on the role of Delsin Rowe, a 24 year-old who, after rescuing some passengers from a burning bus, discovers he has been granted an unusual ability. He can actually control or even transform into smoke. Really? Smoke? I know, in text form it doesn’t sound so exciting, but we assure you it looks much cooler in the trailer!
Sucker Punch also revealed some details about the setting in which Delsin will be testing out his smokey talents. Seven years have passed since Cole McGrath and the events of the first two inFAMOUS titles. In response to the Empire City and New Marais catastrophes, the government has formed a new agency known as the Department of Unified Protection (DUP). Anyone showing signs of being a “bio-terrorist” is handed over to the DUP. Naturally, Mr. Rowe and the DUP do not see eye-to-eye and he decides to fight back, thus laying out sufficient motivation to bust some heads.
According to the developers, the events of Second Son are not only relevant to the game world, but to our own world as well. They draw comparisons to our actual governments asking us to surrender our freedoms in order to ensure society’s protection. Sucker Punch even quotes Benjamin Franklin on the matter: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Like other inFAMOUS games, the storyline will be dependent upon the decisions made by the player. Along the way, Delsin will explore a Seattle that has been recreated “at a remarkable level of detail – made possible by PS4”. Sucker Punch also touts that fact that the trailer was made in-house using their game engine and the muscle of the new PlayStation.
That’s about the extent of the details that we have at the moment, but we expect to hear more about inFAMOUS: Second Son, along with the other PlayStation 4 titles, over the coming weeks. We’ll be sure to stay on top of this one and let you know as new developments arise.