inFAMOUS: Second Son announced for PlayStation 4
posted on 02.20.13 at 07:08 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Sucker Punch comes to Sony's next-gen console.

Sucker Punch’s latest game is a PlayStation 4-exclusive about people with super powers. And it’s not inFAMOUS 3. It’s inFAMOUS: Second Son.

Second Son stars new character Delsin Row. He’s a 24-year-old “absolutely convinced he’s destined for greatness,” according to Sucker Punch Productions’ Brian Fleming. “Though so far his greatness has managed to elude him.”

Delsin grew up just outside of Seattle, Washington—the game’s setting—where after rescuing occupants from a fiery bus wreck, he discovers he has the ability to direct, manipulate, and transform into smoke.

The game takes place seven years after “the Cole McGrath episodes” and the world has “clearly changed.” Anyone showing signs of being a “bio-terrorist” is immediately handed over to the Department of Unified Protection, a government agency created to ensure a repeat of the series’ previous events never happen again. And Delsin, not a fan of authority, gets caught in the agency’s dragnet.

“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,” said Fleming. “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?”

Watch the debut trailer below.

  • ShinAsura

    Second sun could mean the world is in chaos and the protagonist is symbolic of the land of the rising sun, a new chance for survival or whatever

    • Bloodios

      But it’s “son”…

    • http://www.facebook.com/bruno.p72 Bruno Paixão

      Or its something with the faction of the Infamous 1 and 2 the ”first sons” , maybe after 7 years they could try to ”make” new super-humans like cole, and then Delsin shows up, that could explain the ”second son” sub-titled don’t you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Troy Baker is that you?

    • Bloodios

      That’s what I thought when I saw his face, too.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      It’s definitely Troy. Face and and voice are Baker’s =)

      • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

        Someone should make Troy Baker is in every game video by now. I love the guy.

  • Prodigy-X

    Oh I can’t wait for this.

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    I’m curious when this takes place in relation to inFamous 1 & 2.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    I’ve never played any of the inFamous games before, but I really liked the dystopian setting of this game. Definitely has my attention!

  • MagoIichi

    This guy looks like Keanu Reeves.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      From the screen cap I have, I think he looks more like Slug from Atmosphere.

      • DrForbidden

        with the beanie he had on, I was actually reminded of Shen (Nelson Lee) from the Blade TV series.

        • Skerj

          I wish that series went on for longer than it did. It was on Spike so I had no idea it would be as good as it turned out to be.

          • DrForbidden

            I own it on DVD. It’s absolutely fantastic. Well-written plots, great acting, and movie-grade special effects. They just didn’t have the money for a new season, unfortunately…

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      It’s Troy Baker. He’s also the VA for the character. I really like that guy, talented fella.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      It’s Troy Baker. He’s also the VA for the character. I really like that guy, talented fella.

  • rockman29

    Best looking game for PS4!!!!

    • Budgiecat

      Beyond: Twin Souls cans stand up to these games graphically aside from the particle effects that’s why I ain’t so impressed….yet

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        QD+PS4=you will probably be mightily impressed. I certainly can’t wait for their first game as they’re already delivering photo-realism on PS3, as a 2nd party dev to boot.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        QD+PS4=you will probably be mightily impressed. I certainly can’t wait for their first game as they’re already delivering photo-realism on PS3, as a 2nd party dev to boot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    ooooh, pyrokinesis. I approve humies.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Details added.

  • KurisuMakise

    Oh his power is smoke huh, I thought it was fire during the presentation. Alright, glad that’s cleared up. Was really great to see Sucker Punch’s new game finally.

  • ALKi1234

    That thought is going to help me sleep tonight.Coz Damn that looks good.

  • HassanJamal

    Its not CGI. SP stated on their twitter account that what you saw in the trailer was all in-engine :D