Earlier we told you that during the PS4 reveal Sucker Punch announced their latest game, inFAMOUS: Second Son. Now we’ve gotten our hands on the trailer that they showed announcing the game along with a little bit of info about the game. Here’s a short description we’ve gotten about the game so far.
Surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. When Delsin Rowe discovers his powers he’s forced to run, searching for other superhumans in order to save those he loves from the oppressive D.U.P. now hot on his tail. The choices he makes along the way change the future of everyone around him
Who is Delsin Rowe? We don’t know yet but I’m sure over the next few months we’ll get to know him all too well. It will be interesting to see if this is related to the previous games in any way or a completely new story. Keep it locked right here for more info about inFAMOUS: Second Son and all the other awesome PlayStation 4 news coming out.
Updated: The folks at Sucker Punch just revealed quite a bit more about the game’s story and its main character.
Delsin Rowe is the star of Second Son, and you probably know someone like him… A 24 year-old who is absolutely convinced he’s destined for greatness; though so far that greatness has managed to elude him. He grew up just outside Seattle, where his great – if accidental – calling comes crashing into his life.
After rescuing occupants from a fiery bus wreck, he discovers that he suddenly has the ability to direct, manipulate and even transform into… smoke. Could he have absorbed this power from one of theengers he pulled from the wreckage?
Setting the scene… It’s been seven years since the Cole McGrath episodes and the world has clearly changed. Anyone showing signs of being a so-called “bio-terrorist” is immediately handed over to the Department of Unified Protection (DUP) – a government agency created to ensure there is never a repeat of the catastrophic events of Empire City and New Marais. So Delsin, who has never been particularly respectful of authority, finds himself caught in the DUP dragnet… and decides he’s not going to go quietly.
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 – 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?
As you play Second Son, you’ll explore lots of Seattle’s familiar landmarks. As with all games in this series, the path the gameplay and story take will depend on the decisions you make along the way. And, of course, we are creating all these characters and locations at a remarkable level of detail – made possible by PlayStation 4.
In fact this trailer was produced in-house using our game engine – can you tell we’re having fun with the new GPU, tools, and our new VFX system?