More Info on inFAMOUS: Second Son Revealed

Brian Fleming at the PlayStation Blog gave us some generous insight into the details of inFAMOUS: Second Son today. Here’s the basic rundown of what he had to say about SuckerPunch’s latest endeavor:

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 the passengers 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?

inFAMOUS is one of the many PlayStation exclusive franchises that have been a fan favorite with many gamers. With two previous installments in the franchise, Second Son looks to be the third and will debut on the newly-announced PlayStation 4.

Keep it locked here for more developments on inFAMOUS and the PlayStation 4. And in the mean time, check out this demo from Wednesday’s next-gen reveal that showed us what we can expect from the game:


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