Yesterday we reported about Ninja Theory’s wariness of having their new title, Enslaved, compared to Uncharted 2. Today we have Sucker Punch also name dropping Naughty Dog’s seminal classic, but this time as the one to beat. Commenting on the competitive third-person genre that also sports big hitters God of War and Assassin’s Creed, Sucker Punch have told GameInformer that their upcoming inFamous 2 not only needs to be on par with such mega-titles, but they’re now much better placed to achieve this level of quality. Director Chris Zimmerman said:
“The space we’re playing in – the third-person action genre – is the Game of the Year space. You look around and it’s Uncharted 2, it’s Assassin’s Creed, it’s God of War. It’s all these great games, and you have to be able to compete on all axes with them. On the axes of character and story and stuff, we’re much better set up this time so we can take a big, hard swing at it.”
It’s not the first time Uncharted 2 and inFamous 2 have appeared in the same story, with Sucker Punch having previously admitted that they’ve been influenced by Naughty Dog’s renowned award-winning title. Whether or not Cole’s second adventure is of the same calibre of Drake’s remains to be seen.
In other Infamous 2 news, check out the following behind the scenes footage of the game’s appearance at this year’s Comic-con. Not only will you see some awesome new footage, you’ll witness the game’s creators talk about Cole’s progression and why working on a new IP in the superhero world was always more attractive to them than tackling a known, established hero.