Nestled firmly within Sony’s PlayStation 4 vanguard, inFAMOUS: Second Son is making somewhat of a departure from previous instalments in the series.
First off, you’ll no longer be taking the helm as super-charged poster-boy, Cole McGrath.
Instead, players will assume the role of Delsin Rowe, a hot-headed Seattle native who has never had much respect for authority. Even less so after being imbued with superpowers and hunted by the Department of Unified Protection (DUP) as a suspected “bio-terrorist.”
Seven years have passed since the resolution to Cole McGrath’s story and, as a result, super-powered humans have been cropping up here and there all over the world. Fearing the worst, the DUP is immediately formed in order to detain or destroy anyone who might threaten the safety of America’s people.
Unlike Cole, Delsin commands the power to manipulate, create, or even transform into smoke constructs. How this will transfer into actual gameplay remains to be seen, though the debut trailer suggests that there could be a heavy focus on both stealth and melee.
Finally, Sucker Punch has confirmed that the central themes of Second Son are both liberation and value of freedom, as touched upon by Nate Fox during the game’s announcement.
Expect to hear more in the coming months, leading into E3 2013.