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inFamous Second Son story details: new character, new city, new powers

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on 22 February 2013

Sucker Punch Productions has released a host of new details on the story of inFamous: Second Son, a sequel/spin-off set seven years after the events of inFamous 2.

Second Son--in development for PlayStation 4--casts players as new protagonist Delsin Rowe, a 24-year-old Seattle native who finds himself hunted by the Department of Unified Protection. The DUP was formed in response to the chaos that ensued following Cole MacGrath's adventures in New Marais, and is dedicated to stopping future catastrophes by rounding up any human with Conduit powers. Rowe, who possesses the power 'to direct, manipulate, and transform into smoke,' doesn't take kindly to the DUP's agenda, and decides to put up a fight.

The origin of Delsin Rowe's power is still unknown, but Sucker Punch suggests that he may have absorbed it from a passenger he rescued from a fiery bus crash. Regardless, the choices you make in Second Son will influence the story and gameplay you experience moving forward. Second Son is also notable for being the first inFamous game set in a real-world city (Seattle), and Sucker Punch attests that plenty of recognizable landmarks await.

We'll have more on inFamous: Second Son in the coming days, weeks, and months. In the meantime, give us your (spoiler-free) thoughts in the comments below. Are you excited to play as a new superhero, or will you miss Cole MacGrath?