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inFamous: Second Son
Infamous second son boxart
Director:
Release Date:
March 21, 2014
Genre:
Action
Game modes:
Single-player
Rating/s:
T (ESRB)
16 (PEGI)
Platform(s):
PlayStation 4
Media:
Disc
Digital Download

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"Enjoy your power"
— Tagline of the game


InFamous: Second Son is series' third installment for the PlayStation 4. It features a new setting, a new protagonist, and a totalitarian government controlled by propaganda along with the series' new antagonist, the D.U.P. (Department of Unified Protection) It is set seven years after the end of Cole MacGrath's story[1] and stars a new protagonist, Delsin Rowe.

InFamous: Second Son was first announced at Sony's PlayStation 4 Press Conference on February 20th, 2013, after officially announcing the successor to the PlayStation 3. 

Announcement

Sucker Punch's Nate Fox first announced InFAMOUS: Second Son at Sony's PlayStation 4 press conference. Fox described a world under government observation and control and then asked what would happen if citizens suddenly received super powers. The trailer revealed a city run by police, with a citizen running from the police through an alley before they turned around and used some sort of power to destroy an armored vehicle, along with using the chain wrapped around his right wrist as a weapon.

Background

Set seven years after the episodes of Cole MacGrath activated the Ray Field Inhibitor (RFI) to destroy a Conduit (superhumans named for their ability to "channel" powers) named John White, also known as the Beast and cure the Plague. Fearing the Conduits' abilities, the Department of Unified Protection (D.U.P.), an organization formed by the US eastern seaboard and the worldwide economy, that handles any sort of bio-terrorism to ensure that the events of Empire City and New Marais don't repeat themselves. [2] It was also revealed that the D.U.P. renamed Conduits into Bioterrorists and have been rounding them up. Using propagandized messages via news and public service, the D.U.P. forced many Conduits out of hiding by turning the general public against them, and sent them to Curdun Cay, a prison designed to contain and experiment on Conduits.  It was revealed that the developers assumed the good ending of InFAMOUS 2 as canon and that, rather than the RFI destroying all Conduits, some survived the explosion. While it was originally thought to have killed all Conduits across the globe, some Conduits proved resistant to the device due to the long distance from New Marais. Rather than the fictional cities of the previous two games, InFamous: Second Son takes place in Seattle, although locations and features have been changed to allow for better gameplay flow.

Gameplay

As in inFamous and inFamous 2, Karmic choices play a role in the main story. The protagonist, Delsin Rowe, has the ability to absorb other Conduits' powers, replacing the electric-based powers of Cole MacGrath from InFamous and InFAMOUS 2 with multiple others. Every power that Delsin gets drastically changes the way the game is played. Over the course of the entire game, Delsin gains access to new abilities by allying with other Conduits and absorbing their powers. By the end of the game, Delsin has abosrbed the powers of four Conduits, and thus has access to four different powers. While Delsin can have access to only one of his powers at a time, he can easily switch by absorbing the corresponding power source.

For the first time in the series the player will be able to shoot without having to aim beforehand (although it is still an option), which is to instill a sense a fluidity and quickness in gameplay.

Since the DualShock 4 controller has greatly improved handling, aiming and shooting will be done through the L2 and R2 trigger buttons whilst elements under Delsin's control (smoke, neon etc.) are absorbed from sources by pushing one thumb on the left side of the DualShock 4's touch pad.[3] The powers can be switched by absorbing their corresponding element.

Destruction has been greatly improved from the past games. More objects can now be destroyed, and if they are, they will stay destroyed for the rest of the game, unlike in previous inFamous titles.

Bundles and Bonuses

On October 17th, 2013, it was announced that there would be Limited Edition and Collector's Edition" variants of Second Son, which could be pre-ordered. [4]

Limited Edition

This edition, when pre-ordered, also comes with the exclusive Cole's Legacy. It retails at $59.99 MSRP.

Collector's Edition

This edition comes with:

  • A full retail copy of Second Son with the Collector's Edition cover
  • Premium replica of Delsin's beanie
  • Set of 8 pins from Delsin's in-game vest
  • Official DUP Patch
  • Vinyl Decals
  • DLC
    • Delsin's "Legendary" in-game vest
    • Cole's Legacy

It retails at $79.99 MSRP

PlayStation 4 Bundle

This bundle is currently available only at GameStop.[5] It includes:

  • PlayStation 4 Console
  • Second Son regular edition
  • 1-year PlayStation Plus subscription
  • A 2nd DualShock 4 Controller

It retails at $569.96 MSRP

Special Edition

It retails at an average of $83.50

Future Content

  • InFamous: First Light was announced at E3 2014. Abigail "Fetch" Walker will be a playable protagonist. The DLC will be available in August 2014.[6][7]

Gallery

Video

Video Walkthrough

Complete InFamous Second Son Video Walkthrough

References

  1. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/02/20/infamous-second-son-announced-for-playstation-4/
  2. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/02/20/infamous-second-son-announced-for-playstation-4/
  3. http://gamingeverything.com/47159/new-infamous-second-son-details/
  4. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/17/infamous-second-son-limited-and-collectors-editions-revealed/
  5. http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/consoles/playstation-4-infamous-second-son-bundle/113945
  6. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/07/infamous-second-son-dev-talks-sequel-and-dlc
  7. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/10/e3-2014-fetch-playable-in-infamous-second-son-dlc?abthid=53965daa38399a3f3d000009

Start a Discussion Discussions about InFamous: Second Son

  • Cole MacGrath vs. Delsin Rowe

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    • Now here's the million dollar question: how would it play out if they were at full Evil karma?
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