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The first inFamous: Second Son screens and info have emerged from this months GI. It features a 24-year-old Native American hero called Delsin Rowe, described as, “the artistic type with a chip on his soldier”.
In this new Seattle-based installment conduits are classified as bioterrorists, detained and tracked by security forces called the DUP. There seems to be a heavy air of paranoia with security levels impinging on everyone’s freedom. There’ talk of “elevated walkways with search-lights and security cameras as well as checkpoints and scanners” and “parallels to post-9/11 America”. Some of the DUP soldiers appear to have abilities themselves and are able to move at supernatural speeds or shield against powers.
Delsin gains his powers after trying to help people injured in a crash that involves a conduit transport vehicle. This unlocks his latent ability to absorb smoke and his powers include bullet-like smoke projectiles, a teleporting smoke dash (X-Men’s Nightcrawler is mentioned for reference). This smoke ability needs to be recharged with sources like chimneys, car fires and smoke grenades mentioned. Delsin also has a chain as a whip and shares Cole’s old climbing ability. It’s also mentioned that he can absorb other conduits’ powers suggesting the range of abilities might open up as you progress instead of being limited to smoke.
Seattle is filled with DUP bases that can be taken out; either by force or more stealthily by disabling security systems. It looks like there’s a morality system again as well with Delsin being given the option to kill or spare a guard.
New inFamous Second Son screens have been released showing the new PS4 game in action.
Here’s a quick behind the scenes PS4 video showing how inFamous: Second Son is using next-gen motion capture to perfectly preserve Troy Baker’s performance (of The Last Of Us and Bioshock Infinite fame).