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InFamous Second Son PS4 Hands-on: Great Power, Great Responsibility

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32w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements shared hands-on details today on InFamous Second Son on PS4 who states with great power comes great responsibility.

To quote: Delsin Rowe strolls down a shadowy length of docks with ample confidence. Caches of illegal drugs have been hidden among the houseboats moored there, which is a disagreeable notion to our super-powered, rough-around-the-edges hero.

But with eye-searing neon and seething smoke at his disposal, Delsin has little to fear from the drug peddlers peppering him with gunfire. Bullets ricochet off the flashing neon light around his head as he flinches - they're more an annoyance than a danger. As he leaps into the air to greet his enemies, powers flaring to life, he can destroy them or subdue them. And that's up to the player.

Choice has always played a vital role in the inFAMOUS series, and inFAMOUS Second Son is no exception. Amidst all the open-world action that developer Sucker Punch has set in its own Seattle, Delsin can enter combat as a careful hero or a ruthless force. These methods of play not only affect how each battle scene is approached, but how Delsin's powers manifest themselves.

Smoke and neon, the two powers Sucker Punch has revealed so far, can cater to either play style. Players unconcerned with...
 

Second Son's Seattle: Bringing the Infamous City to Life on PS4

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34w ago - Sucker Punch Productions Art Director Horia Dociu is here with a video which brings the the infamous city Seattle to life in Second Son on PS4.

To quote: From the start, Seattle felt like the perfect locale for Second Son. Sucker Punch Productions is located just outside of Seattle, and we saw this as an opportunity to recreate the feeling of our home town.

We wanted to capture a level of detail we had never attempted before using the amazing speed, graphics processing power, and high resolution output of PS4. Not to mention, being from here, we just couldn't build a fake city with a fake Space Needle... I mean "Galactic Tower" just doesn't sound right to us.

Our goal was to create an urban playground for the player as they experience Delsin's amazing superhuman powers, so it was paramount that we capture the essence of the city. We wanted to give the player the feeling of walking down an alleyway and seeing the rain accumulate between the cobblestones, and the reflections of the rain-streaked, brick buildings and neon market signs.





Or the feeling of looking up at the sun as it breaks through the clouds, sending rays of light through enormous pine trees. We challenged our team to create all the painstaking...
 

Video: The Powers of InFamous Second Son PS4: Smoke vs. Neon

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45w ago - Lead Designer at Sucker Punch Productions Jaime Griesemer made available a video today dubbed The Powers of InFamous Second Son PS4: Smoke vs. Neon below.

To quote: Sure, when you play inFAMOUS Second Son, you're going to "enjoy your power." But which one are you going to enjoy the most?

Delsin absorbs the ability to control Smoke in his hometown, and then goes to Seattle to find more conduits and gain their powers, starting with Neon. These power sources have different strengths and weaknesses, requiring you to change up your tactics. This has led to an ongoing debate on the design team about which power is actually the best.

Darren Bridges (Power Designer): Ok, is this really a debate? Smoke is the clear winner. There's nothing better than dashing in and choke-slamming some DUP stooge, then firing a Cinder Blast that destroys the tower his buddies are standing on.

Jaime Griesemer (Lead Designer): Sure, if you want to get your hands dirty, Smoke is great. But Neon is clean and streamlined. You're basically firing lasers out of your hands, so you're a natural sniper.

With Neon, combat is all about precision from a distance. Each shot hits hard, especially if you're targeting the enemy's weak points. Neon lets you dissect a squad of Dupes like a...
 

Sony Goes Hands-On with Infamous Second Son on PlayStation 4

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45w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Infamous Second Son on PlayStation 4.

Below are the details, to quote: Things don't go as planned for Delsin Rowe, the smug but likeable hero of Infamous Second Son. Following the catastrophic events that shook the world in the first two games, Delsin's super-powered status as a Conduit is laid bare after exposure to other superhumans.

Delsin can absorb the powers of others, and then employ them for his own devices. He has serious potential, and that immense potential was on display during the PS4 launch event here in New York City this week.

This third-person, superhero action game already looks electric running on PS4, with fluid animations and sharp bursts of light around every rain-soaked corner.

At the event, we join Delsin and his cop brother Reggie as they attempt to pass through a Department of Unified Protection (DUP) security checkpoint. Their dark, menacing uniforms stand in stark contrast with the bright yellows of warning signs that litter the scene.

But unfortunately for Delsin, things don't go as planned.

Sure enough, Delsin's spectacular abilities trigger an automated warning at the checkpoint, and the DUP descends upon him with rifles ready. This is where the first...
 

InFamous Second Son PS4 Limited and Collector's Editions Revealed

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49w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona of Software Marketing revealed the PS4 Limited and Collector's Editions for InFamous Second Son today.

To quote: The PS4 launch is right around the corner, which means plenty of fantastic, next-gen games to check out on November 15th! But today, we're here to update you on inFAMOUS Second Son.

Sucker Punch Productions has devoted tremendous effort to it so far, and we've been working with them to reward gamers who pre-order with not only the exclusive vests we announced, but also an upgraded, limited edition that gives you a unique foil cover, as well as Cole's Legacy DLC.

Behold! The inFAMOUS Second Son Limited Edition for only $59.99! Like the title says, it's limited, so if you're interested, don't forget to pre-order. This item won't be available after launch.

Don't worry if you've already pre-ordered, by the way. You'll automatically be upgraded to the Limited Edition!

But what's this Cole's Legacy DLC we mentioned? For one, it won't be available for purchase when inFAMOUS Second Son launches. It's only available through these offers here.

It's additional downloadable content you'll be able to play that uncovers what happened between the devastating events of Infamous 2 and inFAMOUS...
 
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