Seattle-Set Video Game Debuts with PlayStation 4
Infamous: Second Son lets players wreak havoc in a dystopian Seattle.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning the Seattle streets with superpowers (no Phoenix Jones, real superpowers), the next-generation video game console offers that opportunity. At last week’s Sony PlayStation 4 launch press conference, Sucker Punch Productions unveiled the set-in-Seattle Infamous: Second Son. The game is the third installment in the Innfamous series, which allows players to roam open-world environments while fighting off enemies that fear superhumans.
Second Son takes places in an ominous futuristic Seattle where the military state has people in a constant state of paranoia. Players control Delsin Rowe, a 24-year-old antiauthoritarian superhero with smoke powers. The trailer opens with a foggy Seattle backdrop—complete with a modified futuristic Space Needle—and showcases Rowe using his abilities to take down a team of armed guards. Keep an eye out for familiar downtown streets names.
The PS4 exclusive currently has no release date, but it's expected to be a launch title when the console arrives this holiday season.