Infamous: Second Son launching February 2014

Sucker Punch's PlayStation 4-exclusive releasing early next year, developer confirms.

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PlayStation 4-exclusive Infamous: Second Son, developed by Sly Cooper studio Sucker Punch, will be released in February 2014. A studio representative confirmed the release date with Polygon.

Infamous: Second Son was announced during the PS4's unveiling event in New York City on February 20.

The game, set in Seattle, takes place seven years after the events of Infamous 2 and follows the story of new protagonist Delsin Rowe, a 24-year-old with special abilities.

Infamous: Second Son is the third main entry in the series, following 2009's original Infamous and 2011's Infamous 2. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

224 comments
TransvormerSCol
TransvormerSCol

Weren't the release of this game the same as PS4 launch date? Looks like no longer.

shikako
shikako

I have a question off-topic... Can the game running on the highest settings in ps4 and any game?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

This was the only tempting game for me in the PS4 launch window.

CTR360
CTR360

great news i cant wait for infamous second son

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

not a fan of imfamous anyway but what is actually going to come out with the ps 4? by the sounds not many of the games sony have been trying to push

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

i cant wait. this is the first game im really excited for

santinegrete
santinegrete

Cool, I didn't expected it that soon. If Infamous 2 was a better game I'd be really pumped to get this.

Garm31
Garm31

LOL! It not even a launch title. Like Titanfall. What is the point in buying these next gen console this year? May as well wait.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Awesome!  That's even better than the March 2014 release I was expecting.  

ghost590
ghost590

and ill be buying a ps4 that day

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

I played both Infamous and I like both, but my favorite is the first, hope this one gives me the same feeling of the first.

j_kizi
j_kizi

gonna pick this up next summer when i buy a ps4, along with killzone, witcher 3 and hopefully the order 1886. I pray dark souls 2 will be on ps4 aslo.....

Jasurim
Jasurim

I can't wait for this! :D

Dictatroll
Dictatroll

I just can't wait for news about Naughty dog's next game!...hopefully it's Jak 4.

Dictatroll
Dictatroll

Why isn't there Xbots in here?...weird.

Dictatroll
Dictatroll

The first time i played Infamous 2 i thought the games is gonna feel floaty it's going to feel just like how spiderman moves and such, but i played it and it was superb fun and it felt just right, then after i played Infamous 1 and festival of blood.

BFKZ
BFKZ

man screw this, iam going to play the last of us again.

d3nR
d3nR

I hope they make a notoriety meter so that the more damage you do the more police pops up. 

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

Well, that's a nice early release into the lifespan of the PS4. I'm looking forward to this game, having played the first two.

meedokicky
meedokicky

My most anticipated game on PS4! but I will probably not buy a PS4 that soon, I wanna wait and see if the console has hardware failures. also because there is still too much to play on PS3.

Primeyuri
Primeyuri

sooner than i thought. februari PS4 time I guess. 

SkyDazzleDash
SkyDazzleDash

Am I the only one that notices the extra 5 minutes of blackness?

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

This game looks like it was made for 15 year old emo kids......I guess it probably was.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Exactly as expected, they killed off the protagonist in InFamous 2, to make way for the new people.  I'll keep my money...I like games with long storylines.  Ripoffs like Mass Effect 3 and Assassin's Creed 3 just tick me off, with ruinous writing worse than children's books - and the InFamous devs decided to go the same route.  Congrats at getting none of my money, morons.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@jtthegame316 It's starting to look the Vita launch. Oh you don't remember it? Neither does anyone else.

johnrayjr
johnrayjr

@Garm31 

Anyone who buys a console its first year on the market is a complete fool. 

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

@Garm31 yeah, just stick with PC; titan fall will always look the best there

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@Garm31 You assume that this is the only game worth buying a PS4 for? That's quite short-sighted.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@Dictatroll because its sony fanboys that troll xbox stoies not the other way round. i am not a fanboy of any i have xbox  360 and ps 3 and just am a game fan and have seen for my self on the internet that it is sony fans doing all the trolling and petite name calling like you have just done calling people an xbot.

Dictatroll
Dictatroll

@BFKZ I've played it a million time now.And still didn't play MP, i heard it's great.

barrica
barrica

@SkyDazzleDash i noticed, so i decided to read the coments to see if i could find a coment mentioning it lol. 

kik4444
kik4444

@VarietyMage Did you forget the other ending where Cole didn't die? The was no way no continue Cole's story the way Infamous 2 ended without making 2 games for each ending

96augment
96augment

@VarietyMage How do you know the writing is bad in Infamous: Second Son? You haven't even played it yet. 

jecomans
jecomans

@Dictatroll I turned on the multiplayer after my first play through, and almost got to the part where I joined a game before realizing I that I should just play the game again. Still haven't gone back, but I've heard it's very good.

BFKZ
BFKZ

@Dictatroll man i went on a real feels trip around the end of the game...pure masterpiece.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

@kik4444 @VarietyMage Except there's no trace of Cole in the release trailers, and he's not the main character. Therefore, they killed him off.  End of Cole's story, and end of the series for me.  I liked Cole.  I don't know these new characters, and to tell the truth, I don't feel like investing any time in the new ones.  I wanted to see how they brought Cole back, and I was disappointed....again (ME3, AC3, now I:SS).

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

@96augment @VarietyMage *sigh*  When you don't have Cole as the main character, that makes the game totally different from previous games, and as such, that makes me unhappy, because I like story in my games.  Killing off protagonists like Cole in InFamous 2 is really bad writing, as it doesn't allow for long, extended game series.  They write themselves into a corner, then kill off the protagonist when they can't think of any way to continue the story.  That's called lazy, i.e. bad, writing.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

@96augment @VarietyMage I don't feel like watching characters dying off like flies.  No emotional investment.  It would be akin to watching a true Mortal Kombat tournament, let's see who's still alive at the end.  Not my cup of tea.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

@kohle36 @VarietyMage @96augment Dune series, Star Wars Expanded Universe (particularly the Yuushan Vong war series - 14 books), David Brin's Existence (800+ pages), Tolkien, Battlefield Earth (1600+ pages), Asimov's Foundation Series...that sort of long-term storyline.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

@Deadlysyns87 Which is perfectly fine, actually.  Ultima did just fine with the Avatar until Garriott deliberately killed off the series.  20 years and 9 games, wasn't it?  Never got stale for me.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

@96augment @VarietyMage It would have been nicer if they'd never written him out of the story in the first place.  I don't like "Game of Thrones"-like storylines, where no one is safe.

slainta
slainta

@VarietyMage @96augment The franchise "inFamous" is about the gameplay style. A bit like in Final Fantasy. Most elements are kept, but the story doesn't need to be a real sequel. Cole was cool, Cole is dead, time to move on in the same world.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@strikeback1247 @VarietyMage @96augment I prefer killing off a main Character before he can get Stale this allows them to open up a new character with new Abilities and new personality instead of the same old Character. like Master Chief in Halo, He has become the face of halo so now Halo will always be about him which means we will never get to see a new main character that is different.

96augment
96augment

@VarietyMage Different doesn't mean bad. Infamous: Second Son could have a good story. There's no way to know unless you play the game. It would have been worse writing if they had found some way to bring back Cole.