If you own a PlayStation 3, you owe it to yourself to play inFamous. The original game, a PS3 exclusive, allowed gamers to take control of Cole McGrath, a courier that is bestowed with electricity-based super powers that he uses to try to escape the quarantined Empire City. The game was well received by critics and fans alike, shipping over 2 million copies and inspiring a possible Hollywood movie adaption to be penned by Avi and Ari Arad, the duo currently writing another PS3 adaption of the game Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. So it was inevitable that a sequel was on the way.
When the original game ended (without spoiling anything), you were left with the choice of saving or slaving the population of Empire City. You could be a good guy or a bad guy, but regardless of your choice, your actions directly affected the inhabitants of the city. In the sequel, Cole leaves Empire City and makes his way down south to New Marais, a city similar to New Orleans.
InFamous 2 will carry over the open world gameplay style, as well as the electric based powers, but it will also introduce a few new tricks, such as weapons and wall sliding. Cole also has a new look and a new voice actor playing him. We’ll have to wait until 2011 for more details, but check out the gameplay trailer below for now and enjoy.
Warning: This trailer may not be suitable for all ages