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What Happened Between inFAMOUS 2 and PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Downloadable expansion will fill in the blanks

Just like Killzone: Shadow Fall before it, inFAMOUS: Second Son represents a new start for Sucker Punch’s superhero series. However, just because it’s moving to a fresh location and introducing a new protagonist in the process, that doesn’t mean that you should erase the events of the previous instalments from your memory. After all, we’ve already caught a glimpse of previous hero Cole MacGrath’s new electronics shop in downtown Seattle – and now Sony has shared a few more details on the title’s upcoming ‘Cole’s Legacy’ expansion pack.

Available for free with a pre-order in North America and as part of a Special Edition bundle in Europe, this content promises to take you and new lead Delsin Rowe on a journey that will provide you with “unique insight into how the world of [the sequel] came to be”. According to product manager Nathalia Chubin, the bonus storyline will outline how proceedings in New Marais “set in motion a chain of events leading to the now forceful occupation of Seattle by the oppressive Department of Unified Protection”.

If you’re planning to purchase the title digitally in Europe, you’ll have two options available. One will come with the vanilla game, while the second will include the abovementioned expansion and a series of exclusive jackets for the streetwise star to wear. It’s also worth noting that you’ll unlock a top inspired by the previous protagonist if you beat all of the missions included as part of the add-on pack. The platform holder’s yet to announce how much extra you’ll need to pay for these goodies, but we’re hopeful that they won’t break the bank.

Are you willing to pay more to bridge the gap between inFAMOUS’ two most recent mainline escapades, or do you think that this kind of practice needs burning like an oppressive government organisation? Drain our powers in the comments section below.


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User Comments (18)



rjejr said:


Doesn't 2nd Son take place after the good ending? I understand limiting the bombs radius to 1,000 or 1,500 miles allows this game to take place, but Cole's a hero at ground zero, no? Or is this crazy time travel stuff from the end of the 1st game? I always felt they glossed over the time travelling Cole in the 2nd game.



goonow said:

Good deal. The problem is i am buying the physical copy. I only buy digital if the game is 20 dollars, otherwise i like to have something physical to hold onto for 60.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

I bagged the special edition for £55 but got that down to £45 with a voucher code. I think this game is going to ruin my hands, eyes and brain.



irken004 said:

@rjejr Sucker Punch stated that this game is after the good ending from infamous 2, since they used trophy data to see that most players had the good ending, so they used it as canon for the story.



ztpayne7 said:

The biggest question is whether we should play this before the actual game or not...



rjejr said:

So Coles dead and Zeke (think that was his friends name) opened up the Seattle electronics shop in his honour?



Dannybear75 said:

Soooo... I never played any infamous instalments before.... Will I enjoy second son?



belmont said:

I really hate all this day one DLC fiasco / exclusive preorder items that are useless etc. Whose idea were all those anyway?



shingi_70 said:

Would have thought this would have been the story to that rumored Vita game. I feel KZ Mercanary was a bit of a missed opportunity to take place in the gap between 3 and shafowfall.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

@Dannybear75 special edition is still only £55 on, i have no idea if you can find cheaper. They had a £10 off any £50+ purchase not so long ago but this is gone now, generally new customers get money off first orders I believe.



Spidernoir said:

Wow I'm actually disappointed that something that is important to the story has to be paid for.

Granted I already pre-ordered but still disappointed.



iSillyBoiJudas said:

I'm willing to pay a bit more to discover the affect inFamous 2 has on Second Son . I'm expecting a lot from this game & am hoping to be satisfied.



ToddlerNaruto said:

I'd pre-order the game for the Cole's Legacy DLC, but I can't afford $60 (plus I don't have a PS4 either).

I'll just have to hope that this DLC will eventually also be available for download on PSN, even if I have to pay as much as $10 or $15 for it.



DoublezZ01 said:

Love the series!!! been lookin forward to this since last Feb!!! I'm all for paying the extra 20 wich will give me some physical items aswell!!! Glad i pre-ordered!!! =)

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