Speaking from Comic-Con, IGN's PlayStation editor, Greg Miller, had the following to say on the changes to Cole's character design:

"I can’t tell you exactly what he looks like, but I can tell you he looks more like the person we played as in the original Infamous and less like the man who was in all of those E3 screens and videos."

We're sure we'll get another look at the, erm, new-look-old-look Cole soon. Hopefully he's had all those terrible tattoos removed.