inFAMOUS: Second Son

Part of the appeal of the first two inFAMOUS titles was the manner in which you could replenish your powers from generators and electrical objects. However, when we attempted to predict the mechanics of the impending inFAMOUS: Second Son in a recent feature, we came up short. As opposed to the supercharged Cole MacGrath, the semi-sequel will sport a new smouldering star named Delsin Rowe. So, how does he restock his abilities?

According to the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, the snarky 20-something feasts on the smoke from chimneys, destroyed cars, and even gas canisters. To absorb the essence from these objects, you’ll need to put both of your thumbs on the touch pad – a mechanic that sounds similar to Gravity Rush’s slightly hokey slide ability. You’ll also be able to use the new tactile input to open the lid of laptop computers.

There are tons more details in the latest issue of Game Informer, which is available through here. A few other little tidbits: you will be able to fly like in vampire spin-off inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, moral mechanics will make a comeback, and, yes, you’ll be able to move through air ducts. Sucker Punch is also hoping to simplify the game’s controls, which we felt were already close to perfection in the previous two games. Hopefully, the first-party studio doesn’t make the platforming too automatic.

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