SAN MATEO, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of inFAMOUS Second Son™, a brand new installment in the popular open-world, action-adventure inFAMOUS® franchise, available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, renowned for the critically-acclaimed inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper® series, inFAMOUS Second Son takes full advantage of the impressive processing power of the PS4 system to deliver the most realistic and impressive gameplay experience to date. Told through the eyes of new leading character Delsin Rowe, a rebellious 24 year old Native American who unexpectedly discovers his own powers, players enjoy a diverse set of spectacular powers as they freely explore the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle and battle to take down an oppressive government force.
Utilizing the fast speed, graphics processing power and high resolution output of the PS4 system, Sucker Punch pays tribute to their hometown of Seattle, Washington with a remarkable level of visual fidelity. In native 1080p, Second Son captures the realistic weather, architecture and atmosphere of the city, complete with dynamic lighting, realistic rain and puddles, as well as local businesses and iconic landmarks. inFAMOUS Second Son also delivers an emotionally driven cinematic storyline with its ultra-realistic in-game cut scenes and character animations made possible through Sucker Punch's advanced 3D facial motion capture techniques. Other tech advancements include a new particle system built specifically for the PS4 hardware to create stunning visual and special effects that bring Delsin's powers to life through hundreds of thousands of on-screen particles. Streamlined gameplay mechanics and DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller enhancements provide a fluid gameplay experience with improved accuracy and responsiveness. Contextual integration of the DUALSHOCK 4 touchpad, speaker and light bar also provides more immersive game moments.
"From real-time reflections off the rain-soaked streets of Seattle to experiencing the play of emotion across Delsin's face, inFAMOUS Second Son defines what PS4 brings to gamers," said Asad Qizilbash, senior director of first party games marketing at SCEA. "In delivering a new adventure that lets players explore a vibrant and expansive world as they discover the exhilarating experience of what it would be like to have extraordinary powers, inFAMOUS Second Son is a must have addition for all gamers this spring."
Building on the major pillars of the inFAMOUS franchise, Second Son encourages players to revel in a diverse set of powers as they unleash explosive moves destroying the surrounding environment and enemies and seamlessly traverse across Seattle's urban playground. With multiple powers such as neon and smoke, players are given an even broader toolset to customize their gameplay experience. Players can shoot up a vent, lob a smoke grenade then quickly glide across the city to slash enemies with a neon beam. Player choice, a mainstay of the franchise, returns as the player's decisions directly impact the story lines of Delsin and the characters he meets, as well how they play the game and upgrade their powers. By choosing to play as either a hero or a ruthless villain, the game delivers two very distinct and enjoyable gameplay experiences, each path offering branching narratives, exclusive missions, and unique power upgrades based on your choices.
inFAMOUS Second Son is now available exclusively for the PS4 system on Blu-ray™ disc and is also available for digital download on day one. While supplies last, a Limited Edition will be available at retail and digitally for $59.99 that contains bonus downloadable content, Cole's Legacy. Also available in very limited quantities is the Collector's Edition for $79.99, which includes the game with an exclusive cover, as well as a wearable replica of Delsin's beanie, a set of pins, decals, a DUP patch, in-game vest and Cole's Legacy DLC. The inFAMOUS Second Son – Original Soundtrack is also now available digitally on iTunes and will be offered as a physical CD starting on March 25, 2014 through Amazon.com with pre-orders available now. inFAMOUS Second Son is rated "T" for Teen with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Sexual Themes and Violence. For more information about the ESRB, visit http://www.esrb.org. For more information about inFAMOUS Second Son, visit the PlayStation blog or the official game page on Sucker Punch Productions site: http://www.suckerpunch.com/.
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Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has revolutionized home entertainment since the first PlayStation® console launched in 1995 in the United States, followed by the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system launch in 2000. SCEA continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, PSNSM, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system, and the recently launched PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system. SCEA also launched PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device mobile platform using Android-based PlayStation certified devices in October 2012. Recognized as an undisputed industry leader, SCEA markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for PSP, PS3, PS Vita, and PS4 systems in North and South America. Based in San Mateo, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North and South American operations.
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