inFAMOUS: Second Son: Details on Moral Choices and on Delsin: “You’ll Definitely Want to Play the Game Twice”

During a simultaneous Q&A session on Twitter and Facebook inFAMOUS: Second Son Lead Animator and man with the mighty beard Jason Stansell shared more details on the upcoming PS4 exclusive.

First of all Stansell denied a rumor alleging that one of the characters in the new game will be related to inFAMOUS protagonist Cole MacGrath. He then listed the ways our choices will influence gameplay and Delsin’s appearance and behavior, and the philosophy behind the design of the protagonist:

The way you choose to play the game, be it heroic or ruthless, will absolutely impact Delsin. Not only in his appearance, and demeanor, but also in how his powers develop and how you play the game minute-to-minute. You’ll definitely want to play the game twice.

We wanted Delsin to look like a ‘regular’ guy, but still express himself as an artist. The punk rock look helped him not look like an average joe and played well with his artsy vibe. Also, it’s usually cold and wet here in seattle, so that’s why he’s all layered up to stay warm. The emblem is DYI screen printing he did himself.

We even learn why Delsin wears his now iconic but not universally loved beanie (the original question was on whether we’ll ever see him without it, and the answer probably means that we won’t):

People in Seattle are attached to their beanies. In fact, there are 3 other devs here whose heads I’ve never seen the top of.

Lastly, Stansell responded on whether Delsin will be aware of the events happened in the previous games or not:

The events that took place in inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2 had a worldwide impact. It’s a keystone moment for many people and has changed things forever.

You can expect further news on inFAMOUS: Second Son here on DualShockers very soon. Next week I’m going to fly to Rome for a press preview event, and while I don’t yet know when the embargo will drop, you can definitely count on me coming home with new gameplay impressions and possibly interviews and more.

Join the Discussion

  • Hunter Austin

    So hyped for this game skipping school just for it #greatnessawaitsmarch21st2014

  • HeczTehFinezt

    Play it twice?! Hell naw lol Im going to play it more than twice 😀

    • Jewy McJew

      I must have played the first one 4-8 times… half good, half evil. It’s just so much fun!

  • Delsin Row

    twice? definetly playing it more than twice !

  • Delsin Row

    giuseppe: are you going to rome? good for you. i always wanted to see this place 🙁

    • Stu Pearson

      Rome is Beautiful, so much to see

  • benbenkr

    To be fair, that’s the same damn thing Sucker Punch said in the first 2 inFamous games. “You’ll want to play it twice, 2 different endings, 2 different paths…”

    Turns out, yeah you do get 2 different endings (somewhat) and you do have different powers, but the path is really pretty much the same. Instead of saving people, you kill. It isn’t a big 180 difference, just a subtle alternative. You know what’s going to happen after you finish your first playthrough and decide to play the next with a different moral, it’s too obvious.

  • James

    Being a boldy, I can totally relate to the beanie thing…

  • Bella Giusè! Ci vedremo all’evento allora!

  • Michael Balchunas

    So many people were bitching about the karma system from the last 2 games and I totally dont understand it. I loved playing through as good and then again as bad. Its almost like 2 different games that way… I just dont how people dont see that.