We recently got a chance to run through a hands-on demo of Sucker Punch‘s upcoming PS3 exclusive inFamous at the Playstation PR offices. inFamous is a sandbox 3rd person title a-la Grand Theft Auto that mixes superhero elements with a whole substation’s worth of electrically charged action. Although short, the demo showcased main protagonist (and bike messenger extraordinaire) Cole McGrath’s range of supercharged electricity based powers and fluid parkour prowess as we clambered about the post-apocalyptic Empire City zapping members of a hooded street gang known as the Reapers. Our play session culminated in Cole having to make a choice between sharing a rare food-drop with his fellow citizens or frying them to a crisp and keeping all the spoils to himself – either action affects your in-game karma rating (making Cole out as either a Thug or a Guardian) and ultimately shapes the outcome of the game. And because we are nothing but thorough here at Stuff we tried both and found a slight slant in favour of jolting unsuspecting starving folk in the name of fun and personal gain.
inFamous is set for release in the Middle East on the 29th of May 2009.