inFamous: Second Son is personally my favorite launch window title for the PlayStation 4. That's why it hurts me so badly that Sucker Punch hasn't released any new material on the game for so long. Even today's trailer, titled "Smoke & Mirrors," still focuses on gameplay from the same demo that's been making the rounds for months. This time though, we get a closer look at the developer efforts at creating a new kind of hero.
Probably the most interesting aspect of the new trailer is the line of thought that led into the development of Second Son's protagonist. What's a cool power? What's a cool power that we can really use to push a next-gen console? Smoke! Yeah, and they were totally right. Smoke is an excellent power with tons of gameplay options and the potential to really set a console's GPU on fire.
Considering they start off the trailer by mentioning the protagonist's ability to absorb multiple powers, however, it really makes you think what else they might have in store. Then you notice the title "Smoke & Mirrors" again and sudden clarity. How awesome would the power to form mirrors be? Not only would it have awesome gameplay options, but it's also be a great next-gen tech feature.
Watch the inFamous: Second Son trailer below and then curl into the fetal position with me, because the game isn't planned for release until 2014.