With Infamous: Second Son on the cusp of its March 21 release date, Sucker Punch confirmed that a day one patch will enable the start of a six-week DLC storyline called "Paper Trail". Paper Trail will begin with a single mission, but each week more episodic content will be unlocked for players to access. Ultimately the events of the free DLC may hold the secrets to all of Infamous: Second Son's full story.
However, Paper Trailer won't be as simple as downloading a mission and running through it in an hour. It also involves an ARG that starts at InfamousPaperTrail.com. From there, players will create a login and then be directed towards other ARG sites like EnjoyYourPower.com and ConduitRightsLeage.com. Both sites feature a survey that, in association with the InfamousPaperTrail account, can be turned into in-game karma. How future unlocks in the ARG will change the game is to be discovered.
Having played the first mission, I'm certainly intrigued. It's the sort of content that could have made Infamous: Second Son a great game, as opposed to its current state. That is to say, even the brief initial Paper Trail mission available day one is unique in a way a majority of the content in the game is not. Six weeks seems like a long time to wait for 5-hours of content, but it's better than nothing! Well, maybe not better than having it all in the box on day one.
Infamous: Second Son becomes available tomorrow, March 21, though my review is available to read right now.