New inFAMOUS screens will light you up

The upcoming issue of Game Informer will have the world exclusive scoop on new info for inFAMOUS, a brand new sandbox-style IP for the PlayStation 3, but you don’t have to wait until then to get a sneak peak.  Some new screens have been released and the game, which is being developed by Sucker Punch, and it definitely looks like it’s shaping up nicely.

The game takes place in Empire City (take a wild guess what it’s based on) and promises a new take on the superhero genre.  Your character will have several options on how to react to the game’s various scenarios.  You can choose to play it straight and do the traditional super-hero gig, or perhaps you’re feeling a bit darker and would rather take the law into your own hands, no matter who gets hurt in the process.  Either way, you’re going to need to get things under control and from the looks of the new screenshots, you’ll have plenty of volts to do it!  The shots reveal some seriously shocking abilities that your character will be wielding, and this is surely just the beginning.

If the early hype surrounding this title is even half-right, inFAMOUS will certainly be a breath of fresh air into a rather stuffy genre filled with over-licensed superheroes.  The game is currently slated to land in the decidedly vague time frame of Spring 2009, so here’s hoping that we get even more juicy tidbits at E3.

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