It’s no secret. Many games start off as something completely different then what they end up as. The most famous instance is probably Halo. Before becoming the Xbox-defining first person shooter, Halo was an RTS on Mac.
Today, we find out what Infamous started out as before becoming the open-world series we know today.
Talking to Gamespot, Sucker Punch co-founder Chris Zimmerman spilled the beans on the original idea for Infamous.
“The original idea for Infamous, believe it or not, was that it was kind of Animal Crossing, but you were a superhero,” said Zimmerman.
Early Infamous concepts leaned cartoonish and included players fighting a gang of purple, balloon-stealing gorillas. Thankfully, Sucker Punch shifted focus to the Infamous we know today.
Sucker Punch’s third Infamous outing releases on March 21 for the Playstation 4. Be wary of popular gaming forums and YouTube discussing Infamous: Second Son. Videos and streams have started to hit the internet. Spoilers including unannounced powers have been leaked. If you don’t want to be spoiled, tread lightly for the next few days.
Sucker Punch addressed the leaked footage in a Facebook post.
“Everyone here at Sucker Punch is extremely excited about inFAMOUS Second Son hitting stores on Friday, March 21st, but we’re a little disappointed that people are releasing unauthorized footage of the game online before it officially launches. We’ve all worked really hard over the last two years to not let any spoilers slip. We want to keep some of the most enjoyable moments of the game a secret for fans to experience first-hand when the game comes out. We think the game is a lot more fun to play when you don’t know what’s coming next–when you experience the thrill of an unexpected twist in the plot, or get to enjoy a new super power you’d never dreamed of.
We really appreciate how excited everyone is to actually play the game, and we’re just as excited for you, because we think Second Son is awesome and we think you’re going to love it. So please, we kindly ask that you join us in helping ensure everyone gets to experience the game for themselves on launch day. We’d really appreciate you refraining from forwarding links around, and please, please, please don’t post spoiler footage if you have an unauthorized early copy.”