Taking place in Seattle seven years after inFamous 2, announcing that canonically, previous protagonist Cole MacGrath chose the "Hero" path and sacrificed himself to save humanity. This game stars a new character named Delsin Rowe who has the ability to absorb Conduits powers. He finds this out when he absorbs a Conduit's power to direct, manipulate and transform into smoke. The story is based on the real world dilemma of people giving up freedom for improved security.
The third game in the inFamous series stars a brand new character named Delsin Rowe, a 24 year old Native American who believes he's destined for greatness. Only problem is, that hasn't come yet. He grew up just outside of Seattle where he first gains his powers. After helping a man escape from a fiery bus wreck, he starts absorbing the mans power to direct, manipulate and transform into smoke. His main power is to absorb other Conduits' powers.
It's been seven years since Cole MacGrath used the RFI to wipe out all Conduits on the planet and the world has changed. In an outstandingly awkward retcon of the previous game's Good Ending, which explicitly stated that every single Conduit on Earth had died, along with every single person who could potentially become a Conduit, Second Son claims that somehow, not all the Conduits were killed by the blast. Those who weren't killed are now being caught and imprisoned by the Department of Unified Protection (DUP) - a government agency created to make sure the catastrophic events that took place in Empire City & New Marais never happens again. After the DUP finds out about Delsin and tries to capture him, he decides to fight back and show he's not going down without a fight.
As expected from a game in this series, the path the gameplay will take depends on the decisions the player makes throughout the story.
Not unlike the Uncharted franchise, The Last of Us, and other games of the same vein, inFamous: Second Son relies very heavily on motion-capture technology generate the most lifelike characters possible. The character models of Delsin and Reggie Rowe are based entirely on their voice/mo-cap actors: Troy Baker and Travis Willingham, respectively. It is unconfirmed whether this trend will extend to the rest of the game's cast.