Picture this: you're a mere bike messenger in the fictional metropolis of Empire City, and you've been tasked with delivering a package. Unfortunately, the special delivery explodes in nuke-like fashion, leaving you as the only survivor in a six-block radius -- much of which now comprises a crater. You awaken a fortnight later to a post-Katrina New Orleans redux: the city has been quarantined, resulting in mass chaos, and in the power vacuum that follows (most of the cops have been killed), local gangs battle for control of the city. Oh, and by the way, you have electricity-based super powers.
Thus begins inFamous, the upcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive, third-person, open-world action title from Sucker Punch, (in)famous for their Sly Cooper games on the PlayStation 2. As Cole McGrath, the aforementioned bike messenger, you struggle to come to grips with your newfound abilities, and you head off into the now-lawless Empire City in an effort to figure out what exactly happened, and why you've been turned into a human analog of Zeus.