Reasoning Behind Cole’s Identity Crisis Revealed

August 27, 2010 Written by Cameron Teague

Infamous 2’s lead character Cole MacGrath has gone through quite a makeover (and then made back under) since the game was announced back before E3. After a furious outcry from fans of the series the newly designed Cole was promptly restored to his old, more miserable and plain looking self. With Cole’s design seemingly set in stone now, Sucker Punch art director Mathias Lorenz gave a bit on insight into why all the changes have happened.

According to the game’s art director, Sucker Punch was “taken aback by the uproar of fan support for the original Cole” who was in part made to more closely resemble the game’s voice and mo-cap actor among these other reasons:

“New Marais is a city in the south: it’s hot, it’s humid, there’s no way he can keep his leather jacket on, not for 10 minutes. So one of the decisions was to remove the jacket and put him in a T-shirt. I wanted to show off his body more rather than have his jacket hide his muscles.”

“When we revealed Cole at E3 2010, we were taken aback by the uproar of fan support for the original Cole. Though the folks at Sucker Punch weren’t expecting such a backlash, we listened to our fans and went back and took the best of everything to end up with the design we have settled on now.”

So there you have your answer as to why Cole had a hard time figuring out his true identity. Do you like this new look Cole?