inFamous was a surprise hit for Sony and Sucker Punch. It sold so well, Sucker Punch decided it was worthy of a sequel. Everyone was shocked (no pun intended) when new Cole was revealed as a younger, more hip character. Not only did Cole’s character model change, but so did Cole’s voice actor. So why did Sucker Punch virtually start from scratch with a character most people seemed to love? The inFamous team answered this question during a panel at Comic-Con.
Basically there were two reasons why Cole’s voice actor was replaced. Sucker Punch wasn’t too wild about Cole’s gravely voice. Sucker Punch compared it to Christian Bale’s Batman and someone with throat cancer. The second reason dealt with the technology it’s implementing in inFamous 2. Sucker Punch is using motion capture technology that requires the actor to wear the mocap suit while recording dialogue.
Cole narrates an inFamous 2 video showing off the motion comic style cutscenes. He still maintains a rough voice, but it’s not as profound as Cole’s previous voice actor.
Sucker Punch answered a few other questions regarding inFamous 2 in a video on the PlayStation Blog. inFamous 2 is due out in 2011.
Via [PlayStation Blog]