Sucker Punch Productions’ hit inFAMOUS series is renowned for its gritty exploration of how super powers can be used for either good or evil, but according to Sucker Punch co-founder Chris Zimmerman, the original idea was much closer to Nintendo’s cute Animal Crossing series.

“The original idea for inFAMOUS, believe it or not, was that it was kind of Animal Crossing, but you were a super hero. All Kinds of crazy stuff like that. We worked on that for about a year in that direction. So much more stylized, much more cartoony than what you end up seeing. We worked hard to see if we could make that work.” — Chris Zimmerman

Obviously somewhere along the line, that idea became the inFAMOUS we see today, but it’s hard to believe that it underwent such a radical change in development. Considering that Animal Crossing is just about the polar opposite of inFAMOUS, I imagine that Zimmerman is using it merely as an example rather than an exact representation of their original vision for inFAMOUS, but either way, it’s fun to imagine what could have been.

Source: GameSpot

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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