Sucker Punch game director Nate Fox says that new InFamous 2 enemy gang The Militia is a cross between Batman and the Klu Klux Klan.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Nate Fox of Sucker Punch Productions discussed The Militia, one of the game’s new gangs. The designs look fantastic, as you can see for yourself in the picture above. However, what really caught my eye was how he described them.
“The inspiration for these guys is that they are kind of a combination between the KKK and Batman. Now when I say KKK, I don’t mean that they are racists, but that they are a kind of secret group that does things that are illegal. Because they believe in these strict values, they are willing to throw legality out the window and do things that – by most people’s standards – are pretty horrible. So if you marry that with vigilantism – you know how Batman gears up and says, ‘screw it, I’m going to take back this city.’ That’s the Militia.”
He then goes on to explain that with people in the InFamous world gaining powers, the Militia is full of human purists trying to put them down. So yeah, they’re more than a little prejudice. I love it. We’ve fought plenty of Nazis. Why not the KKK (or something similar)?