Sony details Resistance Retribution

Third-person action adventure for PSP.

Sony has let out more details for its freshly unveiled Resistance PSP game.

Retribution is to be given an entirely new story by Sony US studio Bend. Events take place weeks after Resistance: Fall of Man, and you play not as Nathan Hale but as James Grayson, a former British Marine.

He has a personal vendetta to settle with the Chimera after they forced him to shoot his own brother who, like the rest of Western Europe, was being converted into a dirty alien. Dun dun dun.

The biggest difference is that Resistance Retribution will be a third-person action adventure and not a first-person shooter.

It does look rather good though, as the first screenshots and Sony conference trailer showed. This is down to a "third-generation" engine from Bend that can handle more detail and bigger environments.

The developer is also giving it a "revolutionary" targeting system to compensate for the cramped PSP controls. You'll be able to put this to use with lots of new weapons on lots of new baddies.

On top that is multiplayer for eight of you either locally or using Wi-Fi, with the usual Capture the Flag and Deathmatch modes as well as Containment and Assimilation variations.

Resistance Retribution is due out next spring.

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