Resistance 3

Spotlight

VideoResistance 3 Brutality Pack footage

Grim-fighting new survival mode.

VideoResistance 3 launch trailer

PS3 shooter gets dramatic, out Friday.

VideoDisturbing new Resistance 3 trailer

The game isn't this depressing, honest.

Key events

Sony confirms Resistance: The Trilogy release

Sony confirms Resistance: The Trilogy release

First three PS3 games bundled up.

The first three entries in Insomniac's Resistance FPS series are to be bundled up and sold as one, Sony has confirmed.

The PlayStation 3 release was first sighted on Amazon France by CVG, with a 16th May release date quoted.

Publisher Sony has since confirmed to Eurogamer that the pack is the real deal and more details will be announced soon.

Read more

Insomniac confirms it won't make more Resistance games

Insomniac confirms it won't make more Resistance games

Developer moves on from PlayStation exclusive shooter series.

Insomniac has confirmed it will not make any more Resistance games.

Insomniac boss Ted Price told VG247, "We won't be making any more Resistances."

Price's comments confirm the suggestion that Insomniac - now working on Overstrike for EA and smaller games for its new Insomniac Click division - was done with the PlayStation exclusive shooter series following comments from creative director Marcus Smith in August last year.

Read more

EU PlayStation Store update 7th December

EU PlayStation Store update 7th December

BF3: Back to Karkand! Mortal Kombat! Ratchet for £49.99!

Long-delayed Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection has finally launched on the EU PlayStation Store this week. The compilation contains 2D classics Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in one bundle.

The game had originally been due for an August launch alongside its Xbox Live Arcade counterpart, but continually failed to appear, something Sony blamed on a "technical issue".

Back to Karkand, the first Battlefield 3 expansion, went live earlier this week and contains four maps from previous Battlefield instalments. PlayStation 3 gamers get it a week before their PC and Xbox 360 friends.

Read more

Resistance 3 sales well down on R2

Resistance 3 sales well down on R2

FPS sequel moves 180k in the US.

PlayStation 3 FPS sequel Resistance 3 sold 180,000 units during its first month on sale in the US, NPD analyst Anita Frazier has told Eurogamer.

That's a significant drop-off compared to Resistance 2's 385,000 first month total back in November 2008. Resistance 2 went on to sell around three million copies worldwide.

Resistance 3, which picked up a healthy 8/10 from Eurogamer on release, debuted at number four in the UK charts last month, behind Dead Island and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine.

Read more

Resistance 3 patch 1.05 announced

Resistance 3 patch 1.05 announced

Includes two new maps.

Insomniac Games has announced a new patch for PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter Resistance 3.

Patch 1.05 will continue to address issues, senior community manager James Stevenson wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

It includes two new maps for all players: the Creek and the Granary, Insomniac said.

Read more

Resistance 3 Survival DLC announced

PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter Resistance 3 isn't out yet in the UK, but that hasn't stopped Sony from announcing the game's first downloadable content.

The Resistance 3 Survival DLC pack goes live on 4th October for $3.99.

It includes a new multiplayer mode, called Invasion. This challenges humans and Chimera to capture and hold multiple control points for as long as possible.

Read more

Resistance 3

Resistance 3

Judgment day.

Do you like single-player campaigns? I like single-player campaigns, and on the evidence of Resistance 3, Insomniac Games likes single-player campaigns. At a time when more and more shooters are seeing their story modes shrink in size and importance, used only to introduce the assets you'll be seeing online, the robust solo portion of Resistance 3 is a welcome return to the days when the campaign mode was the main course, not the appetiser.

It also feels very different to the previous games in the series, perversely ditching the aggressive militarism which is now so in vogue in FPS circles in favour of a more sombre tale. This is no longer a war game. The alien invasion that raged through the first two games (and one PSP spin-off) is all but over. Less than ten per cent of humanity remains alive and in hiding, and the Chimera are ruthlessly scouring the globe, exterminating survivors.

In the midst of this grim scenario we find Joe Capelli, a soldier dishonourably discharged after spoilery events at the end of Resistance 2. When we meet him, he's living in a makeshift refugee camp in Oklahoma with his wife and four-year-old son. When the Chimera arrive, his family flees into the wasteland, leaving Joe to cling to one last hope: that the fact the Chimera are channelling huge amounts of energy to New York means there's something important there that can end their brutal occupation.

Read more

Out This Week - 09/09/11

Island! Fox! Resistance! Marine! Shaddai!

Your wallet is no longer safe. The games releases arrive thick and fast this week, with two platform exclusives, two hotly anticipated multiplatform releases and a unique Japanese thing - all fighting for your money.

EU PlayStation Store update 31st August

EU PlayStation Store update 31st August

The Baconing! Bodycount! Resistance 3!

Downloadable DeathSpank threequel The Baconing headlines this week's EU PlayStation Store update. As part of Sony's PlayStation Network Play promotion, co-op character Roesha comes unlocked.

The plot picks up from part two, with DeathSpank's dabbling with the Thongs of Virtue causing the appearance of an evil clone, the Anti-Spank, which must be defeated.

PlayStation 3 owners get a demo of Codemasters' destructible shooter Bodycount, while access to the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta opens up to all.

Read more

PlayStation Access hits Birmingham

Play Team Ico HD Collection early.

Sony's PlayStation Access tour hits the Rainbow Rooms in Birmingham tonight and tomorrow, bringing with it hands-on opportunities with FIFA 12, Resistance 3 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

PlayStation Access tour announced

PlayStation Access tour announced

Resistance 3, Ico in London, Birmingham.

UK gamers will get a chance to play alien-invasion shooter Resistance 3, the stunning-looking Journey, and the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD collection at an upcoming Sony tour.

Sony will show off a selection of upcoming software at its PlayStation Access roadshow, to be held in Birmingham and London over the next month.

PlayStation Access Live camps at Birmingham's Rainbow Rooms between 25th and 27th August.

Read more

Out This Week - 12/08/11

Fruit Ninja Kinect! Resistance 3 beta! 3DS cheap!

This week sees two noteworthy iOS titles getting big-screen ports. Culinary slice 'em up Fruit Ninja becomes Fruit Ninja Kinect, while Mobigame's Edge teeters onto PC and Mac.

Day one patch for Resistance 3

Day one patch for Resistance 3

Last minute changes planned post-beta.

Resistance 3 will see a day one patch to incorporate a number of last minute tweaks and updates, developer Insomniac Games has announced.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Insomniac community manager James Stevenson explained that the though the game has now left the studio to be manufactured, the 11th hour update is necessary to tackle any issues flagged up during the multiplayer beta, due to start on 10th August.

The FPS sequel is due on shelves from 9th September. Stevenson also shared a new trailer, which you can check out below.

Read more

A couple of weeks back, we received our copy of the Battle: Los Angeles Blu-ray. In common with many, the only reason we bought this tragically poor movie was because of the inclusion of a download code for the Resistance 3 demo. The chance to get an early peek at the Insomniac's latest work was too tempting to pass up - we'd left E3 unconvinced about the game's merits and felt certain that more hands-on time would present a much more positive experience.

Resistance 3 beta dated and detailed

Resistance 3 beta dated and detailed

Decimate Wales' coastline from next month.

The Resistance 3 public beta kicks off on 10th August for PlayStation Plus subscribers, developer Insomniac Games has announced via the PlayStation Blog.

Everyone else will have to wait, though Insomniac has promised it will open the doors to all in due course.

The trial period will let you test out two maps, one set on Wales' sunny Glamorgan coast, the other in a trainyard in Bogota, Colombia.

Read more

Insomniac announces Global Resistance

Insomniac announces Global Resistance

Unlock exclusive Resistance 3 items.

Resistance 3 developer Insomniac Games has announced Global Resistance, a free-to-play online strategy game.

It's designed to complement PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter Resistance 3. You enlist as a Chimera or Human commander and take over the world.

If you do, you'll unlock exclusive Resistance 3 multiplayer skins, in-game titles and XP boosters.

Read more

Sony announces Uncharted Collection

Sony announces Uncharted Collection

Plus Resistance, Ratchet & Clank sets.

The first two Uncharted games are being taped together and put on store shelves from 22nd July, Sony has announced.

As well as the first two games in Naughty Dog's revered PlayStation 3 franchise, you'll also get a theme and avatar for Uncharted 3.

According to CVG, the same treatment is also being afforded to the first two Resistance games and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time.

Read more

FeatureOverstrike: Insomniac's multi-platform future

Has the Resistance developer left PS3 exclusivity behind?

After 15 years of PlayStation exclusivity, Resistance and Ratchet developer Insomniac is spreading its wings and having a crack at multi-platform development. The eventual result, announced during EA's E3 2011 press conference with a CGI trailer, is four-player co-op action game Overstrike.

Resistance 3 UK demo release date

The Resistance 3 demo launches exclusively on 11th July inside the Blu-ray release of movie Battle: Los Angeles.

In the Blu-ray box is a code that can be used to download the demo months ahead of the game's September launch.

The offer had been confirmed for the US only – until this morning.

Read more

Resistance 3 release date announced

Resistance 3 release date announced

Special editions, pre-order extras detailed.

Exclusive PlayStation 3 shooter Resistance 3 launches in the UK and Ireland on 9th September, publisher Sony has announced.

A clutch of pre-order incentives have also been confirmed for Insomniac's FPS sequel. Depending on your choice of retailer, you can pick up the following extras, as detailed on the PlayStation Blog:

SRPA Black Ops skin: Once a common sight in the war against the Chimera, this special SRPA Black Ops multiplayer skin lets you return to the battlefield as one of the most mysterious and deadly soldiers from Resistance 2 and Resistance: Fall of Man.

Read more

Resistance 3

Reinventing the wheel.

After a faithful 16-year love affair, Insomniac Games and Sony are officially seeing other people.

Resistance 3 demo is PS Plus exclusive

Resistance 3 demo is PS Plus exclusive

Multiplayer sampler due soon.

Forthcoming FPS sequel Resistance 3 is getting a multiplayer demo, however, it will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers, Sony has revealed.

The PlayStation Blog announcement doesn't reveal a date, though confirmed it will launch at the same time as in the US. Gamers there will get access via a voucher in special versions of SOCOM 4, which hits the shelves on 19th April.

The Insomniac-developed shooter launches exclusively for PS3 on 6th September. The studio revealed what players could expect from its multiplayer modes last month.

Read more

Insomniac not making games for NGP

"Totally focused" on PS3, Xbox 360.

Ratchet & Clank and Resistance developer Insomniac Games won't bother making games for the Next Generation Portable - its focus will remain on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Resistance 3 supports Move, 3D

And the Sharp Shooter.

Upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter Resistance 3 supports the Move controller, stereoscopic 3D and the Sharp Shooter accessory.

Resistance 3

Beige turner.

The first thing you notice about Resistance 3 is that it's brown. Utterly, overwhelmingly, gloriously brown. At a time when grimy beige levels have become a derided shooter cliché, there's something delightfully perverse about Insomniac's decision to show off its new game with what is quite possibly the brownest gaming experience in history. What makes it more impressive is that it totally works, and makes perfect sense in context.

New Resistance novel announced

New Resistance novel announced

Plugs gap between second and third games.

The Resistance universe is due to get a little more meat on its bones this summer, with the release of a second spin-off novel.

According to the PlayStation Blog, Resistance: A Hole in the Sky will pick things up directly after the conclusion of Resistance 2 and follow Resistance 3 hero Joseph Capelli's story right up to the start of the impending threequel.

No firm release date has been confirmed but we do know it's penned by William C. Dietz. You may remember him from such gaming novels as Hitman: Enemy Within, Halo: The Flood, StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils and Resistance: The Gathering Storm.

Read more

Resistance 3 won't be the last

Insomniac not ready to put shooter to bed.

Insomniac's now acclaimed PS3 alien shooter series Resistance could run and run and run; work-in-progress Resistance 3 certainly won't be the end of it.

EA: Insomniac game to beat 90 Metacritic

Is "breaking new ground".

Resistance and Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac's upcoming multiplatform EA game will manage a higher than 90 review score average, the US publishing behemoth has confidently proclaimed.