It seems the Resistance series may, finally, be over.
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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.
Insomniac Games is not slated to create Resistance 4.
Sony's NGP will offer full backwards compatibility with the PlayStation Network's library of PSP games, and will offer an optimized experience for each one.
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.
Sony has announced plans to launch the adhocParty system for PSP in Europe.
A billboard spied in Louisiana [not Los Angeles -Ed] over the weekend may have prematurely lifted the lid on Resistance 3.
The advert read "Resistance 3", and each letter was cut from a black background to reveal the skyline of New York City. PS3 and Insomniac logos are present.
But this billboard adjoins no ordinary petrol (gas) station. This one is bombed-out, and the fuel prices are way above average. Plus, the NeoGAF user (picked up by Kotaku) who took the pictures notes that this area of Shreveport, Louisiana is commonly used for film-sets.
The PSP is in a curious situation. Perhaps a victim of its own multi-functional design, the handheld has clocked up impressive sales in the face of daunting competition from the DS, yet in 2008 it seemed like the games were drying up. "Make more games!" said Sony to its third-party developers, before sheepishly muttering, "Oh, and maybe we should do the same."
Not that there haven't been games, and games based on popular PlayStation properties. This time last year, for example, there was God of War: Chains of Olympus, which made Kristan go all 8/10. Resistance is the next big franchise to get the shrinky-dink treatment and, once again, the result manages to sweeten the compromises of the port with satisfying action and impressive production values.
Set after the first game, and therefore presumably running alongside the events of its PS3 big brother Resistance 2, Retribution's story follows disgraced British squaddie James Grayson as he gets dropped into a new theatre of war in mainland Europe. Having been forced to kill his own brother in one of the Chimera conversion centres, Grayson went AWOL and began waging his own war against the baddies, free from interference from the military brass. Finally captured and sentenced to death, he's offered a last-minute reprieve if he agrees to help The Maquis, a French resistance group, repel the invaders.
Sony has told Eurogamer that Resistance Retribution has yet to be given a European date. Any aired so far are subject to change, a bit like Latoya Jackson's face.
The publisher was speaking after the US PlayStation blog revealed a 17th March date for the PSP shooter across North America.
Word arrives alongside a brand new cinematic story trailer for the game, as well as a clip explaining the interoperability between Resistance Retribution and acclaimed PS3 instalment Resistance 2.
Sony plans to make PSP game Resistance: Retribution and PS3 game Resistance 2 work together in a couple of ways.
Sony has unleashed its first batch of Tokyo Game Show trailers. And we thought we'd round them up for you.
New footage for PSP headline acts Patapon 2 (two trailers) and Resistance: Retribution leads the charge, but those are games we know about, so let's move on.
On to Derby Time Online, a PS3 horse racing game that has little lifestyle jockeys with big heads, a bit like those Xbox 360 Avatars. We didn't understand most of the text in the trailer, but one word we did understand was "bet".
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.
Sony has backed up its commitment to PSP by unveiling several new titles during its E3 press conference.