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Resistance 3 - PS3

by Steven Williamson on 10 January 2011, 16:18

Tags: Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), Action/Adventure

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It’s August1957, four years after the conclusion of Resistance 2 that left Lieutenant Nathan Hale dead on the battlefield against the invading Chimeran race.

Joseph Capelli has been dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army for killing Hale. With the Chimera completely occupying the planet, Capelli has given up on the seemingly hopeless fight and has retreated into hiding underground with his wife and young son in Haven, Oklahoma. But as the climate of the planet continues to collapse, scientist Dr. Fyodor Malikov finds Capelli with a plan to deliver a devastating blow against the occupying Chimeran force. In order to protect his family, Capelli must leave them behind and embark on a harrowing mission across the country to New York City. Along the way, he and Malikov will encounter the survivors and remnants left in the aftermath of the brutal Chimeran invasion.

America is lost. Four years after the epic conclusion of Resistance 2, dishonorably discharged Sentinel Joseph Capelli is in hiding from the invading Chimeran menace with a pocket of survivors, including his new wife and young son. But when Dr. Fyodor Malikov arrives with a desperate plan, he sets into motions the events of Resistance 3, the third installment in the first-person shooter series exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

Set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, America has been successfully conquered and destroyed by the deadly Chimeran race, forcing the last remaining human survivors to seek refuge in hiding. In the game, you take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestine military program, as he comes out of hiding to journey across a land of ruin in a heroic fight for survival against the merciless Chimera. In addition to a single-player campaign, Resistance 3 will offer two-player online or split-screen co-op through the single-player campaign, and a new, focused progression-based multiplayer experience. We should hear more about these new features as we close in on the September 2011 launch date.

Alongside a fully loaded arsenal of weapons, including classics like the Bullseye, Auger, Rossmore, and Marksman, you can now increase the firepower of each with a new weapon upgrade system. With the return of the weapon wheel, you will have access to the entire sandbox of weaponry, giving you a strategic choices for any situation you encounter. Other enhancements include the newly evolved Chimeran species - such as the powerful, leaping Longlegs - who are larger and more deadly than ever thanks to developer, Insomniac’s, new awareness and cinematic traversal technology that gives the Chimera the ability to traverse any environment to reach you.

All in all, it looks like more of the same from Insomniac Games for the single player mode, albeit with a few enhancements to deepen the first person shooter experience -- the co-op mode should be a blast. The multiplayer modes have been totally streamlined since Resistance 2, however, so we're looking forward to seeing how things have improved and trying out some of the new maps for the first time, which will include the Fort Lamy prison in the Republic of Chad, Africa.

Expect more from Resistance 3 in the lead up to its September 6, 2011 release date.

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