The follow up to the successful Playstation 3 launch title Resistance is officially in stores. The sequel to the first person shooter looks incredible.
I couldn’t get into the first Resistance experience, but I’m looking forward to trying out Resistance 2. Here’s the official press release from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
PLAYSTATION®3 EXCLUSIVE RESISTANCE 2™
INVADES NORTH AMERICA WITH A COMPLETE SHOOTER EXPERIENCE ON A SCALE LIKE NO OTHER
Premier Feature-Intensive First Person Shooter Delivers a Blockbuster
Single-player Campaign, Eight-Player Cooperative Online Gameplay,
60-player Multiplayer, and Unrivaled Community Networking Tools
FOSTER CITY, Calif., November 4, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of Resistance 2™ available exclusively on the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Created by independent developer Insomniac Games, Resistance 2 represents its fourth PS3 exclusive title. The sequel to the best-selling PS3 launch title, Resistance: Fall of Man®, Resistance 2 expands upon its predecessor with a bigger, more innovative and technically-advanced experience. In addition to an epic single-player campaign, Resistance 2 offers an unprecedented eight-player, class-based online co-op campaign and 60-player online competitive multiplayer. MyResistance.net, a global destination site for all Resistance fans, also has been re-designed to combine rich social networking features with a deep stat-tracking system while offering an unparalleled amount of user customization.
“Not only did we set out to create a game that offered the most content for shooter fans in 2008, we also wanted to produce the best overall first-person shooter in 2008,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO, Insomniac Games. “With huge boss battles, massive enemy encounters, and three innovative and stand-alone game modes, Resistance 2 delivers a premiere shooter experience above any other with essentially three full games packed into one.”
From the enflamed shores of San Francisco to the ravaged streets of downtown Chicago, Resistance 2 finds mankind on the brink of annihilation in an alternate reality 1953 America. With original new weapons like the devastating Splicer and redesigned favorites from Resistance: Fall of Man such as the Bullseye, players will be immediately thrown into a fast-paced, brutal single-player experience as they fight for humanity’s survival against the vicious Chimera. Undaunted by defeat in London, the Chimera have continued their quest for worldwide obliteration by now targeting the United States. Picking up immediately where Resistance: Fall of Man concluded, players once again step into the war-torn boots of US Army Lt. Nathan Hale, who not only faces near impossible odds on the battlefield but also constantly struggles with the Chimeran virus raging within him. Fortunately, Hale is joined by a group of genetically-enhanced soldiers known as the Sentinels as they fight their through highly-detailed and interactive environments approximately up to two and four times larger than Resistance: Fall of Man.
For those looking for more of a global team-approach to taking down the Chimera, Resistance 2 offers two huge, distinct online modes- co-op and competitive multiplayer. Following fan feedback from Resistance: Fall of Man, Insomniac Games set out to push the boundaries of co-op gameplay, ultimately delivering an unmatched, eight-player, class-based online co-op campaign. Players join up with seven other gamers to accomplish team-based objectives in a separate storyline paralleling the main campaign. Three distinctive character classes, Soldier, Medic, and Special Ops, each with unique weapons and attributes, require every player to assume a vital role and work together to ensure success and survival. In addition, randomly selected missions and paths ensure a unique experience with each game as players are forced to take down dozen upon dozens of enemies on-screen simultaneously.
A cornerstone of Resistance: Fall of Man’s global appeal, competitive multiplayer has been enhanced to offer the largest PS3 online community with massive 60-player combat. Built upon a ‘massive battles, greater intimacy’ mantra, competitive multiplayer also features an entirely new squad-based focus with dynamic objectives. To balance progression, fire fights and rivalries, players receive on-screen objectives to accomplish in order to infiltrate new areas, attack certain players, and gain experience points which increase their overall rank within the game.
Resistance 2 will be offered both as a standalone Blu-ray Disc and in a special collector’s edition while supplies last. The collector’s edition for Resistance 2 will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.99 MSRP at participating retailers with the following premium items included:
Created by DC Unlimited, an exclusive Chimeran Hybrid action figure with Bullseye weapon.
A double-sided hard-cover Resistance 2 art book covering war-torn America from two unique perspectives.
Exclusive in-game HVAP Wraith multiplayer weapon skin
Copy of Resistance 2 with special edition cover artwork selected by the fans
The collector’s edition also includes a bonus Blu-ray disc of exclusive Resistance 2 additional contents including:
“America Forever Lost”, Behind The Scenes video of Resistance 2 with Insomniac Games
“Shattered History” Resistance chronology video– provides a visual guideline from the earliest days of the Chimera invasion to the current storyline.
A preview into the upcoming Resistance novel, “Resistance: The Gathering Storm” by well-known science fiction author William Dietz.
Digital copy of Issue #0 of the Resistance comic book series published by Wildstorm.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Resistance 2 “M” for “Mature.” For more information about the ESRB, visit www.esrb.org.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.