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Resistance 3: The Basics

Everything you need to know about September's new Resistance game.

2011-04-14
Resistance 3 is the third title in the first-person shooter series Resistance. It's developed by Insomniac Games and will be published by Sony exclusively on the Playstation 3.







What's the plot?

The entire Resistance series is set in an alternate 1950's universe where the human race has been conquered by aliens called the Chimerans. Resistance 3 picks up four years after the events of Resistance 2. You play as Joseph Capelli, a Sentinel in what was once the thriving army of the humans. He's currently in hiding with his wife and child in Oklahoma after being discharged from the army after the events of the last game.

Without spoiling the original games, Resistance 3 follows Capelli and Dr. Malikov, a figure from the first two games, as they travel from Oklahoma to New York City. Capelli is forced to leave his wife and child at home, which is a striking story element as our most recent Resistance 3 preview indicates. At this point, the Chimerans have control of the plant and are lowering its temperature to match their icy home world. It's up to Capelli and the doctor to battle their way to save their own species.

Due to the nature of the journey, players will experiencea wide variety of locales that keep the setting interesting throughout.

I haven't played a Resistance game before, where should I start?

Certain characters are carried over from previous entries in the series, so to get the most robust experience you may want to start with Resistance: Fall of Man before the third game comes out this fall.


Let's hear it for New York.

What makes Resistance different than other FPS games?

For one thing, the setting is quite unique. The game takes place in an alternate 1950's history where the world we know has been decimated by an alien race.

The game's action also utilizes a weapon wheel where a player can quickly access all of their firepower and upgrade the weapons they pick up along the way. Resistance 3 is the first entry in the series where players can upgrade their weapons.

Can I take the fight online?

Of course! One of the main factors in the series' success has been the online battles between players. You can tackle the main storyline as a cooperative team, one player controlling Capelli and one Malikov.

The competitive modes allow for battles of up to sixteen players. Online battles will also take place in locations not found in the single-player campaign such as Africa.

What's changed since the last Resistance game?

For one, you'll find new weapons, enemies, and online modes. New weapons include a sniper rifle that can blow people up and a new version of the game's Marksman rifle.

In addition, the Chimera now come in two varieties: feral and militarized. You'll encounter both types in your journey and aliens can even cloak themselves and use stealth.

What other features can I look forward to?

Resistance 3 will support PlayStation Move as well as full 3D on televisions that can handle the extra dimension. In fact, the Move support has the PlayStation Sharp Shooter attachment, which originally came out alongside Killzone 3, in mind for precision aiming.

When can I buy it?

Resistance 3 will be released on September 6, 2011.


As usual, the Chimera look exceptionally angry.




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