You may or may not remember this, but the first taste of advertising we got for PS3 shooter Resistance 3 was actually buried within early glimpses of then-upcoming alien-invasion flick Battle: Los Angeles. Back before B:LA had become one of the biggest, most critically-panned bombs of 2011, people were still interested in the film, so the notion that it included advertising for the third Resistance game counted as news. So how are Columbia trying to move the Blu-ray release of the now-notorious dud? Um, with more Resistance 3 advertising. But this time you get to play it!
The Battle: LA Blu-ray disc will carry a bonus for PS3 viewers: a half-hour playable demo of Insomniac's September FPS. Battle: Los Angeles, of course, is a heavily fictionalized spin on an actual World War 2 alien-invasion scare, whereas Resistance is an ongoing saga which asks the question, “what if World War 2 had been fought against aliens?” As you can see, then, the two are basically different versions of the same product, only one kicks ass, and the other's Battle: Los Angeles.
Anyway, do you think a lengthy taster of a highly-anticipated shooter is worth shelling out for a Blu-ray? What other demo/movie crossovers would you like to see offered? Let's have your thoughts.
May 3, 2011