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Resistance 3 partially set in Africa? For God's sake, Insomniac, learn from Capcom

While I doubt that Chimeran rights groups are going to be up in arms over this one, the seeming revelation of a partially African setting in Resistance 3 is certainly an eyebrow lofter. If reports from Game Informer - and my own skilled between-line-reading abilities - are to be believed, anyway.

As part of a big bundle of Resistance 3 details splurged on NeoGAF from this month's GI, it's been revealed that one of the game's multiplayer maps is set in an African Prison. Given that FPS MP maps are usually adaptations of locations from the main game (I highly doubt that Insomniac would let Jimmy Abstractthinker design a deathmatch level set in a totally unrelated location, unless they're turning R3's multiplayer into some crazily eclectic Timesplitters tribute), it's a safe bet that Africa will turn up somewhere in the main game, however briefly.

As for the rest of those details, they are:

  • Capelli (the new protagonist, and Resistance 2 supporting character) started a family with Susan (original protagonis Nathan Hale's Stepsister).
  • Chimera tinkering DNA alchemist Malikov lives, despite his implied death in Resistance 2.
  • Two-player co-op is in, but it'll take place within the main campaign this time.
  • Chimeran Plant Life (that explodes when shot) indicates a greater alien influence across the world, War of the Worlds-style.
  • The AI is cleverer, and will now make better use of the environment by climbing over walls and through windows, etc.
  • Long legs jump from roof to roof, shooting down at you.

  • There's a new weapon called The Mutator. It shoots biological mist that causes boils on the enemy and then pops them, hurting nearby bad guys. See them as your inflatable gore-balloons. Secondary fire makes them go insane and attack their comrades.
  • In terms of other bodily perforation tools, the Bullseye, Magnum, Shotgun, Auger, and Carbine are all back. All weapons are upgradeable as you use them more and more. Weapons are also made to look more improvised, presumably to reflect the growing desperation of the conflict. So grenades are shaped like food cans full of nails, etc.
  • Insomniac wants to make online more organized and not a cluster like the 60 player matches in R2. No word yet on whether that means better structure or smaller matches, but we'll find out in due course.
  • Humans are now eating humans because of lack of food. It sounds like it's all gone a bit The Road, so expect a fittingly bleak tone through this one. Particularly given that according to the GAF report, the Chimera have basically already won by the time of Resistance 3. This time it's about survival. Capelli however, does have a very specific mission, but no details on what that is as of yet.

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25 comments

  • SONSET - October 15, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    Like i say over and over again that whole racist hype of re5 was completely bogus..black people didnt care, the media seeks out the few black people upset and puts them in the spot light to speak for all black people which is very prejudice in itself and then companies panic and the media flips and says why are black people so upset. This happens so much with the media and it fans the flames of racism. Show me any legit black group who even mentioned Resident Evil 5, show me 1 protest. There was no uproar. A few people on internet blogs who knew nothing about gaming or resident evil were upset at it, and there followers in there own forums said they were wrong. Im black, from NYC and i bought RE5 day one and all of my black friends did too, not one of us even mentioned the race of the zombies....who cares. There zombies. Black people don't care.As long as its not done in a racist way...I seen al sharpton laugh at the Nigger guy episode of south park on national tv and said it was funny.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 15, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    In Resi 5, the harsh sunlight was beautiful and I for one hope its in Africa alot. Capelli as lead however, is not a great idea. I hated his guts *SPOILER ALERT* especially for shooting Hale's face off. I honestly didn't see that coming, i thought Hale would control himself and be a super psionic hero guy in R3. too bad, but my guess is he'll come back as the new villain, Hal Jordan style!!
  • Gameguy94 - October 14, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    Africa would actually be a good place to go for escaping chimera since chimera prefer cold weather.
  • sklorbit - October 14, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    resistance 1 sucked, resistance 2 sucked, why would there ever be a need for resistance 3. Insomniac is a great company, but they need to start over and create some new ips already. ratchet and clank was great, but it has run its course.
  • Amnesiac - October 14, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    Unless they bring back R2's separate co-op campaign, I can't see myself being terribly interested.
  • oneshotfinch - October 14, 2010 7 p.m.

    So out of all that news and details the biggest is that it might have an african setting? As long as there are no black tribesmen wearing grass skirts and throwing spears I don't see a problem with it.
  • Aletheon - October 14, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    Resistance 3 should be good.
  • JohnDoeV2 - October 14, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    Is that Ethan Mars??
  • ultimatepunchrod - October 14, 2010 5:33 p.m.

    this is looking awesome. im playing through resistance 2 again right now. cant wait for this.
  • NanoElite666 - October 14, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    I hope they ditch the two-weapon carrying capacity from the last game. What good is having all these fun guns in your game if you can only carry two of 'em at once?
  • yagirlfriendsfavoriterapper - October 14, 2010 5:09 p.m.

    Lame! Fear mongering headline guys, for shame...
  • DreamWeaverPL - October 14, 2010 5:01 p.m.

    "Chimeran Plant Life (that explodes when shot) indicates a greater alien influence across the world, War of the Worlds-style." What's this supposed to mean? Did you even read the damn book?!
  • MyNameIsMyName - October 14, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    RE5's "problems" wasn't just Africa it was Africa+Tribal Outfits+Steal gold buy guns to shoot more Africans with so from the outside looking in, it looks bad. However the funny thing is no black person I know called RE5 racist, in fact black people(except the ones that are stupid criminals) don't actually play the race card in real life unless there's a legit reason. White people and white guilt are the ones who go out on these ridiculous limbs.
  • Dondada - October 14, 2010 4:32 p.m.

    I dont see anything wrong with this. Anything outside of over used New York City is a plus to me.
  • garnsr - October 14, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    You can set a game anywhere in the world as long as you can only kill white people, I guess.
  • Darkhawk - October 14, 2010 4:09 p.m.

    Haha.. Canada in video games is a great idea... except our government doesn't like it. Anyone else remember the Syphon Filter installment that was supposed to have French Canadian terrorists attack the Toronto subway system... until the government quashed the idea for being politically incorrect?
  • Collymilad - October 14, 2010 3:18 p.m.

    Learn what from Capcom? The "racism" stuff was a load of oversensitive BS. You wouldn't hear people moaning if the enemies you killed in a game set in Europe were predominantly white, would you? The game was set in Africa FFS.
  • EdDeRs1 - October 14, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Capelli? damm i wanted to see James Greyson make a return
  • WillisTron - October 14, 2010 1:38 p.m.

    I never understood why people even associated RE5 with racism... I mean the majority of people living in africa are black, and it takes place in africa so...
  • crumbdunky - October 14, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    I'm VERY concerned about the co-op being two player and in the main campaign myself-that was what killed RE5, imo, and I hope to God they haven't made it king over the SP in R3 or it's dead to me cos the matey AI just isn't up to it yet and turns everything into a babysitting sim. If it's gritty and creepy this time out(which it MUST be) then alone is the way to play it cos watching a scary film with a mate just makes it seem daft and that won't fly in a game either. Weapon wheel is back, though, which is good. If they bring back Posho McBirdy from the first game to narrate I'll be REAL happy!

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