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Resistance 3 story trailer drops as beta begins and game goes gold

A trifecta of big Resistance 3 announcements hit Sony’s US blog today: first, the game’s gone gold, meaning it’s finished and on track for its Sept. 6 release. Second, the public multiplayer beta opens today, provided you’ve got one of the codes distributed in copies of SOCOM 4. And third, developer Insomniac has seen fit to release a new trailer, which offers up an overview of Resistance 3’s storyline, as well as a look at some of its newly upgraded weapons.

Resistance 3 represents a lot of big changes for its franchise, most of them for the better (so far), but the story may be one of the biggest. With a more character-driven, high-stakes feel than the comparatively by-the-numbers predecessors, Resistance 3’s narrative is driven by a sense of desperation and hopelessness in the face of ridiculous odds. And going by what we’ve seen so far, that’s actually managed to enhance the fun of playing the game, which is something of an achievement.

In addition to the completion, trailer and beta news, there was one more announcement to take in: the Resistance 3 disc will come loaded with several demos for PS3 games that have already been released, videos from ones that haven’t, and music videos and trailers from Sony Pictures and Sony music. Not quite as exciting as the opportunity to finally jump in and tackle the multiplayer yourself, but nice to know nonetheless.

Aug 4, 2011
 

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4 comments

  • ObliqueZombie - August 5, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    I mean, Resistance is a pretty cool game, but I get SUCH a Gear of War feel from it. The story, that is. I know they're different, because it's about ONE guy trying to save the world, or whatever is left of humanity, but the sense of lose and hopelessness coupled with amazing aliens and over-the-top-weapons gives me such huge feeling of Gears. Still, I think I'd play these if I personally owned a PS3, or my dad let me plays his more.
  • Turboash - August 4, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    That Best Buy add was pretty funny.
  • BlackElement17 - August 4, 2011 10:05 p.m.

    If the games already gold whats the point of a beta?
  • GOD - August 4, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    I just really hope there is some kind of insight into what happened to Capelli to, one let him grow hair and two how he managed to simultaneously become less muscular and less of an asshole. Also I heard somewhere that his wife is Hale's sister which seems odd considering he blew Hale's brains out...

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