The PlayStation Vita will be getting
even more star power this spring with the release of Resistance:
Burning Skies on May 29. The release date for the portable spinoff was
confirmed during a PS Vita video livechat with Sony's John Koller, and later announced on the PlayStation Blog alongside an image of Resistance: Burning Skies' box art.
Resistance: Burning Skies is being
developed by Nihilistic Software, the studio behind PlayStation Move
Heroes, Conan, and the downloadable title Zombie Apocalypse. In it, players
assume the role of New Jersey firefighter Tom Riley, a regular Joe
Schmoe who must hack and shoot his way to salvation during a 1951 Chimera invasion.
The game will take full advantage of
the PS Vita's touch and motion-sensing features, and is being billed
as the industry's first dual-analog FPS game developed for a handheld
system. Learn what that means – and if it actually works – in our
latest hands-on preview.
Oddly enough, the lack of a second nub
was our only major issue with Resistance: Retribution, SCE
Bend Studio's 2009 spinoff for the PlayStation Portable. We'll see
if a second stick and a new studio can help the Resistance franchise
do even better on Sony's next handheld system in just a few months. In the meantime, cozy up to the Chimera in the most recent collection of screenshots: