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. Behold:

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:

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  • therawski - February 14, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    I thought the Resistance series was canceled, but it's good to hear that it will be released and as a launch window title. (Tho still not enough for me to preorder)
  • NanoElite666 - February 14, 2012 9:44 p.m.

    Nah, the series itself isn't cancelled. Insomniac just said that they're done working on it.
  • AquaPimp82 - February 14, 2012 10:54 a.m.

    I went ahead and pre-ordered on Amazon for $40 before they announce the price as $50.