Jan 28, 2008
The first shots of the sequel to Resistance: Fall of Man have arrived and we've put them all on theimages tabfor your eyes to enjoy. They show impressive detail in the vehicles and Chimera (the nasty alien race trying to invade earth), although the latter's design seems to have been simplified slightly to a more generic alien soldier sort of look. There are also some vast-looking outdoor areas, complete with towering enemies that look very nasty indeed. Better shoot them quick.
While the graphics don't look vastly superior tothe still-impressive original in these static shots, there has been a bigger leap elsewhere, as the game now features two story modes. That's right, according to details inthe forthcoming edition of PlayStation Official Magazine UK (out Feb 13), Resistance 2 will feature separate stories for single-player and co-op play. Co-op will be a split-screen two-player affair on one PS3, or up to eight-player through network play. There will also be 60 player (!) online battles, with teams of eight going after specific objectives. Whether the network can convincingly support simultaneous 60-player battles remains to be seen, but if it does indeed turn out to be true, even the mighty Halo 3 could look a bit limited in comparison.
Also new are character classes for team play including heavy weaponry, special ops and medic and comprehensive stat-tracking on the game's official website. Judging from the details so far, it seems that Insomniac has listened to all of the criticisms levelled at the first game. Except maybe for the choice of colour palette... there's still quite a lot of light brown in there.
Regardless of hue, we'll bring you more information as soon as we have it. And be sure to pick up your copy of the mag for the UK's first preview.
Above: The most B-movie-like screen we've seen yet this year. Looks great, doesn't it?