Getting into the theme of this holiday takeover of the PlayStation.Blog, we wanted to share with you some of our cool holiday cards. We’ve continued our tradition to send special holiday cards to our partners – each card featuring special exclusive artwork from our artists. Here’s a quick look at the holiday cards from the PS3 era:
2006 – Resistance: Fall of Man
The 2006 Holiday Card celebrated the release of Resistance: Fall of Man and the PlayStation 3, with the Chimera building a Hybrid snowman, right before noticing the Dragon Flamethrower (albeit a red one, instead of the game’s green flames) pointed at them. This card probably would have been banned in Germany.
2007 – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
The 2007 card celebrated the Drophyd enemy in Tools of Destruction, small goldfish like creatures that controlled death robots. One of my favourite features in that game to this day was the ability to squish the drophyds by stepping on them. Notice the Insomniac moon at the base, and the Lombax doll in its arm.
2008 – Resistance 2
The Splicer was one of our favourite and goriest weapons in Resistance 2, and doing a 1950s style holiday ad for one of the best weapons in the game seemed like a no brainer.
2009 – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
This card came out at the end of 2009 to celebrate the release of A Crack in Time. It was drawn by Insomniac North Carolina’s Dave Guertinand was the very first tease image we ever released of some of the updated art style being used for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, as well as showing the four characters together in a way we hadn’t yet. Now you know!
2010 – Resistance 3 / Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One reveals
While we didn’t release a game in 2010, we did show the fully-grown Widowmaker on the cover of Game Informer. Keeping with the 1950s setting of the Resistance franchise, the Widowmaker sits on the Insomniac moon while 1950s-style spaceships attack it.