Hey everyone! We are the midst of our winter break, recharging our batteries after shipping both Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One exclusively on PS3 this year. We hope you’ve had the chance to check out both games. If not, maybe you’ll find them under the Christmas Tree or use a gift card to pick them up after the holidays.
Last year, we shared with you several of our holiday cards over the past few years. We did want to share with you the latest – which should appeal to you fans of the Olly Moss Resistance 3 cover art.
For those Resistance players out there, we did want to remind you to check out the Brutality DLC Pack, which we just released this month. The DLC contains a brand new co-op Survival mode set on a dark and foggy version of the Wales map. Team up with a friend to fight off ever increasing hordes of grims, all set to seven tracks from Grammy-nominated metal band Mastodon. How many rounds can you survive?
We hope you have a great holiday season, filled with family, friends and gaming. We’re so thankful for all of our fans out there and for your support of our games. To keep up with us in 2012 and our brand new game Overstrike, be sure to follow us Twitter and like us on Facebook.
On behalf of everyone at Insomniac Games and Sony I’m very excited to announce Resistance 3‘s Brutality Pack, available tomorrow for download from the PlayStation Store! This new DLC features a vicious survival mode where you face off against an army of ravenous grims as they try to take you and your friends down. And yup, it’s co-op – both online and offline. Plus, you get a special Mick Cutler skin AND the sledgehammer unlocked for all of the game’s modes, as well as a special Warden Static PS3 Theme.
But what has me most stoked personally is that the Brutality Pack fittingly features the music of the incomparable Mastodon. We’re featuring seven tracks, including three songs from their just-released album The Hunter, two instrumental versions of Blood Mountain tracks and two special bonus songs from the deluxe version of The Hunter.
I have to admit that I’ve been a longtime Mastodon fan. But it wasn’t until I saw them open for Queens of the Stone Age that I became a true uberfan. These guys are masters of their craft and when you see them play live its mind blowing. They bring raw intensity and incredible energy to everything they do. Their chugging roar is a perfect fit for Resistance and especially for the Brutality Pack where it’s you, a sledgehammer and some very, very hungry Chimera. To learn more about Mastodon and their music you can check out their latest music video on YouTube or visit their official site at http://www.mastodonrocks.com/.
We’re sincerely honored that Mastodon is now a part of the Resistance universe. Prepare to get brutal!
Earlier this year, you may remember that we ran a Get in the Game contest for Resistance 3. In fact, we had winners from both the US and UK fly out to San Diego in late March to get scanned for the game, and also come to the Insomniac Community Day at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Our two winners had great entries in the contest, and we were really excited to have them out to California and put them in Resistance 3. Now that the game is almost here, we wanted to give you a glimpse at the head-scanning process, and show you how they look as their characters in the final game. Take a look.
We think the head scans turned out pretty well. You might be wondering where all of the other heads in the game came from. Many Insomniacs took a bus ride from Los Angeles down to San Diego to get their headscans in. We did some mixing and blending of the heads (not as gross as it sounds) so you may not recognize us specifically, but some of our features are certainly in the game!
That’s all for now, we’re so excited for you to get your hands on Resistance 3. If you already picked up a copy, let us know what you think in the comments!
It’s with a lot of pleasure that I write today’s post. It has been nearly three years since you last played Resistance 2, and in a studio where we keep up a game-a-year schedule, that seems like a very long time to wait. I’m very happy to announce the release of Resistance 3 across Europe over the next 3 days! The team here has poured three years of their lives into bringing you the heroic survival of Joseph Capelli on his cross-country trip to New York. This brutal alternate 1957 America is our most polished take on the Resistance universe yet. Along the way, you’ll see the dust storm from a Chimeran Terraformer, a flooded town, young rebels fighting to take back St. Louis from the Chimera, haunted mine towns and a snow packed New York City. To make it even better, you can experience the whole game in 2-player co-op, either split-screen or online. Still not sold? Check out the launch trailer -which gives you the first-ever glimpse at the 12 th and final R3 weapon: The Cryogun:
For those of you who love multiplayer, Resistance 3 features our most focused experience, letting you join fifteen other players in battles located in maps across the world. Our theme for Resistance 3 MP was to create something you could only see in Resistance. The 60-level progression and our new ability and attribute system allows you to create a loadout exactly to your play style, and further establishs our “only in Resistance” theme. You’ve seen two great maps in the beta, Wales (Seaside) and Bogota (Trainyard), and two more great ones at PAX and the Insomniac Community Day (Republic of Chad, and Australia). There’s another 8 maps we’ve never shown before, including a snow-packed map, and one with some great Chimeran Architecture. We also have 4v4 and 2v2 maps as well. In short, we believe that R3 MP is a fully-featured experience.
For those of you excited about playing with Move or the Sharpshooter, Resistance 3 fully support both. Got a 3DTV? You’ll be excited to know the game supports stereoscopic 3D as well.
That said, we aren’t resting. Our team is also happy to reveal the first DLC we will have ready to release in early October. The Survival Pack brings you a brand new game mode: Invasion. Invasion requires both teams to divide resources to simultaneously own multiple control points on the map. As you hold the nodes, you’ll receive more points. It hearkens back to the wonderful balance in Resistance: Fall of Man of knowing when to send troops on the offensive, and when to hold other players back. In addition to the Invasion mode, your $$$ gets you four new skins of the various Survivors in the game, as well as a static XMB theme. Also in early October, we will release a patch for ALL players that will bring two new maps with it as well.
We’re very excited to get Resistance 3 into your hands this week. We look forward to playing MP online with you soon!
In case you haven’t seen these already, check out the Resistance 3 survivor videos below.
Civilians have spoken out recalling their own harrowing tales of their encounters with the Chimera. Relive personal accounts of how these brave survivors embarked on saving themselves and their families at such a terrifying time, when the population were fighting to save the remnants of humanity.