Resistance 3 Box Art Revealed

Today we’re proud to reveal the Resistance 3 box art that you can hold in your hands when the game hits store shelves in September. You should recognize right away that this graphic version of the Chimeran Skull with the New York skyline depicted as its teeth, as well as the stylized version of the Resistance franchise logo, isn’t your typical “rendered hero” box art. To create this new look, we partnered with Olly Moss, a talented British artist, to create a bold vision of the Resistance 3 boxart for both the North American and European territories.


The Resistance team worked closely with Olly to share our vision for the Chimera-occupied 1957, and Joesph Capelli’s journey across the destroyed USA to his destination, New York City. You’ll see this in the alternate version of the art below, which shows Capelli walking towards the NYC skyline.

Capelli Version

We wanted Olly’s work to reflect that in Resistance 3, YOU are the Resistance. Resistance 3 isn’t a military shooter, as the United States Army and SRPA have been destroyed. Instead, R3 is about the remnants of humanity finding any way possible to survive in a brutal world.

Skull and Guns Version with R

This work coincides with Olly’s first art show in Hollywood at the Gallery 1988 (which runs until May 20th, if you’re in the LA-area). We’re excited about the new look of the box art and expect to see additional Resistance 3 art by Olly throughout the campaign. You can find out more info about Olly, and see more of his fantastic art, by checking out

R3 Stamp Black

You may have also heard that we will be bringing exclusive early access to a nearly half-hour single-player demo straight to your PS3 on June 14th! The demo will be included on specially-marked Blu-ray Disc copies of the Sony Pictures sci-fi action thriller Battle: Los Angeles (which you may recall from the now memorable Resistance 3 billboard spotted on a Sony film set). The demo level is the entire boat ride sequence of the game, as Joseph Capelli and Dr. Malikov discover a flooded town, infested with Chimera. We hope when you play it, you’ll enjoy the small taste of the atmosphere, environmental story-telling and exciting action sequences you’ll see in the final version of Resistance 3 in September.

As we lead up to E3 and the game’s launch, there’s still more news to come, so keep it tuned to, our twitter page, Facebook and sign up to Join the Resistance for all the latest updates on Resistance 3.

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devilwithoutfear 18 May, 2011 @ 4:01 pm   1

It’s different form the other two alright:)

devilwithoutfear 18 May, 2011 @ 4:02 pm   2


colmshan1990 18 May, 2011 @ 4:04 pm   3

That is stunning box art.
Simple, vibrant and compelling.
It doesn’t really make a difference in the end, but still…
Nice box! 🙂

Martingutten 18 May, 2011 @ 4:04 pm   4

Not looking to hot tbh, but luckily only the side of the box are shown in my collection 😛

UKVampire 18 May, 2011 @ 4:08 pm   5

Hmmm….disappointed to be honest, I don’t like the look of the box art it looks quite plain and really not what I was expecting from Resistance 3


I didn’t expect that & was shocked by the cover, so it must be good 😀
+ Demo next month? SWEET! 😛

TheWeeSteev 18 May, 2011 @ 4:10 pm   7

I love this boxart, nice and simple. Better than a lot of the busy looking boxes you see for a lot of other games.


OKey the game will be awesome but the box art…. Don’t look that great TBH and the side of the box is just white which just looks boring. In the store you often just see the side of the box and this does not look appeling.

wezer1871 18 May, 2011 @ 4:12 pm   9

wow i actually love you guys did you read my resistance 3 post or was this jus a coincidence?

AnimaOnline 18 May, 2011 @ 4:12 pm   10

Love it! The colours really make it stand out. Probably one of the best boxarts I’ve seen in a long while.

Kinbushi 18 May, 2011 @ 4:12 pm   11

Looks so Unique! Love IT! XD

T3quilaSlay3r 18 May, 2011 @ 4:16 pm   12

awesome boxart…very different compared to many games boxarts…

erotagitsaC 18 May, 2011 @ 4:16 pm   13

… i heard that no 32 players fight online togheter… Nooo. MUltyplayer of Resistence 2 was nice. Don’ t be idiots please… ops 4 my EN

wezer1871 18 May, 2011 @ 4:17 pm   14

they shoulda put a example of different weapons available in game on the white side of the box n they should sell a resistance trilogy 3 in 1 package

wezer1871 18 May, 2011 @ 4:20 pm   15

and why is it in a box?

kivi95 18 May, 2011 @ 4:21 pm   16

Demo on the 14th June!!!!!How did you no it was my birthday?

Ctirad89 18 May, 2011 @ 4:25 pm   17

Wau, very nice logo. Great work!

MartyMcFly_DK 18 May, 2011 @ 4:25 pm   18

will the demo be avaiable on Blu-ray editions in all EU-countries? or only a few select?

Retro_1973 18 May, 2011 @ 4:25 pm   19

Love the artwork – Nice job!

wezer1871 18 May, 2011 @ 4:30 pm   20

tbh id make a terrible mod im jus too silly

mike3648 18 May, 2011 @ 4:31 pm   21

will the Demo be downloadable from the Playstation Store?

I’m not intending on buying Battle Los Angeles. Film wasn’t great for me.

GulfWarVet 18 May, 2011 @ 4:32 pm   22


IG/Sony doing a bundle with the sharpshooter by any chance??

Box art not doing it for me but at the end of the day I ain’t playing the box, just what’s inside it and that’s what matters.

Can’t come soon enough for me.

geddesmond2 18 May, 2011 @ 4:33 pm   23

Its not something I would pick up and look at if I didn’t know anything about the game. But hey I won’t be playing the cover art when I buy the game so what ever.

x1MMORTALx 18 May, 2011 @ 4:33 pm   24

Retro !!!!!!!!!

buckrogers1 18 May, 2011 @ 4:36 pm   25

Ugly looking cover, how long did it take to make that up, not longer than 5 minutes i bet. If i was not familar with Resistance, i’d pass that by on the shop shelve

AKGermany 18 May, 2011 @ 4:38 pm   26

Best boxart in a long, long time – looks very classy.

wezer1871 18 May, 2011 @ 4:44 pm   27

lol put *if you dont buy this game we’ll kill a kitten“ on the front of the box


Simple but awesome need more like it, can’t wait to play this game loved the first two, wounder if this will have co-op more like the first game.

helghast102 18 May, 2011 @ 4:47 pm   29

I LOVE that box art, how about getting more of your studios to do this kind of thing? artwork on the box instead of some SUPER-CLOSE-UP of the main characters ingame model?
It’s called Box-ART for a reason 🙂

somethingatt 18 May, 2011 @ 4:49 pm   30

Simple and elegant, LOVE it.

SONY, don’t go sticking magazine quotes all over it please….

halfaworldaway 18 May, 2011 @ 4:50 pm   31

Eurogamer has seen video evidence that verifies reports that Sony’s PlayStation Network password reset system suffers from an exploit that allows attackers to change your password using only your PSN account email and your date of birth – information compromised in the PSN hack of 20th April.

Sony today made PSN sign-in unavailable for a number of its websites, including and the PlayStation forums. All PlayStation game titles are also unavailable.

Crucially, the website users are directed to by password reset emails is now down.

“Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via or will be unable to do so for the time being,” Sony said. “This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.

“In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information.”

Sony later tweeted: “Clarification: this maintenance doesn’t affect PSN on consoles, only the website you click through to from the password change email.”

halfaworldaway 18 May, 2011 @ 4:51 pm   32

The exploit was first revealed on

“I would suggest that you secure your accounts now by creating a completely new email that you will not use ANYWHERE ELSE, and switching your PSN account to use this new email,” recommends the site.

“You risk having your account stolen, when this hack becomes more public, if you do not make sure that your PSN account’s email is one that cannot be affiliated with or otherwise traced to you.”

NeoGAF users have also corroborated the claim.

Nyleveia claims to have contacted Sony about the exploit. “The system went down approximately 15 minutes after I received a response from SCEE on the matter.”

Sony has taken the page in question down, and with any luck is fixing the exploit.

Eurogamer has contacted Sony for comment.

PAUL_UK-77 18 May, 2011 @ 4:54 pm   33

cant wait for this game the other 2 were great

helghast102 18 May, 2011 @ 4:54 pm   34

Oh wow, a comment on the US blog about this
“Use Capelli walking towards the NYC skyline for the box art. The box art without it is just bland and boring looking.”

Exactly what i was saying NOT to do, how do people find this appealing?

CassyChan 18 May, 2011 @ 4:57 pm   35

Awesome boxart.

Pacman_Ownage 18 May, 2011 @ 4:57 pm   36

I really prefer the alternate art, however the first one is also gorgeous.

…However, I can’t see any newcomers to the PS3 world, looking at that and thinking “This looks like a AAA Exclsuive filled with a compelling story and brilliant shooting segments”

obiadekanobi1980 18 May, 2011 @ 5:08 pm   37

awsome cover are the posters gonna be avalible to buy anywhere?? got to get that 2nd one with the guy at the bottom itll look awsome on the wall…..

Sebacrush 18 May, 2011 @ 5:12 pm   38

Sony has been hacked again !

You can’t login to anything …

THE PSN works …

HBK_nWo33 18 May, 2011 @ 5:22 pm   39

Love the box art, it’s great to see a game that actually has a different cover and gives itself a unique and brilliant look. Compare this to the inevitable Gears of War 3 cover that will be taken up with Marcus Fenix’s ugly mug, I know which of the two looks the more appealing game to me.

Basarili 18 May, 2011 @ 5:28 pm   40

.. I’m sorry I see a lot praises for the box art, but to me it’s below the Resistance standard. It misses something it’s empty.

jordanW241 18 May, 2011 @ 5:31 pm   41

I really like it actually, its different to the standard war torn scene that most shooters go for.

Well done Insomniac!

CyberfuMonkey 18 May, 2011 @ 5:40 pm   42

Wow. Stencil Art.

Liamario 18 May, 2011 @ 5:57 pm   43

Art is beautiful. Some of these children have no taste

SolidNinjaSnake 18 May, 2011 @ 6:01 pm   44

I like it and I didn’t even notice the New York bit until I read about it! lol
Very good. =)

captain_miller 18 May, 2011 @ 6:06 pm   45

awesome box art

OcUK_AlbinoRhino 18 May, 2011 @ 6:14 pm   46

Love it! Great design.

Fiks1one 18 May, 2011 @ 6:24 pm   47

Love simplicity 🙂

Osahi_be 18 May, 2011 @ 6:29 pm   48

Just as with Borderlands, this cover pulls me over. Day One buy.

Damn, great great design. Give the one who came up with this a promotion. ASAP!

janwillemb 18 May, 2011 @ 6:30 pm   49

Nice artwork! Love this very much!

johnyd32 18 May, 2011 @ 6:41 pm   50

thats loveley mate… when can i download my £200+ dlc to my new ps3? sorry to be a pain but have asked on every thread since psn been up?

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