Resistance: Burning Skies – Chimeran Invasion Spreads To PS Vita This May

In case you missed our PS Vita video livechat today, PlayStation‘s John Koller revealed an official release date for Resistance: Burning Skies. The Chimera will invade PS Vita on May 30, 2012, bringing you the world’s first portable dual-analog FPS.

Resistance has always boasted iconic visual design, and today we can reveal the Burning Skies box art — a freshly slain Hybrid lying on the streets of New York City with the protagonist’s fire axe resting in the rubble. We like to think it recalls some of the eerie essence of the classic Resistance: Fall of Man box art, but we’d love to hear what you think!

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Resistance: Burning Skies pulls you into an entirely new dimension of the Resistance universe. Set in a tale of survival during the August 1951 Chimeran invasion of the East Coast, you take control of Tom Riley, an everyday firefighter from New Jersey who is thrown headfirst into the teeth of the Chimeran war machine, forcing him to redefine his notions of duty and heroism.

As most of you know, this is going to be the first ever dual-analog FPS game on a portable device, and has been built from the ground-up to take full advantage of the power of the PS Vita, including front and rear touchscreen controls. The touchscreen controls add a whole new dimension to the gameplay, delivering a powerful portable shooter experience. Never thought you’d play a console-quality shooter on a portable device? Game Director Harley Baldwin White-Wiedow has one thing to tell you: “TWO STICKS, baby!”

Now get out there and pre-order your copy today. Oh, and be sure to stay tuned in the coming months — we’ll have many more announcements to share soon.

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Cannot wait! Will be pre-ordering this soon! :D


will this have online multiplayer ? Hope it does

This looks amazing! Not to be a prick but I’m not too fond of the box art. Doesn’t really capture a freshly invaded America which I am pretty sure the game is about. Other than that it’s a definite buy.


Sweet box art, Playstation box art is awesome at the moment with this and twisted metal. Also hoping that this has online multiplayer

Nice box.. really! Now i want Killzone & Call of Duty 4 Vita :)

So no call of duty for april?

I hope dis has multiplayer, and i cnt wait for the call of duty on vita.

Really hope it has Competive online multiplayer!!


loving the look of this game, on the wanted list.

Resistance 3 is well good to(playing that at the moment) I would buy this when i get a PSVita;)

If you look closely, it says ‘Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB’, so I take it there is some sort of online!

@2 @4 @7 @8
It will have multiplayer! :D I’m pretty sure it will be 4vs4 max.
As a matter of fact, there is a few second of multiplayer footage feature in the video at 00:57
Sony PS Vita : Device Trailer
Can’t wait! :D

I don’t care about box art i download all the games for store :D PSP GO FTW! :D
The only think his matters now is this game is like others Resistance
The first portable Resistance Retribution is awesome one of the best psp title! still play this !
I hope this is good too


@11 yh it has competitive multiplayer :p and already had it preordered for awhile now; can we get a £ price on gravity daze for the store and something more concrete on the COD and asassins creed games :p plus the mgs HD vita release dates would be nice ;)


Just finished R3 – hope this is as good.

CraigyGInDaHut 14 February, 2012 @ 14:16

this is gettin preordered soon.

I’m happy that the franchise gets another iteration, and I really like the box art, but for me the cover of Resistance 3 is still the best!

TheKillerSnowman 14 February, 2012 @ 15:15

i love the Resistance games but i´m not buying vita just for the Resistance game.


@18 me too. However, GOW on Vita and i’ll immediately buy it :)

Jacks_Mannequin 15 February, 2012 @ 10:38

Isnt this the US fact sheet? I doubt Europe are seeing this release on the wednesday!


Instant must have, can’t wait to play shooters on PSV.

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