Resistance was a launch title here in the UK when the PS3 first arrived last March. The game featured fast, frantic game play, great visuals and online battles and went on to become a best seller. It’s been rumoured for a while now that a sequel was in production but little has been known about the next instalment to the franchise. However, some information on the game has recently been released and it would seem Resistance 2 is further along in development than any of us had thought and is set to include a lot of great new features. Below we’ve some Resistance 2 screens from Game Informer. Check the Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) for more info when it comes out on February 13.
The game is said to feature:
A huge co-op component featuring eight player story-driven campaigns over PSN (two player local) alongside single-player campaigns.
Sixty player competitive modes with a focus on squad-versus-squad combat set in huge United States landscapes.
New enemies including Chameleon and Stalker with total cloaking ability
Multiplayer class system. Three basic templates - tank with heavy weaponry, special ops for distance (bullseye modified with zoom) and medic.
Online matching - standard difficulty discarded for scaled challenges for team skill.
Partially randomised geometry making levels different with each play through.
Insomniac have been listening to players complaints about the first game and are also further tapping the power of the PS3 to give more enemies onscreen and improved AI. They are also working on a solution to the long checkpoints and health system.
The game will be released later in 2008.