E3 2008: Resistance Retribution Impressions

Resistance is set to hit the PlayStation Portable next year, and Sony used its E3 conference to show it off for the first time.

by

We all knew that Resistance 2 was set to hit the PlayStation 3 this year, but at Sony's E3 press conference, the company revealed that the series would also be hitting the PlayStation Portable. The game, called Resistance Retribution, will be arriving in spring 2009 with development duties falling on Bend Studio.

The E3 trailer explained how the 1951 Chimera assault on East England was fought off only to have the alien forces revolt and overwhelm the whole of Europe. The resistance forces, meanwhile, have begun to reverse-engineer the Chimera technology for their own means.

It was at this point that we got to see the game in action. There was no reveal about who you'll be playing, but the male character is viewed from a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective. We saw the character using rifles and rocket launchers, fighting off Chimera. The end of the video also revealed an enemy about three times bigger than the main character.

Resistance Retribution is being lined up for a spring 2009 release, and the game is being shown off in more depth during E3 2008. We'll have more on the game shortly.

Discussion

33 comments
Paul_GameFury
Paul_GameFury

Looks similar to the changes made to Killzone to make Liberation on the PSP. I loved that game and can't wait to check this one out.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

Resistance has now become one of sonys biggest game franchise series, next to some of the greats and classics. But with SOny's release of Resistance: Retribution on the PSP, i beleive that this'll be the game that revives the PSP from a long slumber. This game will also give players who may not own a PS3 but maybe a PSP a chance to experience one of sonys new breakthrough game franchises.

widdowson91
widdowson91

I would say that it should be a FPS, but they don't wotk on the PSP, In fact i can't name one FPS on the PSP. The 3rd person view would suit the PSP miles better.

dareough
dareough

i was actually hoping this would happen since resistance is awesome and i dont have a ps3

GhostReconGuy
GhostReconGuy

the third person might be like Gears of War and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2. But we'll see.

GOAT_DUDE
GOAT_DUDE

I HOPE IT CONNECTS 2 RESISTANCE 2 AND RESISTANCE

xyboink
xyboink

interesting.... hope it becomes a great game for PSP like GoW

Hungry_bunny
Hungry_bunny

Transformation to 3rd person when moving to a small hand-held screen... wut?

Shimmerweed
Shimmerweed

Awesome! 3rd Person is just fine for me ! Hope its better than even SF Logan's Shadow. =)

grambyte
grambyte

Looked better than I expected. Wonder how it will turn out eventually.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

I'm kinda skeptical about the third person part..

TheAcejoel99
TheAcejoel99

game looks amazing can't wait!!!!! But I wish it was an FPS not Third-person.

DreFullCircle
DreFullCircle

i just checked out some screenshots on ign, and i can't believe those graphics were squeezed from a psp. the lighting and character models are the best i've ever seen on a handheld.

DreFullCircle
DreFullCircle

glad it's gonna be in 3rd person. the psp simply doesn't accomodate fps's very well without that second analog stick. i hope to see more ps3 franchises make their way to the psp, much like ps2 franchises have.

babanius
babanius

Hmm... I am 360 Fanboy, but i own PSP. Actualy its one of the games i really buy for PSP. Well just because I dont have anything to play on this sytstem thats why I am getting DS on my birthay. Maaan i cant wait to see GTA Chinatown Wars for DS

1005
1005

The trailer was awesome, few lag spikes appeared but hard to tell was that the game or the stream. Still it looks to be great!

Agreb91
Agreb91

Dang, I wish my PSP worked now.

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Cant wait for this game to finally arrive :D

ants_man
ants_man

Getting this when it comes out

cccp1988
cccp1988

this game going too be FPS?

SuperMooseman
SuperMooseman

I must say - and I'm not a PS3 fan - that this game looked sweet!

kierantoocool
kierantoocool

Awsome! cant wait, loved resistance for PS3.