GDC 06: I-8 renamed, confirmed for '06

Creepy sci-fi shooter redubbed Resistance: Fall of Man; PS3 game will be ready this year, says Insomniac CEO.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Insomniac Games, best known for the Ratchet & Clank franchise, revealed at last year's E3 that they are stepping away from family-friendly fare with the science-fiction shooter I-8. A trailer shown during Sony's pre-E3 press conference depicted WWII-era soldiers facing a threat greater than other humans--zombies and gigantic alien arachnids.

During Sony's keynote address at the 2006 Game Developers Conference, Insomniac today announced that it has given the shooter a new name more befitting its dire subject matter. The highway-like moniker of I-8 has been ditched in favor of the more appropriate Resistance: Fall of Man.

Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price also revealed that the game will definitely be out this year. Given the fact that the PlayStation 3 is scheduled for release this November, Resistance: Fall of Man is a good bet to be a launch title for the system.

For more information on Fall of Man, check out GameSpot's impressions of the game's demo, which was shown at GDC today.

For more news from the event, check out GameSpot's GDC 2006 page.

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34 comments
Sandman100
Sandman100

This look like a very intersting game, and name change is ok. But Sony really look like there going to realese in Nov. Now with a pretty good launch title.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Nice! Launch title confirmed! :)

Ne0zEEd
Ne0zEEd

Insomniac and Naughty Dawg..can't go wrong with either. Can't wait!!

GreyFoxV1
GreyFoxV1

Zombies? Didn't see that one coming.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Thank the gods of olympus they changed the name.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Looks okay.. It's still an FPS which as far as I'm concern belongs on PC. Not something I'm going to pick up. If there's no good launch titles I'm probably get the Rev intead and wait to get PS3 when MGS4 comes out...

Bluestorm-Kalas
Bluestorm-Kalas

Call of Duty crossed with Resident Evil....SCORE!!! this will be one of my first games..lets hope it can go on Playstaiton HUB!

edwardnortan
edwardnortan

This Game looks cool and i can't wait to get it when it finally comes out, but is it me or does something about this game just keeps screaming.........Gears Of War

yunghoodz
yunghoodz

hahaha wow PS3 is pumpin it right now

Sturm08
Sturm08

Insomniac always releases great games. I'll buy any of their titles without question.

NeokVash19
NeokVash19

Hellz yeah ......the PS3 IS TOTALLY GOING TO KICK SOME ASS WITH THE GREAT GAMES COMING OUT FOR IT ......this is going to be an all out war ...This great is going to be amazing ..I'm finally hearing great news from sony....nice

detroithardcore
detroithardcore

this would be a nice heavy hitter for the launch, hopefully well get to see killzone on launch day too, add one warhawk and its lights out ms

Xanog1
Xanog1

Cool, Resistance was interesting looking to begin with, and now that it'll most likely be a launch title, I can't wait!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

sounds good what ever it is to be called as long as it is fun I will be thankful.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

Insomniac are great, and i have arachnophobia so i might have to buy this to blast some giant space spiders.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Insoamniac is a great studio... Ratchet is one of my alltime favorites... At E3 I-8 looked cool... now with better name and updates, I hope it does great (Enshaa... ).

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

interesting game, cant wait to see more info about it.

TheJuggla17
TheJuggla17

This is one reason why I want a Playstation 3.

enigma_nemesis2
enigma_nemesis2

If this comes out in November around PS3 launch day or on that day, I'm getting it RIGHT AWAY! The good thing about a Nov. launch date is that it's the month of my birthday.

skyvader
skyvader

What is this game? CoD2 meets Half Life 2?

buildar
buildar

Looks good, shootting aliens and zombies is always fun. Insomniac is also a dependable company. Hope this turns out to be a solid launch title.

veratronator
veratronator

maybe in multiplayer you can play as the aliens and zombies that would be awesome

CJL13
CJL13

woohoo Insomniac!

badboy231
badboy231

this is good news just hope it good

Star2020
Star2020

thats great news, it keeps getting better and better.

BigC43
BigC43

Insomniac is a very good developer and I bet that Resistance: Fall of Man will be awesome. The graphic look amazing. I bet the online mode (if there is any) will be too. Now, when will Killzone PS3 launch?

3000s
3000s

Things are finally starting to look up with the PS3.

Tamashii_Sensei
Tamashii_Sensei

Looks like Sony is determined to take it to Microsoft. Oh, the joy of competition and what it means for gamers.

Ronin_87
Ronin_87

Wiked :D great stuff good to see what they come out with