Resistance 3 demo rising with Battle: LA Blu-ray

Columbia Pictures' June 14 release of alien-invasion action film will include 30-minute single-player sampler of Insomniac's PS3 FPS.

PlayStation 3 gamers eager to launch into Resistance 3 already know that they have the opportunity to secure a multiplayer beta test slot by picking up a copy of the now-available SOCOM 4. Now, those eager to get an advanced look at the game's single-player story arc also have an option prior to the PS3-exclusive shooter's September 6 ship date.

G4 reports today that those who pick up the Blu-ray release of Columbia Pictures' Aaron Eckhart-led spring blockbuster Battle: Los Angeles will gain access to a 30-minute playable demo for Resistance 3. Battle: Los Angeles' Blu-ray release is scheduled for June 14, and the demo can be accessed from the movie's disc.

Slavering aliens notwithstanding, Wrightsburg really is a lovely town.

In the sampler, gamers will join protagonist Joseph Capelli and a companion as they journey down the Mississippi river on a boat, passing through the flooded town of Wrightsburg, Missouri. For an idea of what to expect from the Resistance 3 demo, check out GameSpot's preview of the level.

Resistance 3 is set in an alternate reality during the year 1957, after the US is overrun by a hostile alien race called the Chimera. It will follow the aforementioned Capelli, an ex-soldier, who is hiding out from the Chimera with his family and several other survivors. Besides offering 3D and PlayStation Move support, the game will boast several multiplayer modes for up to 16 people.

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mohna16
mohna16

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X-7
X-7

I'll rent it.

Delrothness
Delrothness

Man what an attempt at increasing sales of a movie that sucked. I feel bad for the people who end up buying it before they have seen the movie to get the demo and just hoping the film happens to be good.

Bioshockraptor
Bioshockraptor

That's good enough for me, I'll be picking it up :)

BEASTisT
BEASTisT

buying horrible socom was enough.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

So really it is kinda pointless for peeps who buy the movie and don't have PS3s. :)

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Oh really, kind of sucks I need to buy a movie (not even heard of it before) to get a demo but I guess I'll just do the usual trick that I do with beta's and ignore it till the game comes out. I don't intend to ignore beta's but it just happens, gears beta going on at the moment is ignored, Halo I forgot about, Uncharted can't be bothered with and the only one I tried was Crysis 2 and I've still not bought the game. Mind you it does help that I'm not paying till they patch in the DX11 for PC. Paying for a demo doesn't sound appealing unless you want the movie too.

Gliave
Gliave

Wot's all this whining about the demo being tied to the movie? That's wot GS is here for! Simply don't buy the crap, and wait on a review....Peasy :p It's a different approach to promoting a game tho, gotta say that much,

Sniper_Yoshi
Sniper_Yoshi

Awesome movie to add the demo to, can't wait to pick it up

stephenbarr
stephenbarr

That movie actually made me think of Resistance, so this is pretty cool :O

Johny_47
Johny_47

This is cool, I like 'promotional stuff' like this, I remember Chronicles of Riddick and the Mummy DVD(special edition only I think) having a playable demo on there if you played it on aXBOX(Chronicles of Riddick) or PS2 console(The Mummy) very cool, this should happen more, sticking with a kind of theme. Would have been cool if for example 'Book of Eli' came with a demo of Rage or something =)

megakick
megakick

well u cant play it on the PSN got to get it out there some way.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I agree with not wanting to buy the movie just for a 30 min demo...shame on you sony.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

So, this is how they get people to buy a crappy movie heh? What ever happened to just letting everyone play the demo and not all this exclusive garbage now days? Really sick of it...

JSpenceP
JSpenceP

Spoiling a game I already know will be awesome is not worth the $30 for a movie I already know sucks.

sflowers539
sflowers539

Resistance 3 looks awesome so I would love to play the demo before I probably buy, but there is no way I am spending $30+ on a Blu-Ray for that movie.

Nihonjinjanai
Nihonjinjanai

whatever happened to a good old fashioned single player demo? everything is beta these days. basically we are unpaid testers for them. yet we are supposed to feel like we were granted a prestigious honor to be allowed an early opportunity.

shimya
shimya

That movie was a big let down. It lacked imagination and was mediocre action wise. It had it's good moments but over all a very passable experience. I guess if you want to try out R3 before it comes out it is the cheaper option. I love SOCOM thou. Now We need psn to be up so we can actually play it.

eliebaz
eliebaz

Iam a bit confused is campaign going to be co-op in R3, i read somewhere it was but i can't remember can someone please help me out :)

TWO1FIVE
TWO1FIVE

Battle LA was cool black hawk down with aliens and R3 will kick A$$what can go wrong here

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Well I was going to buy the film on Blu-Ray anyway and now I get a demo for a game I was also going to buy? Awesome! I'll look forward to the demo :D

method115
method115

Battle:La was a pretty good movie but about 30-40 minutes could have been completely cut out. It was just to long for the type of movie it was.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

The movie was ok, th beginning went a bit slow but then it started to get better.

Blink3r
Blink3r

yeah, day one it is! sooooooooooooooooooo excited about resistance 3!!!

cameio
cameio

Day one for me :)

1valiantknight
1valiantknight

Decent movie with a great game demo, count me in. Weather you like it or not, it's a very smart marketing move.

Pr2st
Pr2st

Good decent movie with a great game! Insomniac and Battle LA team have been working together closely, the story was some what derived from resistance and did u all see the R3 poster at the back. The movie is never horrible there are a lot of horrible movies out there! I felt this was the best alien invasion movie.

silverdoe
silverdoe

damn, so u dont play as Nathan anymore?

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Its a good way of getting interest from those who only bought a PS3 for Blu Ray playing. Considering the movie, Resistance 3 might just be right up there alley. Its a nice bonus anyway!

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

Battle: LA was actually an awesome movie, the move had some awesome action scenes in it. The story, well we have already seen the story before but I like how they make a movie from a particular event that happened in the past and evolved it.

Vishant
Vishant

This is rubbish! Demos used to be free! Why do I have to buy a pointless film to get access to a demo that will decide if I buy a game or not? I hope this is a one off, the take up is low and the whole idea is buried.

steelmouth
steelmouth

that was a crappy movie, i dont knw abt resistance i ant play non of them but from what i heard its as forgetable as the battle LA but both worth the time spend on it

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

This movie wasn't that bad. Like a 7/10. Cliche'd story made up for by spectacular action scenes. Might get it

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

I beat the second game and just thought it was boring. Very forgettable game. We cant even download demos yet can we? I have signed on in weeks even before it was hacked.

ElFlechero
ElFlechero

This sounds nice, but shouldn't the demo just be free? Maybe I'd consider buying resistance if I liked the demo (this is the purpose of demos after all). However, I'm not going to buy a movie I don't want to see just so that I can get a demo of a game I might not want to play.

benboz
benboz

Definitely getting this on blu-ray.

organbank
organbank

Crap movie and crap game, they really complement each other well. I remember going to see the movie, at the start there were over a dozen people, by the end I was the only one left watching the credits, and that was only because I was so stoned I couldn't move. Hmmm thumb up for hash cookies FTW.

namdar
namdar

@m4a5 Dam good movie bro!

m4a5
m4a5

Ha, that movie was intense! I wish that I saw it in theaters again. Storyline was decent but the action was more than worth it. Too bad the demo means nothing to me...

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

The movie was horrible. Too bad; that Resistance 3 demo is a nice incentive. It's just not enough to make me purchase that atrocious movie.

slipknot611
slipknot611

You know... this could've been worse. They could've given us a badassed demo for a highly anticipated upcoming game on the blu-ray for Skyline. *shiver*

Marky360
Marky360

@Albenuova are you kidding after getting all my info stolen I've had to go through all the trouble of making sure no one is making any fraudulent charges in my name. Not to mention all the passwords I've had to have reset and the real sad part is most probably won't even start seeing the real fallout of all this for years down the road because this hacker who ever he is isn't going to start defrauding people now because the heat is on he'll wait til everything dies down a bit

dylan417
dylan417

Well that's one way to sell a bad movie...

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I didn't think the movie was that bad. Yeah it was B movie-ish, but still a bit entertaining. I have to get me another PS3, since my daughter took hers with her when she moved out, leaving me with my few titles, and nothing to play them on.I still have my Samsung Bluray player but it sure as h3ll won't be able to play the Resistance 3 demo!lol

chez80
chez80

Dear God I hated that movie. Almost walked out of the theatre...