Resistance 3 gets prequel novel

New William C. Dietz book based on Insomniac Games shooter will detail events between second and third installments in series.

In the four years that pass between the events of Resistance 2 and Resistance 3, America is overrun by the invading alien menace known as the Chimera. While the third entry in Insomniac Games' first-person shooter series tells the story of one former soldier's last-ditch attempt to lash out at the invasion force, a new novel from sci-fi author William C. Dietz will fill in the gaps about how the situation became so dire.

Set for release this July, Resistance: A Hole in the Sky will follow Resistance 3 protagonist Joseph Capelli from the aftermath of the second game, in which he was a key supporting character. Resistance 3 is due out for the PlayStation 3 on September 6 and will follow Capelli on the road from Oklahoma to New York City as he attempts to put a dent in the Chimeran occupying force.

A screenshot is worth a thousand words.

This is not the first time Dietz has written for games, or even the Resistance universe. He penned 2009's Resistance: The Gathering Storm and has previously produced novels for series like Halo, Hitman, Star Wars: Dark Forces, and Starcraft. He will add another staple of sci-fi gaming to his collection later this year, when his as-yet-untitled Mass Effect novel debuts September 27.

For more on the franchise, check out GameSpot's review of Resistance 2.

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F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

@tyskenfan: I prefered Resistance Fall of Man to Resitance2, play R:Fall of man 1st, it was a great and epic game.

cube-gage
cube-gage

I much prefer Resistance to Killzone. Played all of em. Good story for an FPS, could do with more choices of how to complete a mission though

tyskenfan
tyskenfan

Haven't even played Resistance 2 yet. Is it good?

hellboyactual
hellboyactual

resistance is really fun game, ill have to check the book out!

kangaox
kangaox

This isnt exactly news! this book has been known for a good while! Lookin forward to it, have been for months! Enjoyed The Gathering Storm! For all the blokes who said Hale was "Vanilla" read that! Also Susan who is to be in 3 is introduced in that book! like how they are all tying it all together! Hope there is more novels linked to the games! Love the Resistance story line! Tho I would LOVE a Chimeran Campaign to show that they are not so mindless!

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

He wrote one of the two Starcraft books I haven't gotten to read yet, Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils. Once I add this and Starcraft Uprising to my collection I will have once again obtain the whole series. @ZombiePhoenix72 He wrote Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils; the Frontline manga wasn't bad it kind of jumped around, but its not as good as the novels are.

gbyd
gbyd

Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Motorstorm 3, Uncharted 3 2011 is the year of the threequel for Sony, which will turn out to be huge. And lets not forget GT5, LBP2, FFVXIII, SOCOM, Infamous 2, Yakuza 4, Twisted Metal, Ratchet and Clank, Last Guardian. Ports of No More Heroes and Mass Effect 2. And the superior versions of Dead Space 2 and Portal 2, seriously. Halo Who?

dantefenix
dantefenix

resistance3 killzone3 uncharted3....ps3 will knock out the 360box this year

ash162
ash162

@MrWhite325 Killzone dude

ZombiePhoenix72
ZombiePhoenix72

Sounds like this guy has a good reputation. I just hope he isn't responsible for the StarCraft manga.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@MrWhite325 Only difference is Resistance is much better ;)

Master_ShakeXXX
Master_ShakeXXX

Excellent news. I will definitly be buying this. Anyhing to add to the freakishly amazing experience that Resistance 3 will offer.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm loving the fact that hardly any of these comments are actually discussing this guys book.. :p Resistance 3 will be pretty epic though i agree.

QtrArt
QtrArt

amazing....i Trying Beat the game Re 2

icekids
icekids

Resistance is better than Killzone :P

CTR360
CTR360

i cant wait for R3

CrackerMcGee
CrackerMcGee

Books from video games? What's next movies from amusement park rides.....ah wait. Note to self write the Chronicles of the things I found in my pocket chapter one Lint.

McBoogerballz
McBoogerballz

2011......3ds, psp2, DOTA2, scroll5...blah blah blah,......too bad though, 2012 is next :)

scorpgul
scorpgul

Killzone 3, Resistance 3... 2011 gonna be good for Sony

luna_chanfui
luna_chanfui

That why I bought a Playststaion 3, please stop shooting dummies and clones in Halo.. Thousand screenshot of Halo is worth a words = lame.

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

I'm very snooty when it comes to books. They all have to be classics or horror. But still, I check this Dietz-guy out. He may be my new favorite author for finding the middle ground between videogames and books. Or his book may end up as a paperweight.

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

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Pete5506
Pete5506

One of the many games to look forward to

benboz
benboz

I hope this will be much better than resistance 2.

zMd113
zMd113

Insomniac is so awesome!

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

I've only played the first game, and I wasn't gripped enough by it to read any of the novels. Which reminds me, I still need to play the second.

frankblack789
frankblack789

@Frank_at_ATT relax man, you're gonna hurt yourself. they're just games...

Frank_at_ATT
Frank_at_ATT

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Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Awesome This looks lika good read. Resistance 3 cannot come soon enough.

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

Dietz's Halo novel was pretty good, so I might have to get this to see what happens. The end of R2 kind of left me hanging.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

this game needs a book that will uncover parts of the story im a more detailed way but also it should be intresting to read.

tomasilm
tomasilm

this will be the first game book i will buy... hope it doesn't suck

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

I miss the original MP that was the first Resistance. Those were the good old days of pure skill. Anyways, I hope Resistance 3 gets back to its roots, no Chimera vs Chimera, or nerfing the assault rifle. I didn't play much of Resistance 2 since they overhauled it completely....

Doyle8
Doyle8

I'd personally rather another Resistance graphic novel

Dire_Weasel
Dire_Weasel

It would be impossible for me to have less respect for the entire genre of game-based novels.

Goods_Merchant
Goods_Merchant

Love the resistance universe, looking forward to the book

IceJester45
IceJester45

Just give me the game. That's all I want.

grognard
grognard

Dietz's first Resistance novel was a good, quick read. I wasn't that impressed with The Flood though. Regardless, I'll pick this one up when it comes out - I hope there's a Kindle version!

fkbwii
fkbwii

This is cool, but why does the screenshot lead to MW2 (X360) page when, one, this is R3, and, two, this is a PS3 exclusive.

Huskypaw
Huskypaw

Sounds awesome! I started reading his Halo novels and the first wasn't bad, I love resistance though I never played it.

monson21502
monson21502

not sure about books. but i need to finish the singer player of the second game before this 1 comes out. what sucks is that i have to start all over because of my 60 gig crapping out on me:(

tyber78
tyber78

really excited for this game :D

X-7
X-7

Dietz is a good author and Res. has a great story. Let's just hope that the game is better than the second game. :D

icekids
icekids

nor Killzone3 nor Crysis2 nor Uncharted3 or Rage,,,, the best visual = Resistance3 :P great surprise in 2011 Note: ONLY ON PS3 :)