Battling the snarling, nefarious, and nasty Chimera in Resistance 3 isn't an endeavor that seems enjoyable, but Sony is hoping to lure gamers to the title with a range of preorder incentives announced today at four major national retailers: GameStop, Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Best Buy.
Gamers who preorder Resistance 3 at GameStop will be awarded a Chimera tooth-studded necklace, a replica of the one protagonist Joseph Capelli wears in the game. Additionally, GameStop preorders will be given a "multiplayer booster," which lets gamers start at level 5, as well as other "immediate flexibility and character customization options."
Players who reserve Resistance 3 at Wal-Mart will score a set of five custom name titles for play in the game's multiplayer component. The only title announced was Sentinel, which is a group of elite soldiers in Resistance.
Those who prefer to preorder with Amazon will earn the No. 60 Air Fuel Grenade. This grenade sticks to any surface and emits a cloud of flammable vapor, which later explodes, creating a scene of fiery death. This grenade will be available only in the single-player campaign and will be exclusive to Wal-Mart preorders.
Lastly, Best Buy is offering gamers who preorder Resistance 3 a Lt. Nathan Hale skin for use in the game's multiplayer component. Additionally, those who preorder at Best Buy will earn an exclusive multiplayer ability: taunt. This ability lets gamers perform a "victory dance" over a fallen foe.
As for other US retailers and the Canadian market, those locations will be awarded a Black Ops multiplayer skin, which lets gamers suit up as the soldiers from the "backbone of the US effort against the Chimera during the war."
Gamers looking to enter the world of Resistance 3 before its September launch date can earn access to a 30-minute single-player campaign level with the purchase of Battle: L.A. for Blu-ray. Additionally, those wishing to try their hand at the multiplayer component of Resistance 3 can purchase a copy of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals to earn access to the forthcoming multiplayer beta.
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.