Resistance: Burning Skies forecast for May 29

Vita adaptation of Sony-exclusive first-person shooter series gets launch date; game to be set in a new part of the Resistance universe.

Billed as "the world's first portable dual-analog FPS" by publisher Sony, Resistance: Burning Skies will be landing on the PS Vita on May 29 this year.

Skies will be burned on May 29.

Sony made the announcement on the official PlayStation blog earlier today, revealing more about the game's story and its control scheme.

Burning Skies will take place in an entirely new part of the Resistance universe, which is set during the August 1951 Chimeran invasion of the East Coast. Players will control New Jersey firefighter Tom Riley, who is thrown headlong into the action after a close encounter with the Chimeran way of doing things.

Sony reiterated that the game will be the first dual-analog first-person shooter on a portable device and will take advantage of the Vita's front and rear touch-screen controls.

For more on Burning Skies, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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Discussion

36 comments
indiannoob
indiannoob

@THA-TODD-BEAST mate firstly I would suggest to you that you should be a bit less rude while mentioning others in your comments. Secondly I feel that you think I was trying to mock the vita or something well thats not the case I have a pre ordered vita coming to me in 5 days and cant wait to get my hands on it, the thing is I love killzone and have never enjoyed resistance thats it and sorry for not having soo much time to research all these things instead of gaming. Thanks for the info but keep your additional cr#p to yourself in the future. peace.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

@THA-TODD-BEAST Sorry, but I kind of have to call BS on Sony, a company whose executives have gone on the record as calling the touch screen on the DS "Childish" and "Gimmicky", only to include them and show them off as big selling points in their next handheld.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Sony seems to be pushing this Vita hard! I'm not a big handheld gamer, but this thing looks to have a lot of promise!

McBoogerballz
McBoogerballz

I need that fingernail picture..where is it?

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

Looks like them analogs are a bit sketchy

THA-TODD-BEAST
THA-TODD-BEAST

@indiannoob If you bothered to do any research, you would know that Killzone is also in development for Vita. Google it.

visionedorange
visionedorange

so is this the last one since they said resistance 3 was going to be insomniacs last resistance (they were still working on this one tho i'm guessing at that time) ?

indiannoob
indiannoob

couldnt they do killzone instead?

Ringx55
Ringx55

Very excited for this one!

GamingForLives
GamingForLives

atleast they were able to get a avg.20GB game onto a small memory stick as big as your finger....that's impressive.....i forgot to mention...the demo is pretty Awesome!!!!...:D

R3NeGaDeAnGeL
R3NeGaDeAnGeL

I love the resistance games...but this looks pretty corny. I'm not a fan of the gimmicky touch screen controls to secondary fire and throw grenades, but I guess they'll have the option of not utilizing those(hopefully). And gotta love how every enemy explodes upon dying, like when that chimeran he killed with his axe just exploded upon hitting the floor! I know I'm being judgmental but hey...with so many great games out there now I gotta spend my hard earned cash wisely!

gokuofheaven
gokuofheaven

I enjoy Resistance. Looks good, i will buy it :)

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

@burgeg I said it in a overall sense, lately all the companies have been doing are sequels and FPS, if they gonna made a FPS for Vita cool, a good use of the touch screen. But why Resistance? cant they create something original instead of a sequel, do they create sequels only to create a bunch of DLC and complain about used games?

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

good job Sony on having the idea of implementing those touchscreens in your game, it'd be a waste to not use them :D

endorbr
endorbr

@david1230 - You'll notice that this game wasn't made by Insomniac it's made by Nihilistic. Sony owns the rights to Resistance, not Insomniac.

enzyme36
enzyme36

Great... another game we just played a superior version of on the PS3.

GuitarAmp58
GuitarAmp58

@david1230 You make no sense, all series are bound to end, otherwise they'd get old and boring. Just because Insomniac said they are done with Resistance is no reason to not buy this game. If a game looks good, I'm going to buy it.

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

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endorbr
endorbr

I guess my wife will be getting the most use out of the Vita then until this comes out. It just sucks that you can't share between PSNs.

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

I thought this would be a launch title... Oh well. If its as good as Retribution i'm in!

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Story seems reminiscent of Halo ODST.

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

@david1230 Your being a muppet. Insomniac said THEY are done with the series, not that the series is done. Sony own the IP, they can make R games forever, it has nothing to do with Insomniac any more.

burgeg
burgeg

@Soheriam - If this was a console game I might share the same opinion, but be fair. How many good FPS games have we ever seen on a handheld? I think it'll be nice playing a good FPS on a handheld for once.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm hoping for good things from this game, with Insomniac abandoning Resistance I'm hoping another company will carry it on. The only thing the games needed were to be a tad darker, then they'd have been perfect. There's so much potential for the franchise it'd be wrong to just stop it! :(

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

exactly what we need, another FPS.

white_wind
white_wind

@kangaox what track are you taking about? R3 was the best in the sieres. @MrDouglas nice pun there.

david1230
david1230

guys why would anyone support resistance when the series has been CONFIRMED to end with resistance 3, People wake up, don't support a game that has been stated by the company that was making it (insomniac), this series is over sadly, i am a die hard ps3 fan but even i know when the original company says it's dead, it's dead. Why support insomniac anyway now they are going to be another company that is going multi and therefore will ruins our ps3 games by giving us crappy ports.

AdderD
AdderD

Resistance dated for Vita = Cue Japanese Palmtree Panic from Sonic CD Gravity Rush Delayed = Cue American Game Over from Sonic CD

AdderD
AdderD

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AdderD

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THA-TODD-BEAST
THA-TODD-BEAST

@Sgthombre You can't have both? Now that the screen is literally at your fingertips, I'm not sure I understand the problem.

kangaox
kangaox

Hoping for a better effort than 3. Hopefully a different company can get the series back on track!

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

Hope the game itself won't feel "dated"!

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

They add the second stick to make it more like a home console experience, then add touch screens. Make up your freaking minds, Sony.