Resistance gets Nihilistic on NGP

PlayStation Move Heroes studio tapped to handle development duties on new handheld version of Insomniac's first-person shooter franchise.

In March, Nihilistic Software will mark the launch of its PlayStation Move Heroes, a crossover game featuring company mascots including Insomniac Games' Ratchet and Clank. That effort is apparently shaping up nicely, as Sony has decided to hand off another of Insomniac's signature series to Nihilistic.

Given the series' fatalistic tone, Nihilistic is a fitting choice for the handheld version. (Screen from Resistance 3 for the PS3.)

Insomniac broke the news on its official Twitter account today, saying, "Congratulations to Nihilistic Software on the announcement of their upcoming Resistance game for the NGP." Resistance was one of several Sony first-party franchises announced as headed for the NGP at a Japanese press event Thursday.

While Nihilistic is handling duties for the next handheld version of Resistance, Insomniac is still working on the franchise. The studio is currently working on Resistance 3 for the PlayStation 3, which will launch September 6 in North America.

This is not the first time Insomniac's alternate history sci-fi shooter has been entrusted to another developer. In 2009, Sony Bend released the first portable edition of the series, Resistance: Retribution. Previously, the studio had only been responsible for entries in the Syphon Filter series of games.

Nihilistic's past work is more varied. The developer established itself with the PC role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption in 2000 and has since released Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, THQ's Conan, and the downloadable arcade-style shooter Zombie Apocalypse. Additionally, Nihilistic worked on Blizzard's ill-fated Starcraft: Ghost.

For more on Sony's NGP, check out GameSpot's full wrap-up.

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Discussion

11 comments
Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

Interesting choice of dev - I expected them to go with Sony Bend again for this. And looking it up, it turns out Sony Bend is working on the Uncharted NGP game instead. So, Nihilistic - bring on the Resistance!

PodXCOM
PodXCOM

If I buy a PSP2, I'll get Resistance first!

DemonIced
DemonIced

The price! The price is gonna be important. This console seems to be a powerhouse, let's just hope Sony will play their part well and don't repeat the same errors they did with the PSP which was also a powerhouse for its time. Now it has the technology every other console has in addition of dual sticks and rear pad, except the 3D which is for me pretty much only a gimmick... The price...

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

NGP (PSP2) will be great. Please Sony, just better advertising, a reasonable price and lots and lots of quality third party support on board and you've got a winner. I don't care about the 3DS. It looks weak.

UKHooligans
UKHooligans

@LoserMike I think Ready at Dawn is busy making the next epic God of War for the new psp2(NGP). Imagine what they can do with the new technologies of this babe. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Warpainting
Warpainting

I think this is going to be Move Capable...anyone know?

LoserMike
LoserMike

I was hoping it was Ready at Dawn since they're the best ones of creating portable versions of Sony hits.

fredbobjoe
fredbobjoe

This is gonna be sweet, Resistance on the NGP, another Resistance novel, and another Resistance Game made by the best Devs in the world!

oneligas
oneligas

another new update about NGP look out it's everywhere