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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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 =)
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...
Spoiling a game I already know will be awesome is not worth the $30 for a movie I already know sucks.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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
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.
Decent movie with a great game demo, count me in. Weather you like it or not, it's a very smart marketing move.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
This movie wasn't that bad. Like a 7/10. Cliche'd story made up for by spectacular action scenes. Might get it
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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*
@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
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
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