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.
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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