Sony 3D HDTV bundle drops Resistance 3

Insomniac confirms publisher has swapped alternate-history shooter in 24-inch TV package with MotorStorm: Apocalypse.

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The PlayStation Vita wasn't the only new hardware Sony showed off at its 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference. Beyond the new portable, Sony debuted its newest 3D-enabled HDTV, saying that it would promote the device's release by bundling it with a copy of Insomniac Games' anticipated shooter Resistance 3.

MotorStorm: Apocalypse is a bit like Resistance 3, but with more crotch rockets.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse is a bit like Resistance 3, but with more crotch rockets.

Unfortunately, that's no longer the case. Confirming what had been indicated in an Amazon listing, Insomniac revealed through its Twitter feed that Resistance 3 had been swapped out for MotorStorm: Apocalypse. Aside from that change, the bundle remains the same, as it still includes a pair of 3D glasses and an HDMI cable for $500.

The PlayStation-branded 3D TV has been touted as perfect for gamers in college dorm rooms or other tight spaces. The display measures just 24 inches, but it also supports split-screen play, where each side of the TV outputs its own 3D image. For those interested in the split-screen option, an additional set of 3D glasses can be purchased for $70.

Developed by Evolution Studios, MotorStorm: Apocalypse arrived to a strong critical reception for the PS3 in May. For more on that game, check out GameSpot's review.

[UPDATE] Responding to a request for comment, Sony declined to offer a reason for the change from Resistance 3 to MotorStorm: Apocalypse. However, the publisher did express optimism over MotorStorm's inclusion in the bundle.

"MotorStorm: Apocalypse offers high-octane action and was built from the ground up for 3D, making it a great out-of-the-box experience for all types of gamers," Sony said in a statement. "Its split-screen racing mode is perfect for the 3D Display's special two-player feature, which allows both players to see individual, unique, full-screen images of gameplay. The 3D Display will be available this fall/holiday, as several blockbuster PS3 exclusives will be launching with 3D, including Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception."

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