You know, I had a lot of fun going through the Resistance: Fall of Man campaign with a friend. Too bad I couldn't do it with the sequel.
Resistance 2 featured an 8-player co-op mode that was sort of unique and plenty entertaining, but it didn't boast a real story and it wasn't a fantastic substitute for the regular campaign co-op. But thanks to this month's big Resistance 3 feature in Game Informer, we've learned that standard local campaign co-op will return in the new installment. A reader turned us onto this fact, and we've also found out that the aforementioned 8-player co-op is gonna disappear…and we can live with that. The campaign co-op will also feature two playable characters (Capelli or Harper), and both local and online co-op should be allowed. Although large-scope online multiplayer matches in shooters have become the norm this generation, nothing quite beats sitting down with a friend and going through a story-driven adventure. David Jaffe agrees with this assessment, by the way, as do many other veteran gamers and designers.
So if you know someone who will go through R3 with you, let 'em know. They'll have to wait a bit but at least the option will be there.