While we're relatively certain the single-player campaign will be great, shooter fans always need a fantastic multiplayer option.
And we should get exactly that when Resistance 3 drops on September 6. The multiplayer has been detailed at the PlayStation Blog : it'll feature 16-player Human vs. Chimera deathmatches and "objective-based modes set in locations across the globe." Now, you may remember that R2 boasted 60-player online insanity, so perhaps you consider this a downgrade. However, Insomniac's Senior Community Manager, James Stevenson, had this to say on that subject:
"Rest assured though, our biggest motivation in determining our new player count was the fun times that we and the community had on maps like RFOM’s Busyard and Rooftops, as well as the Bayou House and San Francisco maps in Resistance 2."
Plus, he goes on to talk about "a very deep and customizable progression system;" players will be able to spend earned experience points to customize loadouts, and he adds that the team "learned a lot from Resistance 2 co-op in terms of giving players the ability to create specific roles in a team…" We'll be able to select and increase various support abilities like Bubble Shield, Ammo Beacon and Radar Beacon, and there are even tactical abilities that can be used to your advantage. Doppleganger ought to be useful.
Perhaps best of all is the announcement that a multiplayer beta – another must for shooters this generation – will be ready to go later this year. Not sure about you, but this is near the top of my priority list for 2011.
Related Game(s): Resistance 3