Resistance 2 out in fall 08! 60 Man MP, 8p Co-op! [Update: Photos]


This game is going to be epic! Wow, do the guys at insomniac ever sleep?! lol When I find screenshots I’ll update this post.

Wollan at NeoGAF checked out the latest GameInformer and it has some huge news about Resistance 2. Check it out.

Main highlights:

-One campaign focusing on Nathan Hale across USA, 1 player
-One separate story based campaign supporting 2 players offline, 8 players Online
-Online Multiplayer (dedicated servers) supporting 60 people
-Classes for online: Heavy, Special Ops, Medic
-New vehicles including Chameleon (Stalker with cloak)
-Partial randomized geometry in level spots
-Insane stat tracking coupled with MyResistance.net

[Update: Photos ]

You can view the images here – removed due to copyright

HUGE cooperative game… EIGHT-PLAYER story-driven campaign along side single-player campaign. SIXTY-PLAYER Competitive modes… HUGE United States Landscapes as backdrops.

“It is, in short, a tour de force for the untapped might of the PlayStation 3″

Narrative stays with Hale the whole time… not Rachel. Hale shot down in Iceland, escapes to US and becomes part of program called Sentinels…

Chameleon.. Stalker with total cloaking ability

Overcoming stigma that boss encounters don’t work in FPS games..
Eight player coop over PSN, two player local

CLASSES! Unique character with one of three basic templates… tank with heavy weaponry, special ops for distance (bullseye modified with zoom), medic.

Online matching… standard difficulty discarded for scaled challenges for team skill..
Partially randomized geometry… levels are different with each play through

again… 60 players online. want sense of epic battle.. don’t want fast-furious game play to be focus, more focused on squad v squad.

Will log into smaller four-to-eight man lobbies for each squad… encouraging communication and camaraderie, squad will be tasked with a particular objective. careful level design aims to deliver intense combat zones or small team conflicts that flow within arena of larger battle.

Dedicated gaming community with stat servers for faster matchmaching than any console game of 2007. full-featured profile pages through myresistance.net will incorporate social networking concepts. open clan and party system to encourage community…no player invites needed.

Further tapped power of PS3… more enemies onscreen, better AI, better lighting and shaders (SCREENSHOTS LOOK AMAZING!!!). More compilers, normal mapping and detail mapping combine to deliver textures that look amazing from afar and at extremely close distances.

AI getting a lot more attention.. will scaled on-the-fly to players perspective and viewpoint… aka enemies closer to the player will actually have more sophisticated AI routines than those further away. assailants in your direct field of view received heightened intelligence. easily more cunning than before
Listened to complaints… working on solution to long checkpoints and health system. not positive what final solution will be.

“Our time playing was a blast”… each character class contributes in a unique way and “we loved the strategy-laden medic”… unique sense of teamwork

Mysterious “Cloven”

“Resistance 2 will be too epic to dismiss as anything but one of the biggest, boldest, and most high-reaching titles of 2008. It’s a game that won’t be ignored.”

RESISTANCE 2 REVEALED! 60man MP, 8p Co-op..etc


Written by: T0SH - Owner of PS3Blog.net


  1. #1 by Mal on January 11th, 2008

    i think i just wet myself! Can’t wait to see some screenshots :D

  2. #2 by Henning on January 11th, 2008 [ 0 Points ]

    Screenshots! Screenshots! Screenshots!

    I hope they add more multiplayer game types!

    Hmmmm… I wonder if 1080p is too much to ask for….

  3. #3 by Gary on January 11th, 2008

    Online co-op!!!!

  4. #4 by ehandlr on January 11th, 2008 [ 44542 Points ]

    splooge…..i’m spent……

  5. #5 by Henning on January 11th, 2008 [ 0 Points ]

    Hm. Screenshots don’t really show off the new features that well. But at least they prove that the new details are probably legit.

  6. #6 by ehandlr on January 11th, 2008 [ 44542 Points ]

    the new details were confirmed by a dev on NeoGaf.

  7. #7 by Ryan(jpt) on January 11th, 2008

    Yes. All i wanted and MORE from Resistance 2. I like the sound of small squad based objectives in the middle of a 60 player battle.

  8. #8 by mcloki on January 11th, 2008

    Looks like the PS3 has found it’s Halo/Gears of War killer.
    The screens look great. Almost too great. Makes me almost wonder if they are off a development computer and not off a PS3.
    The backgrounds and the detail look amazing. So another game gets added to my buy first day list. GT5. MSG4, RFOM2.
    I love the squad based objectives angle as well. It makes the epic battle local. And I like the idea that I may have to avoid my own side and their firefight to make my objective. It should make me adapt and think. Rather than run and gun. Like if you had to control and save a water tower until another squad brought around a fuel tank for refilling rather than just destroying it. And then turn it into an escort mission. Especially if that tank was being controlled by another squad. Lots of unpredictability. Just what games need these days.
    So much for the game lull of 2008 Henning. ;-)

  9. #9 by mahendra on January 11th, 2008

    its gna rock….as simple as dat!!!

  10. #10 by Mousti-man on January 11th, 2008

    OMG. Look how scary them Chimera look now! Heh heh it will make filling em full of lead so much better now. Thank god they fixed the lighting and shaders. The graphics look immense on this. Only niggle with 60 players is that I don’t think I could handle 59 frag noobs in one game….o_O

  11. #11 by SL33PY on January 11th, 2008 [ 2371 Points ]

    Pssst Henning… You likey? I guess you may have to change your vote on the poll now :D

  12. #12 by SL33PY on January 11th, 2008 [ 2371 Points ]

    Can’t edit my comment, but check it out Henning 2 player off line co-op, game sessions with beer and pop corn galore!

  13. #13 by Pc on January 11th, 2008 [ 1935 Points ]

    Wow !! Simply amazing !! Those guys over at Insomniac really know what their doing :) I’ll definitely be picking this game up when it’s released.

  14. #14 by James on January 11th, 2008

    OMG ! amazing screen ! need !!!

  15. #15 by ehandlr on January 11th, 2008 [ 44542 Points ]

    # There will be classes. Characters will start out from one of three basic templates — a “tank-style” soldier rocking a chain gun, a “Special Ops class” that seems like a sniper or a medic whose “Medicator” gun will hurt enemies and heal allies — and go from there

    # “Personal” is going to be a big word in Resistance 2. The game will have dedicated servers for gaming, community and stats as well as gamer profile pages on myresistance.net. In-game, the setup will be completely open when it comes to clans and parties — the era of invites has come to a close.

    # The game’s set in the ’50s, but expect a more modern U.S. landscape as well as a focus on the aerial side of the Chimeran attack.

    # The game’s AI has been overhauled — they have improved routines and detachable armor pieces — and boss battles will be more important than ever.

  16. #16 by John on January 12th, 2008

    *drools*

  17. #17 by joss on January 12th, 2008

    this will kill xbox 4 good

  18. #18 by Darrin on January 13th, 2008 [ 17143 Points ]

    Co-op only campaign for groups of up to 8? That’s brilliant. I hope it’s separated into replayable missions, so not everyone needs to be at the same spot.

    I hope it provides the co-op group play feel that an MMO instance provides with Resistance-style FPS missions.

    I’m really impressed with that feature list. That’s very ambitious.

  19. #19 by Jast3r Rogu3 on January 17th, 2008

    Resistance is my favorite FPS of all time, Insomiac is one of my favorite game devs in years.

  20. #20 by derrickgott007 on January 19th, 2008 [ 871 Points ]

    The level of detail will be amazing if they truly built off the first game. The first game was good.

  21. #21 by ACID1ER on February 28th, 2008

    R-2 SHOULD MAKE HALO GO AWAY FOR GOOD..
    IM HOPING IT WILL RELEASE IN 1080P..??
    IVE BEEN WAITING FOR A GREAT GAME TO PLAY IN FULL HD..

    P.S. NO GAME WILL EVER LOOK BETTER THAN “CRYSIS”…NO B.S.


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