WEST HOLLYWOOD – “Resistance 3″ lets players imagine humanity’s last stand as a lonely boat ride along a river swarming with murderous aliens.
Game developers Insomniac Games and Sony Computer Entertainment showed a preview of Resistance 3 to reporters who gathered Tuesday at Andaz West Hollywood. The new material included a level that puts new series protagonist Joseph Capellion a boat with scientist Dr. Fyodor Malikov navigating a murky river in an alternate 1957 in which the alien Chimera have taken over the United States.
The boat’s route takes the player past the hulking corpse of a Chimera kraken. A host of leapers feast upon the monster’s body. Malikov advises the player not to shoot. This isn’t a war, the characters just want to survive.
“We’re telling a different story than we did in Resistance 1 and 2,” lead developer Drew Murray said. “It’s about having lost, and (Capellion) having to slip through America to carry out his plan.”