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Resistance: Burning Skies Confirmed For May Launch

Vita's second wave beginning to form.

Sony has recently announced, both via an earlier livechat and blog update, that the fifth chapter in the Resistance franchise will deploy on May 30th.

Developed by Nihilistic Software (Conan, PlayStation Move Heroes) Burning Skies marks the series’ debut on Sony’s upcoming handheld and is also the first dual-anolog first person shooter to hit the system.

Resistance: Burning Skies pulls you into an entirely new dimension of the Resistance universe.

Set in a tale of survival during the August 1951 Chimeran invasion of the East Coast, you take control of Tom Riley, an everyday firefighter from New Jersey who is thrown headfirst into the teeth of the Chimeran war machine, forcing him to redefine his notions of duty and heroism.

Expect news regarding the plot behind Burning Skies and its multiplayer component following the PlayStation Vita’s launch next week. For now, here’s a look at the games official box art.

Source: PlayStation Blog

22 Comments
  1. JesseDeya
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I wonder what the PS3 tie in will be. There has to be one right?

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 08:49.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Why? There wasn’t one with Uncharted.

      Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 08:53.
      • JesseDeya
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        1) Sony have been touting the vita/ps3 cross play feature heavily. A lot more than they did with PSP
        2) Resistance Retribution for PSP had an infected mode that interacted with Resistance 2 on the PS3 – so the precedence for the series is there.
        3) Mak m0r monie$$$!!!

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 13:59.
    • sparkyscrum
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      Doesn’t the story tie into R2 tho? That’s your PS3 tie in.

      Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 08:53.
  2. McProley
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    It’ll be interesting to see how the twin sticks handle on the Vita for an FPS. I just hope the Sprint button isnt assigned to the left stick. Many much replacements :(

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 08:54.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      The sticks on the Vita don’t have a L3/R3 click function so it must be mapped to something else :)

      Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 10:23.
      • McProley
        Member
        Since: Aug 2011

        Thank god for that then. Otherwise that would have been a bit expensive!

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 10:26.
      • TheDeathAvenger
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Most likely the rear touchpad.

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 12:53.
  3. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Love the cover, they showed a gameplay last night on Ustream, the game graphics looks good.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 08:57.
  4. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Hopefully the multiplayer will be on par with Resistance 3 albeit a little smaller in scale.

    For some reason Burning Skies has me more excited for the CoD Vita and how that might turn out.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 09:00.
  5. shields_t
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    “Developed by Nihilistic Software (Conan, PlayStation Move Heroes) Burning Skies”

    Oh good.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 09:13.
  6. jimmy-google
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Is that a Wednesday release in the UK or are we actually getting it in June?

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 09:24.
  7. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Cover looks great, looking forward to seeing some gameplay footage of this. Am I right in saying that the protagonist will die at the end of the game though…? going by the story in R2 of America being over run.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 10:13.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      I wonder if there’s a co-op option ;)

      Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 10:47.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        haha well it wont be me on there as I wont have a Vita :L

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 11:04.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        I thought you were considering it? Although I know – after your article – that you’re more likely to play the pick-up-and-play style games

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 11:26.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I am considering it. Got to pay for a holiday up until July though :P But its resistance and I would always buy a resitance game

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 11:41.
    • shaqnosis
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      Definitely awesome cover art!!

      No I don’t think the protagonist HAS to die at the end of the game. There are still pockets of Resistance that survive the R2 onslaught (otherwise R3 wouldn’t exist). Maybe he goes on to create his own version of Haven, just closer to New York/New Jersey than Oklahoma!

      Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 11:32.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        ha yeah true. Well thats enough of me being morbid and already betting on the guy to die :P

        Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 11:43.
  8. Smallville2106
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Really like that box art. Hope the support for the Vita really keeps coming.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 16:23.
  9. uncleniccius
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    I also love the cover art. I may or may not buy on release; it depends on both price and funds.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 16:30.
  10. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Although i haven’t really warmed to Resistance past the first game, i’m looking forward to seeing how well a FPS plays on Vita.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2012 at 16:58.

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