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James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Jul 01, 2008 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

Resistance 2 GP cover

Want to read everything about Resistance 2‘s 300-foot tall, skyscraper-smashing Leviathan? Then you’ll want to pick-up of the August issue of GamePro Magazine! In the 10-page Resistance 2 cover story, you’ll see the first details and images of one of our boss Chimera, which we call the Leviathan. In addition, GamePro got the chance to play through a lengthy segment of our Chicago single-player level, and checked out our 8-player online co-op and competitive multiplayer. The issue is hitting subscribers now and goes on newsstands early next week, but if you really can’t wait, here’s a sneak peak at a couple of the new screenshots below.

R2 LEVIATHAN R2 CHICAGO THEATRE

Obviously, you’ll have to go buy the magazine to see more of Resistance 2, which also features an exclusive three-page fold-out cover showing some art our team created of Nathan Hale in Chicago and a few other surprises. Check out a preview here

If you are a Resistance fan, this issue is a must-have.

Next up for us is E3. We’re working hard to prepare for the big show. Stay tuned for lots of new info from us soon.

As always, Bryan Intihar and I will be around answering your questions in the comments section.

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+ moog on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:04 am said:

Thanks for the response James.

Here’s hoping we get online co-op and not being limited to sales regions.


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    + James Stevenson on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:31 am said:

    8-player online co-op, worldwide servers.


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+ LiQuiFiEdArT on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:05 am said:

Sony,

Please Revert back to the OLD fw2.4 with the Universal Music Player. And if you cannot please inform us as to why not. A Well-informed consumer is a Happy Consumer.

Please.


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+ PSfan on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:19 am said:

Hey guys at insomniac ( brian or james not really sure who eplying now) just gotta say i really love ur games. R1 impressed me the most, mostly with it;s 40 lag free multiplayer. Just one thing bothered me about R1, it was your AI allies. I love the huge epic firefights in the first games, with a high body count ( which is being bumped hopefully higher in R2?). But i always found that the human AI not on par with the chimera. I know humanity is weaker than the chimera, but can u at least make that there guns fire bullets than strings of yellow confetti?

But R2 never the less is looking to be a spectacular game, upping from the 1st one. ( unlike GOW, which is doing what? 10 ppl istead of 8? human shield? button mashing to solve chainshow issues?)Epic firefights, intense multiplayer and the proven quality of insomianc? gold. just plz make the human ai better!

thanks alot


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+ tretle on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:23 am said:

I know that you are trying to get R2 finished and thats why you have no current plans to add support for trophies in R1 but have you considered having a competition.
The competition could be to have fans come up with the trophies, both the art and the actual requirements to unlock the trophies.
The winner would get a free map pack and t-shirt and you could post up the results on my resistance for more feedback. You could take in the feedback to balance out the trophies even more.
Then you would have the groundwork done for you, art assets etc. :D

PS R2 is looking sweet :D


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+ ebm62980 on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:26 am said:

Please put trophies into Resistance 1 and Ratchet. I just bought Resistance 1 and was going to buy Ratchet but Ill wait until trophies get enabled. Im working my way through Resistance 1 regardless though. But you shoudl seriously consider enabling trophies to both games.


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+ moog on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:02 pm said:

Wow, James is on the ball in here, makes a change!

Does worldwide severs mean I can finally play with friends from EU even though I’m in the US?


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    + James Stevenson on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

    Yup, just like Resistance FOM, you\’ll be able to play with users from all territories


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+ Joe on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:08 pm said:

I have a few things I am wondering about will you be able to play online with a friend like in Warhawk how you can be playing with your bro and at the same time play against many other random people.

Another thing in Resistance 1 you could play co-op on the single player campaign with your brother or a friend and now there is an eight player co-op so does this mean this time around I have to play the game by my self or can I still get a hand on the single player.

Will Resistance 2 allow a keyboard and Mouse?

Will there be bots for multiplayer?

Last question and I think you can’t talk about it but I will ask any way.

A few months ago there was the whole Surfer Girl leak and many things turned out to be true for Resistance 2 and one thing I saw that was not true was that Resistance 2 would allow vehicals in multiplayer. Was that ever planned and if so why did it get taken out.


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+ Kratos_Thy_God on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:28 pm said:

sup I love resistance alot and i think the 60 multiplayer is top notch.i got 2 questions 1:will this game output 1080p,i really hope.
2:Will the beta be available with qore(i hope so) -Thank you-


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+ Kratos_Thy_God on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:29 pm said:

Oh and when does the beta start or is it tba.


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    + James Stevenson on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

    Public Beta is TBA.


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+ Violater on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:38 pm said:

James,
Pass this on
Unless the chimera have been either running and sweaty or just came out the water, Please don’t have them looking all shiny and plastic like Ninja Gaiden 2 or Ratchet characters.


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+ TristanMike on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:49 pm said:

No trophies for Resistance 1… wow, what a surprise :/


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+ gamesblow on July 2nd, 2008 at 1:48 pm said:

Bryan don’t worry about the naysayers saying you all took from clover field, these Dong banger still believe Mario Galaxy laid the footprints for spherical planets because their love god “shiggy” says so.


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+ gamesblow on July 2nd, 2008 at 1:50 pm said:

@ Tristan

I feel ya man. I was majorly let down by no trophies for any of our games, actually. Stardust? How lame is that? I was checking on my friends list and no one even has Stardust on my list. It was sad trying to see me compare by 5 trophies to none of theirs.

Oh well, maybe Someday Sony will learn their lesson it’s not always better late than never. Sometimes it’s cool to show up before the dance.


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    + James Stevenson on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm said:

    You can\’t just expect all new games to come out and support trophies right off the bat. Documentation has to be sent out, and teams need time to implement.

    I\’m sure that eventually, all games will feature trophies on PS3. Starting with R2, all of ours will.


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+ gamesblow on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:05 pm said:

Rather James, I’m sorry to the above. I thought Bryan was still here doing the QA thing.


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+ gamesblow on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm said:

@ James

While I don’t fault you or your team at all. Insomniac are so damn busy and it shows.

Resistance
Ratchet & Clank
Resistance 2

And the ps3 isn’t even 2 years old yet. That is an incredible amount of work to under go and your hardwork is what sells systems. Not Sony’s firmware updates. Those are just icing on the cake.

I don’t wanna sound like my post was venting towards you and your company cause it wasn’t. I think Sony should’ve has ensured one of their 1st party dev’s had an actual game with trophies is all.

Sure I’d love to have Resistance and R&C have them, but you already gave us skill points anyways and I don’t have all of them in R&CFTOD anyways.

So my apologies on the comment if it was misunderstood.


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+ TristanMike on July 2nd, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

@ James (response to 213)

We’re not faulting the Devs, per se. First off, if Sony wasn’t prepared for this, and didn’t have documentation in your hands LONG ago, then shame on them. Second, again being Sony’s court, they should have ensured that more than Super Stardust or whatever it’s called was not the ONLY game that supported tropies on day one. No one was ever expecting all the games to be supported on day one, but we would like assurances that they will be supported, on all past, present and future games.

My particular comment, to which gamesblow responded, was based on the fact that Bryan said that all their focus is on Resistance 2 and that trophies in Resistance and Ratchet and Clank: Future will not be supported. Not, will be supported after the main work for Resistance 2 is done. Not, when Sony sends in the proper documentation. Not even, after the launch of Resistance 2. Just No! I think I can be disappointed, maybe even a tad angry, with that.

It seems that the Sony camp keep saying, “oh we’re pretty sure this, and pretty sure that” Well, I’ll tell you, that indecision and seemingly lack of control doesn’t help with convincing the user base that they believe and support this new initiative or any one for that matter.

That all said, Insomniac is one of my absolutely favorite developers. You can tell without a shadow of a doubt, that your hearts go into the games you make, and your company is one of the main reasons I’m still with the Playstation Brand. I can’t express how much I loved the story and gameplay for Resistance yet I’m not a first person shooter guy. Same with Ratchet and Clank, made me laugh plenty and I love platformers. I am looking forward to Resistance 2. I love aliens. Well, not in a “probing” kinda way. :)

Hope that makes sense…sometimes I can ramble on about stuff, like the time I was in 4 th grade and some other kid started to climb…… :P

Anyway, keep up the great work !


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+ MGSROCKS1 on July 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm said:

Hey Bryan! I have a question about R2 online: Will there be a 60 player all out deathmatch or team deathmatch or will all the modes be squad based only?


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+ Joe on July 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 pm said:

I guess none of my questions were able to get a reply I wonder why.


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+ gamesblow on July 2nd, 2008 at 5:04 pm said:

Cause they were tough questions, man.


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+ gardea on July 2nd, 2008 at 5:19 pm said:

I’ll definitely go pick this up soon. I want more info plus BETA!


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+ CizzlesDrunk on July 2nd, 2008 at 5:53 pm said:

James Is Awesome!!!! Thanks for accepting my facebook buddy invite.

Will the new myres.com allow previous banned members to have a second chance or will they still be banned for all eternity?


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+ cytricks on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm said:

Bryan I got some questions…
Being that you and Sony are tight with each other can you ask your bosses to ask Sony to help them interpret R1 and RCF with trophies and stuff, because I really want to get a trophy and I don’t have a credit card to buy Super Stardust?
Will there be 3rd person cut-scenes or is there whole game in 1st person? (Please say it has some 3rd)
Will physics and object destructibility be improved significantly or just a good bit, and will there be vegetation and water responses? (I am sorry but I kind of like to have a realistic environment)


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+ Dread9 on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:38 pm said:

Im a bit dissapointed that R1 wont get trophies, but since its Insomniac Games, Ill give it a break. BTW Id like to say that im extremely hyped for this game and I will always support Insomniac.


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+ KH_Freak on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:52 pm said:

Hey Brian or James! It’d be really great if either of you can answer this question. Will Resistance 2 have drop-in online multiplayer? For example the way Warhawk is where me and a friend can play online with the same PS3.


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+ Harry Potter on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:59 pm said:

Will R2 support us 1080 gamers? On a side note will R1 ever support 1080 gamers? :(


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+ TheApprentice on July 2nd, 2008 at 8:29 pm said:

James or Brian…

Can you please confirm to me whether Resistance 2 will feature Local Split-Screen co-op? (for 2 player or 4?)

I’ve been only hearing bout 8 player online…
Thats great and all…
But I’ve got a dad gamer at home who’s fave game is Resistance 1 primarily for the splitscreen co-op in which he and I beat 5 times and now playing on the hardest difficulty.

Please confirm this…I’m dying to know.

Thanks :)


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+ lakaihigh on July 2nd, 2008 at 9:54 pm said:

yes I want more resistance and yes im going to pick up the august issue of gamepro. seriously i want to see that leviathan in action.

peace,
Lh


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+ wiitendotriple on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:57 pm said:

Can we please, please, please have at least a two-player co-op mode similar to the original Resistance for the single-player campaign in R2? I don’t have much interest in playing FPS games solo and it’ll feel like I’m only getting half a game if I skip it.


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+ Masterofallz on July 3rd, 2008 at 12:03 am said:

I love how it says
“BETTER THEN HALO, BETTER THEN CALL OF DUTY”
Haha. Lets see Microsoft compete to this. ;)


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+ Zinacef on July 3rd, 2008 at 5:41 am said:

The first one was the only reason I purchased a PS3 and I’ve never regretted it since then. I’m already clearing my schedule for November as I’ll probably be indoors for a great deal of time playing the sequel!


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+ sobedude001 on July 3rd, 2008 at 5:50 am said:

I love Insomniac. I heard on their full moon show podcast that gamepro was gunna have this and I immediatly subscribed to them. CAN’T WAIT FOR R2!!


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+ sobedude001 on July 3rd, 2008 at 5:57 am said:

can’t wait to show this to my friends that are 360 fanboys… “Better than halo” ah… I love it.


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+ Joe on July 3rd, 2008 at 6:41 am said:

I knew I would never get an answer back Games but I had to hope for the best.

Another thing I would like to ask you James the site getawarjob ask you for different things like were you live email account and I would like to sign up just I want to know if my info will be given out to third party members or if Insomniac will keep sending me junk mail.

Even though nothing Insomniac makes is junk. I just like to keep my email clean.


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+ Korlithiel on July 3rd, 2008 at 8:32 am said:

Here’s to some PSP Love!


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+ ie2GB on July 3rd, 2008 at 10:53 am said:

Hey Bryan I do hope you take a look at my post but i am an avid competitive gamer and I would like to know Insomniacs take on using R@ in the competitive LAN/Online space with leagues like MLG, CGS, GGL, CAL. I really would like the chance to compete in R2 at events and see this game evolve even more. Please get back to this as soon as you can.

Thanks
-GB


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+ moog on July 3rd, 2008 at 10:54 am said:

Thanks again James, it’s so much nicer having active responses from the blogger. Other bloggers here take note!

I’ll try FoM again, I had troubles before and assumed it was region issues.

In the meantime, get that game out! I haven’t been this hyped about a games for a long time. Bring on the huge monsters like the olde days :D


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+ MGSROCKS1 on July 3rd, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

@James:

I have a question about R2 online: Will there be a 60 player all out deathmatch or team deathmatch or will all the modes be squad based only?


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+ hotsizzles18 on July 4th, 2008 at 10:44 am said:

yo please let us get trophies in resistence 2 because it will be a hard game to beat so trophies would be a good idea. like beat level 4 on hard in 5 minutes.


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+ Night Fox on July 4th, 2008 at 6:17 pm said:

I would like trophies in your earlier games, but only after R2 is done. I need that game to be better than Gears 2 so that I can show all my friends that PS3 is where it’s at. Insomniac, YOU ROCK! Keep it up!


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+ Night Fox on July 4th, 2008 at 6:19 pm said:

I need to get in on that Beta!!!! When is it? Will you talk about it at E3? Please do. I’ll sell u my kidney to get in to it.


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+ Night Fox on July 4th, 2008 at 6:28 pm said:

Hey Insomniac, I have seen the points that one can gain from getting kills, assists, or doing damage to an enemy in the online mode, and my question is, if those points will lead to unlocks for use online, i.e. guns, armor, skins, a new way to taunt players? Anything?


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+ IceColdKilla44 on July 5th, 2008 at 9:56 am said:

hey james or bryan,

R2′s looking great so far. i was watching the footage from GameTrailers TV, though, and i noticed something funny. NO this isnt a rant about the graphics or anything (i listen to your podcast, you know), its just the “zoom” thing. it looked different in the singleplayer gameplay than the multiplayer gameplay. idk, is this on purpose or is it still being worked on?!?

and another thing; the singleplayer footage said “work in progress”, the multiplayer footage didnt. thats still a work in progress right? PLEASE SAY YES!! thanks


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+ Night Fox on July 5th, 2008 at 5:43 pm said:

Of course it is a work in progress, you think that they r done with any part of the game yet? They still have over 3 months to the launch. Expect some more polished, yet still not final, multiplayer footage to be shown at E3.


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+ Zinacef on July 8th, 2008 at 12:48 pm said:

Why aren’t we being treated to some kind of limited edition release? Would’ve been nice to have something like that, with included posters and what not.


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