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Resistance 2 Collector’s Edition revealed plus new Public Beta info

James Stevenson's Avatar Posted by Community Lead, Insomniac Games

Hey everyone, we’re very happy to share some news today about our upcoming collector’s edition version of Resistance 2, as well as shed some light on the long-anticipated Public Beta program.

R2 CE

First up: the collector’s edition – everyone at Insomniac and Sony is excited to be bringing this special edition of the game to participating retailers. You voted on the cover for the game disc inside the box, but what else will you get inside?

R2 CE

  • Copy of Resistance 2 with special edition cover artwork selected by the fans
  • An exclusive Chimeran Hybrid action figure with Bullseye, created by DC Unlimited
  • A double-sided hard-cover Resistance 2 art book covering war-torn America from two unique perspectives
  • Exclusive in-game HVAP Wraith multiplayer weapon skin

The collector’s edition also contains a bonus DVD that includes:

  • Exclusive behind the scenes video, “America Forever Lost”, chronicling the making of Resistance 2
  • Digital copy of Issue #0 of the Resistance comic book series published by Wildstorm.
  • A preview into the upcoming Resistance novel, “Resistance: The Gathering Storm” by science fiction author William Dietz.
  • “Shattered History” Resistance timeline movie– providing a story overview from the earliest days of the Chimera invasion to the beginning of Resistance 2.

It makes up what we think is a pretty cool package for fans of Resistance, and it will be available for $79.99. It is a limited release though, so I highly recommend you pre-order! This brings me to another point: the Public Beta.

We are excited to announce the Public Beta will begin in early October, and premier access to the beta can be obtained in North America by pre-ordering the game from a GameStop retail store or online at www.gamestop.com. In addition, Qore annual subscribers will receive premier access to the beta.

Now if you’d like to apply for the open access period of the public beta, you can visit http://beta.myresistance.net/apply. Folks that have purchased Qore Episode 3 will be given the beta during the open access period as well.

I know many of our friends outside of North America read this blog. Don’t worry! The plans for the Public Beta will be communicated on a more local level, but will generally involve pre-order and/or application programs.

That’s a lot of info for one blog post, and if you have questions, you can put them in the thread below and Bryan Intihar and I will be around to answer. Looking forward to fragging — I mean seeing — you online in October!

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czakhary said:

September 2nd, 9:31 am

I will be picking this up!

pattypatpatster said:

September 2nd, 9:32 am

2nd!

pattypatpatster said:

September 2nd, 9:32 am

and yes i may have to get this lol

hyperslug said:

September 2nd, 9:32 am

Will this be available in europe?

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:09 am

    SCEE did not opt to release this over there, pretty sure they don\’t do collector\’s editions in general due to the localization and costs extending from that.

    Good news is that PS3 games are region-free, so if you have to have it, it\’s only an import away.

Atoms said:

September 2nd, 9:33 am

Sweet!But just a little skeptical thought. Nothing seems to be going according to plan. I guess faith is everything these days.

C-h-a-o-s said:

September 2nd, 9:33 am

Good thing I hadn’t pre-ordered yet, now I can pre-order the collectors edition. October and November are going to be way too heavy on my wallet :(.

C-h-a-o-s said:

September 2nd, 9:34 am

haven’t*

EvoAnubis said:

September 2nd, 9:34 am

Very, very sweet! Can’t wait. Insomniac Games FTW!!

Play B3yond!!!!

sk8erdh36 said:

September 2nd, 9:35 am

I’ve heard this before.

ur_not_ready said:

September 2nd, 9:36 am

Sweet box art.

Pretty good deal for an extra $20.

well worth it.

Jeigh said:

September 2nd, 9:37 am

That’s some pretty sweet stuff. The third cover was nice, but I actually kind of liked the second one more… Well, whatever.

I look forward to the Full Moon Show this week… (?) :D And, of course, Resistance 2- it’s getting close now.

Thanks for the update. :D

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:03 am

    Don\’t worry, the other covers should be available for download so you can print them out :-)

Seanscythe2 said:

September 2nd, 9:37 am

“In addition, Qore annual subscribers will receive premier access to the beta.

Now if you’d like to apply for the open access period of the public beta, you can visit http://beta.myresistance.net/apply. Folks that have purchased Qore Episode 3 will be given the beta during the open access period as well.”

Does that mean I’ll get it sooner since I’m an annual subscriber?

iReyz said:

September 2nd, 9:39 am

Looks alright, not getting the game though.

No time. Gears of War 2 awaits me. =)

ayos_ba said:

September 2nd, 9:39 am

im in for one. for 80 bucks, thats an awesome deal with all the extras. thanks insomniac.

TheHater said:

September 2nd, 9:40 am

well i am a subscriber to Qore, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the beta. Oh and I also just preorder the collector edition at gamestop yesterday, so I am set. Man that action figure look kick ass, and i can’t wait to read the graphic novel

reson8er said:

September 2nd, 9:41 am

Now this is a great collectors edition!

I’ll be pre-ordering this and cannot wait till it comes out.

Great job as always Insomniac!

darkwing_uop said:

September 2nd, 9:42 am

Can’t believe people are giving this less than a 5 rating

caliblue15 said:

September 2nd, 9:44 am

Good Information, but will there be a difference of when we get into the BETA if we go the pre-order router over the Qore route, aka Socom?

Like will preorders get in a week earlier then Qore, or all at the same time?

Thanks,
caliblue

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:04 am

    Pre-orders will get in at the same time as Qore Subscribers.

    Qore Episode 3 only purchasers will get in later.

FFObsessed said:

September 2nd, 9:44 am

I’ll be importing, tho SCEE really should offer this in Europe for all the Resistance fans there!

Looks awesome.

sunstrike said:

September 2nd, 9:44 am

resistance2 the best game ever of 2008.

Ad-Kemp said:

September 2nd, 9:46 am

I think the word is WOW. This looks sweet.

Can you just confirm though that the Collectors Edition is coming to the UK? I want me a Chimera of my own.

So will the Public Beta site be open for everyone? Or just the US? Or will us guys from the UK have to pre-order to gain access to the Public Beta?

I so want to get my hands on playing this, looks an absolutely top-notch shooter, something we haven’t seen in quite a while (Haze, you let me down BADLY)

Looking forward to the Public beta guys.

Can’t wait to pwn… I mean see you online

Keep up the awesome work Insomniac, you know we all love ya

Ad-Kemp

IceCold said:

September 2nd, 9:46 am

Awesome news.

THATPSPGUY said:

September 2nd, 9:47 am

Beta Beta Beta’s holy moly batbetaman. It’s like there’s BetaMax fever in the house. LOL might pick this up if I have any spare time from Socom. I wish these guys would put in an optional 3rd person view mode.

saintfighteraqua said:

September 2nd, 9:49 am

Amazing load of goodies. More collectors editions should be like this!!

XxBigP123xX said:

September 2nd, 9:49 am

So awesome. Day one.

TheInfectedBy590 said:

September 2nd, 9:50 am

Looks great! Can’t wait! :D

Preacher said:

September 2nd, 9:51 am

I hate this uncomfortable European uncertainty…

IceReign said:

September 2nd, 9:52 am

I am glad your giving ppl who have Qore annual subscription premier access unlike Socom.

Atoms said:

September 2nd, 9:52 am

When does the “BETA OPEN ACCESS PERIOD” begin ?

gardea said:

September 2nd, 9:52 am

Nice bonuses.

I have a question though, why do annual subscribers to Qore get the BETA but Qore Episode 3 purchasers have to apply to get in? :|

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:05 am

    Qore Episode 3 purchasers do not have to apply. They just have to wait until the later date.

Aaron said:

September 2nd, 9:54 am

@29

Those that purchased Qore episode 3 get in as well:

“Folks that have purchased Qore Episode 3 will be given the beta during the open access period as well.”

Ramza said:

September 2nd, 9:54 am

When can we pre order the collector’s Edition from gamestop? or is it an amazon.com exclusive?

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:05 am

    Gamestop should have it in their system now, or very soon.

kingxtreme81 said:

September 2nd, 9:55 am

Incredibly kick-ass Collector’s Edition.

You can absolutely count me in on day freakin’ one!!!

tearsofash said:

September 2nd, 9:56 am

Now that is one sleek box.

SantanaClaus89 said:

September 2nd, 9:57 am

Sweet looking forward to the beta and I’ll be picking R2 up for sure upon release.

Al2x said:

September 2nd, 9:57 am

With the boatload of games in November, I’m gonna have to pass on the collector’s edition.

Between:
Fallout 3
Gears 2
R2
LittleBigPlanet
COD:WaW

I’m going to be inundated with games, and my wallet will also be shot.

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:12 am

    I feel your pain! It\’s an exciting year to be a gamer.

    That said – given the limited variety of this CE, I think it\’s a pretty sweet deal for fans.

    Either way, I\’m sure I\’ll still see you online from the standard edition!

cmargary said:

September 2nd, 9:58 am

Fanboys rate here… that’s why this blog needs to sign in with the PSN id to rate here… the others can’t rate but can comment. That’s the way I want to be here.

On topic the collection edition is really awesome I think it will be the first collector edition that I will have. Good to know you separate the time with annuals and episode subscribers.

Ghostm said:

September 2nd, 9:59 am

This a very very cool package. Unfortunately it’s not a must buy for me. I not one of these guys who’ll will spend more then $60+tax on a video game. It’s great to see such a wonderful Collector’s Edition package.

cmargary said:

September 2nd, 10:00 am

@35

Damn that’s true… and I want motorstorm 2 also… gears 2 I have to pass it because my 360 is dead right now and I really don’t want to repair it again, 5 times is enough for me, even for this epic game.

VenomX said:

September 2nd, 10:01 am

I;m going to be so broke. I have to pick up the Resistance 2 Collector’s Edition now.

Ghostm said:

September 2nd, 10:02 am

Oh, don’t read my comment wrong guys. I will buy R2 day one. I was just saying that LE CE are not my things. I’d rather use that extra cash for another game instead of a special packaged.

Dark_Vincent said:

September 2nd, 10:06 am

That’s a great collector’s edition package right there! =)

Jenovah said:

September 2nd, 10:07 am

This is soooooooo mine :)

jozbaldwin1980 said:

September 2nd, 10:07 am

This looks great, pre-ordered already!

kesy said:

September 2nd, 10:13 am

What does this mean “premier access to the beta”

Cypher-Ghost said:

September 2nd, 10:14 am

so wait!… i know this is kinda like OT but im a Quore Subscriber does that mean i can play Socom like the people that pre-ordered or i have to wait a week even if im a subscriber?

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:17 am

    You\’ll be in day one as a Qore Subscriber

Stoffinator said:

September 2nd, 10:17 am

Going to pre order today!

I hope I get into the beta. Been wanting to see the girl with the stick. lol

StargamerX said:

September 2nd, 10:18 am

This will be my first collector’s edition I’ve purchased, and I can’t wait.
Also, how closely is Insomniac working with the writers of the Resistance comics and novel?

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:20 am

    Very, we really want to ensure the universe is well-integrated.

    That said, they also have a lot of freedom to do their own thing.

Vertius said:

September 2nd, 10:19 am

Pity to hear about Europe, although it’s not too surprising. I don’t think I’ve ever got a Limited Edition from SCEE…

Anyway, the pack is great. Although, why go for a bonus DVD rather than Blu-Ray?

Looking forward to the Full Moon Show, as always!

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    James Stevenson said:

    September 2nd, 10:20 am

    Time is always the biggest culprit in these things

Money1 said:

September 2nd, 10:22 am

RESISTANCE [DELETED] 2!!! MAN I CAN’T RESIST!!! I WANT IT!!! SEE Y’LL IN THE BETA!!!

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