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Upcoming Novel to Bridge Gap Between Resistance 2, Resistance 3

James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Jan 25, 2011 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

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We wanted to be the first to bring you the exciting news that the Resistance series is expanding again, this time with a second novel from science-fiction author William C. Dietz. Resistance: A Hole in the Sky is set in the aftermath of Resistance 2’s finale and Lt. Nathan Hale’s death, and follows Resistance 3’s hero, Joseph Capelli, on his journey right up until the beginning of Resistance 3. For those of you who have been wondering about what happened after the shocking climax of Resistance 2, you won’t want to miss A Hole in the Sky when it releases this Summer from Del-Rey Books.

For those of you wondering what’s going on with Resistance 3 itself, you’ll be happy to know that we’re super busy preparing both Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank All 4 One for an upcoming media demo in London followed by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco next month. We’ll be sharing new screenshots and gameplay video, and press will get their first hands-on impressions of both games. To keep up with all the latest, follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.

That’s all for now – I’ll do my best to answer your questions in the comments!

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+ KARAMO on January 25th, 2011 at 8:07 am said:

This may be the first novel I buy, it better be good.


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+ Butters360 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:07 am said:

Awesome! I can’t wait for the new videos and the book. More back story is ALWAYS good.


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+ SomberResplend on January 25th, 2011 at 8:08 am said:

Will there be a Kindle version? Thanks!


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 8:12 am said:

    I am not 100% sure, but I can’t immagine the novel won’t be on all the digital book stores


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+ Mercenary09 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:10 am said:

Still can’t believe we’re getting both these great games this fall! Can we get a release date for the book?


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+ TomHoang on January 25th, 2011 at 8:10 am said:

I still need to play the original Resistance D:


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+ Tgebbs on January 25th, 2011 at 8:10 am said:

Looking forward to the presser!


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+ NotoriousGamer on January 25th, 2011 at 8:12 am said:

I dont want to play as the new guy. bring back nathan hale!!! plz at least as a bonus unlockable character. DLC i pay too.


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+ jgnyy32 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:13 am said:

Nice I really want to see some gameplay cause i know u guys are making one hell of a game. also cant wait for the novel either.


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+ G-Force08 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:18 am said:

Oh man. So much reading for games this year. Books and comics on Ratchet and Clank, inFamous, Resistance, etc. But! I’ll check it out, I would love to know the whole story!


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+ Alpha6UFS on January 25th, 2011 at 8:20 am said:

Wow, this is a surprise. Cannot wait to read it & then play Resistance 3 when it comes out.


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+ JKar275 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:31 am said:

PAX East 2011 is being held in Boston in 2 months. Will Insomniac Games be showing off Resistance 3 there?


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 8:58 am said:

    I haven’t heard anything conclusive yet, so I can’t say for sure, but We hope so!


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+ adolson on January 25th, 2011 at 8:36 am said:

I hope anyone who reads this blog post already finished Resistance 2.


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 8:59 am said:

    We figure the spoiler statute of limitations is up – Especially since we are introducig Capelli as the new hero.


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+ KoRnFlaw on January 25th, 2011 at 8:39 am said:

thanks for the info. the first novel was great.


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+ Utmost-Nutszo on January 25th, 2011 at 8:42 am said:

While I don’t mind reading – it’d be great to have some sort of 5-10 minute intro in R3 that details everything. I’ve never been a fan of going to another form of media to get important story points of a game I’m playing.


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am said:

    Either way, you’ll be able to get all of the critical info in R3. The novel is for folks who want the deeper dive into various events. The game will still be awesome even if you haven’t read the novel.


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+ Beefer on January 25th, 2011 at 8:42 am said:

The Insomniac Team ROCKS! You guys kick Major Booty! Keep up the Superb work, guys! Oh, with the release of two, count them TWO! games this year… have you hired filler testers, for these games, yet!? Just a thought! By the way, I will pick this Novel up!


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+ T-Jani on January 25th, 2011 at 8:43 am said:

Sounds good.


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+ BlindsideDork on January 25th, 2011 at 8:46 am said:

Release date?


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 9:02 am said:

    The novel is this summer. R3 is September 6th


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+ BulletTooth228 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:59 am said:

where can i find the first novel?


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am said:

    Amazon, bookstores, etc. It’s called Resistance: The Gathering Storm.


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+ KoRnFlaw on January 25th, 2011 at 9:10 am said:

this game needs to hurry up.


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+ MarkNMo on January 25th, 2011 at 9:16 am said:

If I read this book, do I automatically learn an unlock code that allows Hale to rise from the dead, bury Capelli alive, and reclaim his throne as Hero?


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+ erick_34 on January 25th, 2011 at 9:35 am said:

Hey,i want a demo of Resistance 3 :( can’t wait for Resistance 3 :)


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+ Baron_Von_Bonbon on January 25th, 2011 at 9:47 am said:

I enjoyed the first novel, can’t wait for this one. It will give me something to do during the annual summer video game drought.

So how about July 6th for R3 instead of September 6th? There’s less competition for sales…


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 10:09 am said:

    Need those two months to finish the game!


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+ shogunreaper on January 25th, 2011 at 9:48 am said:

Where’s the bulletstorm demo? Wasn’t that suppose to be out today?


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+ VixDiesel on January 25th, 2011 at 9:49 am said:

@20 Yeah, I’m not keen on playing as Capelli either. He is quite possibly the worst character in the Resistance world. Was so pissed off at the ending of R2 and seeing the biggest d-bag in the world still standing there. Should have been anyone or anything else.


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    + James Stevenson on January 25th, 2011 at 10:11 am said:

    Capelli goes through a lot in the novel and 4 years between R2 and R3. Hopefully you will think he has changed for the better


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+ KazeEternal on January 25th, 2011 at 9:57 am said:

@22
You don’t pay attention to the PS Store very often do you.

PS Store updates in the evening some time after 5pm EST (but of late its been more like after 8pm EST). So you won’t see demos due out today until after the store updates. Just because your calendar says it is the 25th means that the store will magically show you the demos that are out for that day. It’s like a store, they first have to get it in stock before they can sell it to you.


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+ Brameriz on January 25th, 2011 at 10:37 am said:

I love resistance period I never read tha books but tha games are crazyyyyy even better then killzone to me #TeamBON


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+ BlooodyCow on January 25th, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

You guys should do a Collector Edition for R3 and include a digital version of the novel :)

Can’t wait for the new R3 info


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+ rbanke on January 25th, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

I really liked the first book. Can’t wait for the next one.


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+ BlooodyCow on January 25th, 2011 at 11:09 am said:

@20 MarkNMo
I support you 100000000%. I hope resistance 3 give us the ability to unlock a Hale skin for the single player. I hate Crapelli


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+ VixDiesel on January 25th, 2011 at 11:12 am said:

@James Stevenson: First impressions of him though were never even remotely positive. I would have preferred playing as Grayson even if Nathan really was KIA. Capelli just never got on my good side. He was a major tool. Every time he was on screen I wanted to punch him in the face.

I may get the book if most of this stuff won’t be covered in R3.

Maybe just maybe, if I get the book my opinion might change. Want to send me a free copy? :)


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+ CButera24 on January 25th, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

I bought the first book, The Gathering Storm, amd loved it. its hard to find a book that actually grabs my attention. This one did and im excited to find out William Dietz is writing this one as well. He wrote the HALO books and did a very good job. Cant wait to get the book when it releases.


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+ shogunreaper on January 25th, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

@KazeEternal

Comparing digital and physical stores is stupid, they are not and will not ever be the same. It’s not like they ‘just’ get the demos that day, they get them in advanced and decide what the best day it would be to release it.


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+ MattC_64 on January 25th, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

Hi James, a fairly avid fan of the Resistance series here! Just wondered how you guys were finding the multiplayer side of the game to be shaping up – I know you tested it as staff for past entries but I’m interested in knowing your opinion of this one. How different is it, and is it nearly finished in dev?


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+ Tank_Baked on January 25th, 2011 at 11:37 am said:

Bring both games to the psn store please.


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+ nino1911 on January 25th, 2011 at 11:43 am said:

well you guys are gonna have to win me back after resistance 2 was’t a huge fan of it.
good multiplayer though.


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+ ElChingon2588 on January 25th, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

Cool sounds awesome. Must check it out


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+ Grognard66 on January 25th, 2011 at 12:06 pm said:

The first book by Dietz was a good, quick read – looking forward to reading this one too. I’ll second the request for a Kindle version!


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+ Edd on January 25th, 2011 at 12:08 pm said:

Day one buy!


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+ vorcia on January 25th, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

In Metro 2033 they used salvaged weapons and they had bad accuracy and damage. Would Resistance 3 be like that?


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+ ShredinSlash on January 25th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

I have loved the Resistance series from day 1, have most of the media of the series (have to get those comics, and the action figures will be a pass, not having my brother open them up “by accident”) and couldn’t wait for this novel to be announced, i read The Gathering Storm twice! William C. Dietz is a great author, glad you could bring him back for the second novel, and hope for many more!


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+ Stoffinator on January 25th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

Can we have it on the PS3 please?


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+ Maverick10 on January 25th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

I bought the 1st novel and remember eating a warm ham sandwich and drinking coffee just when Natha Hale, in the book, starts eating a ham sandwich and coffee in the SRPA barracks. It was awesome.

Anyways I cant wait and pick this up day 1


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+ Draven71 on January 25th, 2011 at 12:59 pm said:

Are there any plans for Insomniac Games to do another community day like they did back in Oct 2009. I think that would be a great way to get some of your fans that live in your own backyard to see what you guys are doing. The last community day event was awesome. Keep up the great work Insomniac!


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+ mikedo2007 on January 25th, 2011 at 1:00 pm said:

You know it’s been 5 or 6 years since I last read a novel (last time I read a novel was during high school). I was thinking about reading novels again. I was at Barnes and Noble and started to look at novel based on Video game (Mass Effect, Tom Clancy video game novel). I did have a glimpsed at Resistance: The Gathering Storm when I was at Barnes and Nobles, I will read the first novel and make it my summer goal. Thanks for announcing the second novel.


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+ LilWayneSuckz on January 25th, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

Cool


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+ Airwalkinman17 on January 25th, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

Pre-ordered Resistance 3 the other day. fully paid off! Yay.
Can’t wait for that and all4one too!
I will be picking up the novel as soon as its available.
thanks insomniac. can’t wait for upcoming hands-on previews and for giving us an update! :D


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+ tha_con on January 25th, 2011 at 3:49 pm said:

Did I miss the response train? If not, any updates on when you guy’s may be hosting another community day?


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+ Sponge-worthy on January 25th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

Guess I don’t need to play Resistance 2 now that I know how it ends. Thanks for the spoiler!


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+ Zonified on January 25th, 2011 at 7:02 pm said:

Can’t wait! :) I loved Gathering Storm.


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+ Frostquake on January 26th, 2011 at 6:25 am said:

Went to Amazon to add to Wish List..Nowhere to be found…sigh!

Also..I want more Resistance Avatars…to show my love for Resistance to my friends!


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