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Resistance: Burning Skies – The Chimera Infect PS Vita This May

Derek Osgood's Avatar Posted by Associate Product Marketing Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America

In case you missed our PS Vita video livechat today, PlayStation’s John Koller revealed an official release date for Resistance: Burning Skies. The Chimera will invade PS Vita on May 29, 2012, bringing you the world’s first portable dual-analog FPS.

Resistance has always boasted iconic visual design, and today we can reveal the Burning Skies box art — a freshly slain Hybrid lying on the streets of New York City with the protagonist’s fire axe resting in the rubble. We like to think it recalls some of the eerie essence of the classic Resistance: Fall of Man box art, but we’d love to hear what you think!

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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.

As most of you know, this is going to be the first ever dual-analog FPS game on a portable device, and has been built from the ground-up to take full advantage of the power of the PS Vita, including front and rear touchscreen controls. The touchscreen controls add a whole new dimension to the gameplay, delivering a powerful portable shooter experience. Never thought you’d play a console-quality shooter on a portable device? Game Director Harley Baldwin White-Wiedow has one thing to tell you: “TWO STICKS, baby!”

Now get out there and pre-order your copy today. Oh, and be sure to stay tuned in the coming months — we’ll have many more announcements to share soon.

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PhillyTheCat said:

February 13th, 4:36 pm


Keysersoze10033 said:

February 13th, 4:36 pm


Curtisio said:

February 13th, 4:36 pm

Nice cover – just need some screen shots!

Neil said:

February 13th, 4:36 pm

luvs it

PhillyTheCat said:

February 13th, 4:40 pm

memory required XXXXKB? explain that one please!

asdfsamuel said:

February 13th, 4:47 pm

Wounder how the game play will be…

ironman12364 said:

February 13th, 4:48 pm

Been waiting for the official release date for a while now.

But will the multiplayer have clan support?

mr_chun said:

February 13th, 4:50 pm

Wow, I didn’t expect this so soon. Look at you Sony, making me rethink putting of buying a Vita.

lDraculaBoy said:

February 13th, 4:53 pm

Is gonna be Multiplayer in this game???

AJLareneg said:

February 13th, 4:54 pm


lisatsunami said:

February 13th, 5:03 pm

This just might be taking up some of my 32 meg card. Sounds awesome!

Robbie_G_lrish said:

February 13th, 5:08 pm

This is some really nice box art. Resistance 1 and 3 both had great box art also.

Teflon02 said:

February 13th, 5:20 pm


ironman12364 said:

February 13th, 5:31 pm

@13 the pre-order price is 39.99$ at gamestop

KAJLKK said:

February 13th, 5:33 pm

BONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!im glad its gonna be released earlier than Aust it might be early June but still OMFG!!!!!Love how the Boxart keeps the style of the 1st Games and R:R aswell as the font from R3.Although one problem the Bullseye from R3 is in the Chimera’s dead hands insted of the gun that replaces the Bullseye in Burning Skies.But overalll BONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link01 said:

February 13th, 5:36 pm

Sold! But my only question is… is there online functionality AKA Deathmatch?

sdmentor said:

February 13th, 5:36 pm

Ugh 3 months………DANG IT!

DemoniOtaku said:

February 13th, 5:44 pm

Crossplay with resistance 3?! That would be GREAT!…

NoGodsOnlyMan said:

February 13th, 5:45 pm

Yes such great news
This game is a must have

Budapesti said:

February 13th, 5:47 pm

I may be alone in this, but R: Retribution was my favorite Resistance game, so I’m pretty excited that a new, portable entry into the series is just a few months away.
Now, if we can get release dates for LittleBigPlanet and Gravity Rush…?

obligonnation said:

February 13th, 5:48 pm

Will get!! Awesome game, can’t wait!

Budapesti said:

February 13th, 5:50 pm

Hmmm…. I’ve not seen any mention of multiplayer for this, so I’m wondering if it has online deathmatch too. I don’t usually care for multiplayer so it doesn’t make any difference to me, but surely it’ll do much better in sales if there’s an online element, I mean even the PSP resistance had one.
(Then again, the PSP Modnation Racers had online, too…)

dumbmanuel said:

February 13th, 5:53 pm

is there any online multiplayer

moneyman1852 said:

February 13th, 5:55 pm

I wouldn’t want to be that chimera in the picture

Death by ax doesn’t seem that fun

Will there be an ax in this game?

Sneeches said:

February 13th, 5:57 pm

day 1 buy for me, love the resistance series!!!!


February 13th, 6:19 pm

Cool news. I hope to hear about the release date of LittleBigPlanet Vita so soon. This is the game I care about the most now.

remanutd5 said:

February 13th, 6:30 pm

second 1 buy for me , Resistance Burning Skies is my most anticipated vita title !!!! really loving the box art , how about news on online multiplayer ? is there gonna be a beta ? online multiplayer demo ?

spark32 said:

February 13th, 6:36 pm

Hey is it just me, or is the Diablo 3 on PS3/Vita on that Livestream? @54:05
I can’t tell if its D3 or some other RPG.

GearThird_Luffy said:

February 13th, 6:38 pm

This game wont sell a lot ; ) .

snakeeyes211 said:

February 13th, 6:41 pm


Chapulin140 said:

February 13th, 6:43 pm

PS Vita is getting better and better. Now for Killzone release date.

magicx11 said:

February 13th, 6:54 pm

Can’t wait to play it, but will their be online multiplayer like resistance retribution

ironman12364 said:

February 13th, 6:56 pm

i think it is to learn for killzone release date there is still not to much info out.

RE_Player said:

February 13th, 7:09 pm

For those asking if the game will have online multiplayer look closely at the box. ” Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB” ;)

Teflon02 said:

February 13th, 7:11 pm

Important question. Game trailers just said they had no memory card in the PS Vita they have and it still saved Uncharted Golden Abyss and they said that there is a bit of onboard memory, enough to save games but nothing else! Is this true or false? I gotta know (im getting a memory card but still need to know

jhaasl said:

February 13th, 7:15 pm

So much to look forward to for my Vita. I absolutely cannot wait for this game! I also cannot believe that the release date is so close, very nice!

Day one purchase if it’s even half as good as the PS3 versions.

XFRod said:

February 13th, 7:41 pm

@24 – Earlier videos have shown that your character is a member of the NYFD, the fireman’s axe is the first weapon you touch in the game.

CaptTM said:

February 13th, 8:50 pm

Woot!!! I can’t wait for this game, and I love the box art too. =D

Berae said:

February 13th, 9:00 pm

The box art is great!

Nates4Christ said:

February 13th, 9:34 pm

That box art is scary. Weird how I literally before I just came to the site was playing resistance fall of man. I missed out in the series and have only played 2. Going to beet rfam then eventually play the psp game, maybe 2 again and 3. And hopefully when this one comes out I will have a vita. Needs a wifi bundle and assurance that great games will keep coming out before I get one though.

DoTheKiller91 said:

February 13th, 10:32 pm

Still sad that Insomniac dosen’t care about Resistance anymore. Best bet would be to give the franchise to Guerilla Games imo.

BeatsByThePound said:

February 13th, 10:36 pm

Can wait to purchase a vita soon

MaximMicheal said:

February 13th, 11:05 pm

Woo Hoo! The game comes out on my birthday! Thanks Sony!!

punguy said:

February 13th, 11:09 pm

wow tomorrow is ps vita in my mail.i am so exicted.

DarkOne_PR said:

February 13th, 11:21 pm

WOW! great work on the box art! not like the one from resistance 3 which was mediocre…. the game was good thou! Anyways… PLS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!! dont forget to put Multiplayer on this baby! 4 vs 4 TDM and 8 players deathmatch at least ok? LOVE RESISTANCE FRANCHISE! it was the one who make me an FPS gamer.
Even thou i still love JRPGs more than any other genre :)

Rick1220 said:

February 13th, 11:29 pm

Yes, but will it actually have multiplayer?

Ethereal said:

February 13th, 11:43 pm

Awesome artwork. Looks like I am going to be preordering this bad boy!

Viewtiful_Josh said:

February 14th, 2:24 am

I think the box art looks cool, but it would be cooler if it had the fireman (the main character) on the background looking away from the creature, into the “burning skies”, with the axe on his shoulder as it drips blood off its tip. The gun would then replace the axe, from the current box art, with damages as though the main character had destroyed a technological weapon with a simple man-made tool. :D

An idea.

dreddi1 said:

February 14th, 3:05 am

@7 @ 9 @16 @22 @23 @31 @45
Yes there will be multiplayer! :D
As a matter of fact, there is a few seconds of footage of it in this video at 00:57
Sony PS Vita : Device Trailer
Can’t wait! xD

mastorofpuppetz said:

February 14th, 5:42 am

Picking this up can’t wait to try a FPS on Vita with 2 analog sticks.

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