Images courtesy of the Official Playstation Blog

First unveiled at the Spike Video Game Awards, Resistance 3 for Playstation 3 looks to be a visually impressive PS3 shooter. New screenshots and a brand new trailer came out today from Sony and the game is certainly shaping up to be a feast for the senses.

I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t want to meet an alien with six eyes, gaping rows of sharp teeth, a machine gun, and a jetpack in a dark alley. If you watch the trailer, you’ll see that these guys actually come in hordes via dropship.

That guy is totally screwed. The big creature leaping through the air is nicknamed a “hulk” and it’s about to turn that dude on the ground into flesh confetti.

All in all, the atmosphere reminds me of the cultural flavor and general aesthetic feel of Fallout mixed with the intense action of an alien invasion. The game seems to feature a radial inventory that’s commonplace in games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Assassin’s Creed nowadays, an arsenal of weapons that actually look cool, some sort of cover system, and graphics that are nothing short of stunning. If it plays half as good as it appears at this stage of development, I think it’s gonna be a ton of fun.

I remember when shooters were awesome because they had a pixelated robot Hitler as the final boss or demons that shot really cheesy fireballs at you. It’s amazing how far we’ve come.


Check out the new trailer for Resistance 3 here.

For the original Official Playstation Blog post, including news on an upcoming Ratchet & Clank game, go here.