'Resistance 3' supported by launch trailers, reviews


Resistance 3, fourth in Sony PlayStation's series about a mid-20th century alien invasion, celebrates its September launch with a clutch of videos.

The launch trailer builds on a collection of teasers and a TV spot, while a set of multilingual interviews explores life after the Chimeran invasion as supposed survivors tell their tales.

PlayStation 3 game Resistance 3 launches on September 6 in North America, with worldwide debuts following later in the week.

Reviews have been mostly positive, with special praise for its action sequences and considered tone - Joystiq (4.5/5) calls it "heir apparent to the sci-fi shooter throne," 1Up (B+) "one of the most well-made shooters on the market," IGN (9/10) "a surprisingly emotional cinematic roller-coaster."

However, the trailers' heavy emphasis on narrative content doesn't necessarily carry over to the game.

Giant Bomb identifies the conflict between story details and set-pieces as "the same, face-palming mistake" of Resistance 2, though not enough to prevent anything less than a 4/5 rating. For IncGamers, an awkward middle third "lets the whole game down," resulting in a 7/10 mark.

Resistance 3 Launch Trailer: http://youtu.be/Jv53MbeREI0
Welsh survivor interview (French subtitles): http://youtu.be/x2FcsUGHKfE
Australian survivor (French subs): http://youtu.be/RByDJmaL12E
French survivor survivor (English subs): http://youtu.be/Gyc8bTnZIUs
Spanish survivor (French subs): http://youtu.be/HcJ4KF69jmo

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