It's been nearly nine months since we first got wind of Resistance 3 development and today, directly following the announcement of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Insomniac made it official.
The official Resistance 3 teaser trailer is just that a tease, featuring live-action footage - but no gameplay.
Nonetheless, the announcement is certainly good news - considering both the critical and commercial success of its predecessor. Resistance 3 has been in development for two years and is eying a 2011 release date - meaning Insomniac will have put at least three full years into the game before it hits the shelves.
Marcus Smith, Creative Director at Insomniac Games, expressed the team's appreciation:
"The team has been hard at work over the last two years developing Resistance 3, and we’re excited to have extra time to ensure that this game lives up to the expectations we’ve all got for it."
Check out the Resistance 3 teaser trailer below:
While the trailer certainly showcases the potential for a Hollywood film adaptation, it doesn't provide much tangible information regarding Resistance 3's plot, setting, or gameplay improvements.
However, it's worth speculating that Resistance 3 will utilize New York as one potential backdrop. The finalized logo (shown in the trailer) does match the leaked billboard from October - which prominently featured the Empire State Building as well as the Statue of Liberty. In addition, the live-action train stalls in what appears to be an underground rail-system - potentially New York's subway system.
No official information regarding the Resistance 3 release time-line has been announced but expect that Insomniac will be shooting for the second half of 2011 - in order to avoid the Killzone 3 juggernaut. We'll keep you posted as we hear more.
What do you think of the Resistance 3 trailer? What are you hoping to see in the next Resistance installment?