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July 26, 2006
Resistance: Fall of Man - Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer
23/3/2007SonySonyInsomniac Games
Offline Players Online players Price Anticipation
1-42-40$99.95

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Levels are stunningly detailed.
First shown at E3 2005 as I-8 this First Person Shooter from Insomniac initially looked like a World War II game with the occasional mutant thrown in for good measure. Fast forward to E3 2006 and Insomniac (who developed the Ratchet & Clank series on PS2) have once again shown the game - this time being played live in front of thousands of attendees at Sony's conference. The graphics have changed a bit, but the game looks better then ever and certainly set to take the genre to the next level.

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Yes, this is in-game.
In Resistance: Fall of Man, the U.S. and Britain band together in a last-ditch effort to save Europe and Asia from a horrific scourge. In mere decades, the Chimera – a species of unknown origin propagating a virus that converts other life forms into more Chimera – has overrun Russia and all of Europe. Humanity’s hope for survival is slim, and the tide of the battle rests on the shoulders of U.S. Army Ranger, Sgt. Nathan Hale.

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Some of the mutated enemies.
So this is a First Person Shooter. At Sony's presentation the gameplay showed a frantic battle taking place. Explosions and smoke filled the air like no other game before it, and the number of enemies on screen was, at times, insane. Every building, bunker, wall, nook and cranny had enemies popping out to attack you. The frame rate was very solid and it certainly looked impressive. There was one small issue. At times enemies acted a little dumb. They would jump out, get shot, take cover and then a few moments later jump back out into the open only to be blasted by gunfire again. Hopefully Insomniac will improve this by the release.

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Enemy design is impressive.
In addition to an epic single player campaign, Resistance: Fall of Man features co-op, split screen multiplayer and highly customizable online gameplay for up to 40-players. That's right, Insomniac's title includes support for up to 40 gamers online - a huge step up from the common 8 or 16 players in PS2 games, and typical 32 gamers in most XBox and PC titles too!

Last year were weren't too sure how brilliant Resistance: Fall of Man would be, but having seen it in action we're certain that this game is going to be one of the first 'must haves' on the PS3. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay intense and the sense of battle certainly present. Expect this game to be released at the PS3's launch in all territories (November in Japan and America, March in Europe and Australia).