Resistance has definitely been getting a lot of talk lately, especially with the upcoming release of Resistance 3. The good news is here, you will be able to beta the game in the first week of August. The beta will feature two game modes, Team Deathmatch and Chain Reaction, however, the maps that are included have yet to be announced.
If you are in the North America, the only way you can get your hands on the beta is by the purchase of SOCOM 4, or by signing up for the Insomniac Games Community Newsletter. Europeans can gain access into the beta if they are subscribed to Playstation Plus.
In addition to the beta, we are also given an announcement to a new tie-in game to Resistance 3 titles, Global Resistance. Being free-to-play definitely makes it worthy of being checked out and it allows gamers to play as the Chimeran or Humans. Upon the start of the game, players pick up a side and build up their bases. Once done, you then will deploy troops as you fight along other gamers, with the battles being depicted as 2-D animated skirmishes between opposing factions.
Players who participate in Global Resistance will also obtain awards which can be used in Resistance 3. These include multiplayer skins, in-game titles, and XP boosters. Global Resistance is available to play right now through though users will have to log in with either their Facebook or P
SN ID to gain first access to the game.
We saw a similar marketing tactic prior to the launch of Resistance 2 known as Project Abraham, which gave us some helpful insight to the back story of the game and so far, there does not seem to be any story ties between Global Resistance and Resistance 3. Receiving the many new multiplayer skins should be more than enough incentive to check out the beta, however.