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American Resistance 2 beta gets underway, game goes gold

Friday, 17th October 2008 09:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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As reported by the US PS Blog, the Resistance 2 beta has now started, available only to those who pre-ordered the game through GameStop or subscribe to Qore.

In addition, SCEA’s confirmed that the game is complete. From the post:

The Beta will include competitive maps from three locations in the game. These maps include 60-, 40-, and 20-player maps from Orick, 40- and 20-player maps from Chicago, and the 10-Player map Sub Docks (Bay Area). New modes Skirmish and Core control will be supported, along with Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. The co-op portion of the beta will focused on Orick, and will support randomization of your play-path. Both co-op and competitive will support matchmaking and class/character progression up to level 10. This will allow unlocking of new equipment, upgrades and berserks for character customization.

Lots more through there. Still waiting on confirmation of a start date in Europe.

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  1. Doomsayer

    Is it just me but where is the hype and all the glory for this game? Im actually waiting for this but its pretty damn silent for a might be AAA Game which will be released in a few days.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    I think Sony have spent all or most of their hype budget on LBP…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Writing was on the wall for it really. Resistance was always going to do well as a launch title, but give it a chunk of heavy duty competition and I’m not sure people are going to go back to it in great numbers.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    It’s weird. There was tons of hype about it six months ago, now it’s nearly here and… sod all. Bizarre. Motorstorm 2 too.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. David

    This is a rent for me I just don’t see anything from all the articles and videos I’ve read of it that warrants a purchase.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Esha

    I suspect that up until right before the release, most of the hype for this will be generated by fans. I do wonder what Sony’s doing with their marketing though…

    I’m surprised that there’s been no concern shown for Insomniac, because they’ve always been amazing, pretty much everything they’ve released has been a cult classic and generally revered by different gaming groups. I’d be very surprised if that wasn’t true of Resistance 2 as well because this goes beyond the silly Console Wars™, they’ve always been a strong developer and the current climate shouldn’t change that.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I do still think that this will be Sony’s biggest seller this Christmas.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    What, bigger than LBP!?

    …and you think I’m mental!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Yes. Much bigger than LBP. Gamers fear change.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. David

    LBP will sell well but the question that will be answered soon is will LBP be a system seller ?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    Yeah, R2 will outsell LBP.

    #11 6 years ago