The art shows the Chimera looking for new main character Joseph Capelli in a destroyed bomb bunker.
“Both images paint an interesting look at Resistance 3, but it doesn’t take an art critic to notice one of them features a giant looming Widowmaker chasing Capelli on a speeding train with Chimera waiting in the wings, and the other…well, doesn’t,” GI editor Andy McNamara said on why it passed on the un-used art.
“Not only does the art have an easy focal point for the readers to pick up on, it tells a story in a simple snapshot. Yes, the alternate cover conveys how humans are the prey in Resistance 3’s fight for the survival of the human race, but that story is not as easy to pick up in a quick glance. Plus, did I mention it doesn’t have a giant Widowmaker on it?”
Resistance 3 releases next year for PS3.