Not a PlayStation Plus subscriber? Then I suggest you get ready to kick yourself on the toosh because there is some exclusive goodness coming to Resistance fans. Starting August 23rd, PlayStation Plus subscribers will have the chance to partake in the “public” beta of Insomiac’s upcoming Resistance 3, which will allow players to test out two spanking new maps: one set on Wales’ spiffy Glamorgan coast, and the other in a trainyard in Bogota, Columbia. For those of you who received Early Access to the beta via marked packages of SOCOM 4, you’ll be getting an early taste, as the beta will be opening at some point August 4th, as posted on the PlayStation Blog.
Two of the game’s five multiplayer modes — Team Deathmatch and Chain Reaction — will be available, along with the ability to level your character up to level 20. Beta players will also have the chance to purchase extra abilities and weapon upgrades, unlock new skins and customize their load-outs. Nifty, eh? But what about for those of us who aren’t PlayStation Plus subscribers? Sadly, we’re going to have to wait. It’s not to say that we won’t get our chance to blow away some Chimera in the public beta, as Insomniac has promised to give us all a chance at the Resistance 3 multiplayer before the game’s September 9th launch. What can you do until then? Well, you can check out our resident Senior Editor Al Zamora whip up some peachy questions for Resistance 3 Lead Designer Drew Murray, or you can twiddle you thumbs and wait. *whispers* I say go for the peachy questions.