Sony has just announced that Resistance: Burning Skies is now available for the PlayStation Vita. Chronicling the initial days of the brutal Chimeran alien invasion along the United States' eastern seaboard, Resistance: Burning Skies brings the console experience home with an FPS experience on Sony's new handheld. Resistance: Burning Skies has dual analog control for precision shooting as well as signature PS Vita controls for added functionality. This includes front and rear touch screens for secondary weapon fire and sprint mechanics and social networking features through the location-based service, ?Near?. In addition to the single-player campaign, Resistance: Burning Skies also supports the first competitive multiplayer shooter for the PS Vita, allowing players to take the fight against the Chimera with them, anytime and anywhere.
"As the first portable system to offer dual analog control, PS Vita is the ideal portable gaming system for shooter fans, as it allows us to deliver a high-quality console-like shooter experience on-the-go," said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SCEA. "Designed from the ground up for PS Vita, we're thrilled to introduce Resistance: Burning Skies as the first true FPS experience on a portable device, leading the way for developers to continue creating new immersive FPS content that can only be found on PS Vita."
Resistance: Burning Skies follows the first-hand account of New York City firefighter Tom Riley, as he experiences the initial days of the assault against humans. After helping the Minute Men safely evacuate the city, Riley then sets off on a journey across the East Coast in search of his wife and daughter; meeting other survivors along the way he quickly finds himself to be an integral part of the battle against the Chimera in a fight to save humanity.
The multiplayer in Resistance: Burning Skies is over a Wi-Fi connection for up to eight players to battle across six diverse environments based on locations from the single-player campaign. There will be three different modes to play with two of them being the classic Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. The third mode will be the Survival mode where you engage in a new last man standing power struggle between humans and the Chimera. Utilizing the built-in matchmaking system you can quickly identify open matches through the Party app to play alongside your PSN friends and communicate with them through voice chat via the built-in microphone or optional headset. There is also the option of virally ?infecting? players with an in-game gift that will award them valuable XP multipliers in multiplayer battles.
Now that the PlayStation Vita has a new game, will you be going out to purchase it? In this increasing age of digital distribution, do you prefer still going to a store like Gamestop to get a physical copy of the game or will you simply download it off of the PlayStation Network?