The games for the Playstation Vita are really starting to pick up! Today over at the European Playstation Blog, we got to learn more sweet details on the multiplayer aspect of the Resistance game for the Vita.
Resistance: Burning Skies features an all new campaign set in the world of Resistance. It also offers a multiplayer experience that includes up to 4 v. 4 combat, a full leveling up system, and the ability to modify and customize your weapons.
Resistance: Burning Skies is set for a worldwide release on May 30th, 2012. It is being designed by Nihilistic Studios which was founded in March 1998 and is responsible for titles such as: Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, Conan, Zombie Apocalypse, and PlayStation Move Heroes.
This is what the developers of the game, Nhilistic Studios, had to say:
We at Nhilistic Software are excited to finally be able to pull the wraps off of Resistance: Burning Skies, coming May 30th for the Playstation Vita.
In addition to its all new single player campaign, Burning Skies features an online (via Wi-Fi) multiplayer in which you and up to seven of your friends can compete over the PlayStation Network! We know you’ve all been asking about multiplayer in Burning Skies, so please enjoy the first look at it in this new trailer.
When designing Resistance: Burning Skies, our goal was to bring the high-quality console experience to a handheld, and thanks to the power of the Vita, we’ve ended up with an unprecedented mobile FPS experience. Experience the Dual Analog Sticks for precision aiming, Touch screen interactivity for precise and quick Secondary Weapon fires, and portable Online connectivity.
We’ve just featured something in NYC event showing off some of the cool things we’re doing with online:
-8 player multiplayer – small games feature intense 2 vs. 2 combat and large games going all the way up to 4 on 4 action. Choose between Quick Match: a fast and easy way to get up and playing immediately or Party with Friends: use the Vita’s cross-game Party application and Party up with friends to join private matches and take advantage of Party with voice chat.
-Rank Up! – Killing enemies and winning matches is the easiest way to earn XP and Rank Up. Be rewarded with bonus XP for your daring feats of skill. For Example, you may find yourself well rewarded for killing multiple enemies with a skilled grenade toss. Unlock all your favorite weapons and upgrades from the story campaign as you Rank up.
-Modify & customize your weapons – Upgrades you purchase can be slotted and unslotted from weapons at will, with some even giving your weapons a distinctive visual look. Purchase upgrades for weapons that best suit your personal playstyle. For example, the fan favorite Bullseye can be upgraded with Explosive Tag – which gives your Bullseye Tags and extra explosive kick. But keep in mind if you’re killed, your enemies may pick up your upgraded weapons and use them against you.
Online play in Resistance: Burning Skies will feature three game modes – Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and a very unique third mode which we’ll be revealing next week. There will be six playable maps, taking you everywhere from the streets of Staten Island to the docks of Bayonne. You’ll be able to vote prior to each match, allowing you to take the battle between the humans and Chimera to a variety of locales from the game.
Connect with the PlayStation community via Wi-Fi and 3G through social features including leaderboards and “near”, PlayStation Vita’s location based service. Through “near”, Resistance: Burning Skies introduces a new social perk awarding players valuable XP multipliers to carry into multiplayer battle.
Stay tuned for more details.