Resistance: Retribution Multiplayer Showcase


Up to now, Resistance: Retribution hype has centered on the game’s solo experience, amazing visuals, and PS3 interconnectivity features, but remember, multiplayer competition is also going to be a huge part of the experience just like the Syphon Filter titles. With the game less than a month away from launch, Sony has finally decided to let loose with some multiplayer details. R:R will support a maximum of eight players for both local ad-hoc and online infrastructure play, and offer five different modes, including the following:

  • Team Deathmatch: Eliminate the players on the opposing team. The team with the highest score wins.
  • Capture The Flag: Grab the opposing team’s flag and deliver it to your base to score the capture. You flag is required at your base to score.
  • Containment: Capture coolant nodes to overheat and destroy the opposing teams reactor. Controlling both coolant nodes increases the overheat time.
  • Assimilation: The Cloven must eliminate the Maquis forces and assimilate them to their team. The last Maquis to be eliminated ends the round. The player with the highest individual score wins.
  • Free For All: All players are out for themselves. Eliminate the opposition and the player with the highest score wins.
  • Pretty standard modes for a shooter, though Assimilation and Containment sound like interesting variants on the norm.

    Now let’s take a gander at how the mulitplayer looks in action.

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