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Resistance 2 And Retribution: PS3/PSP Connectivity Features

From the start, Sony has talked about enhancing the connectivity between the PS3 and PSP, and they've been true to their word thus far. Perhaps the best example of that goal has just arrived, thanks to a recent post by co-director of SCEA's Bend Studio John Garvin over at the official PlayStation blog.

After Resistance: Retribution was unveiled for the PSP back at E3, a lot of people have been asking: will there be a connectivity feature between Retribution and the PS3's Resistance 2? As Garvin says, the answer is a definitive "yes." You will indeed be able to connect the two using a USB cable, and when you do, you'll want to go into the R2 options screen. You will see an option to "Infect your PSP!" and while it sounds bad, it's not. Doing this will give you "an alternate story within our alternate history," where a "different version" of the Chimeran virus comes into play. And it doesn't end there; the team is implementing something called PSP Plus, which quite simply allows you to play Retribution with the Dual Shock 3 controller! When you utilize this feature, the aim assist is taken off to "increase the challenge level of the game," but the vibration option is supported. This is some seriously cool stuff, and more incentive to own both titles, and of course, both platforms in question.

If you want to read more, head on over and drink in the full description for each feature. Resistance fans just got a serious boost, didn't they? Just remember that Resistance 2 is scheduled to come out on November 4, but Retribution won't arrive until next year.

Related Game(s): Resistance: Retribution, Resistance 2

10/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Daedusian
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:19:31 AM
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Geez Insomniac! They're like the friggin energizer bunny. They just keep supporting Sony day after day. Keep it up!

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www
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 12:14:55 PM

True dat! and their games provide sophisticated weapons dat could splatter any bomboclaaaat.

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pavlovic
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:23:33 AM
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This is awsome. I like TPS on the PSP and with an enaced experience should be great. I'm getting both games

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jonny_bolton
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:39:25 AM
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Ive been waiting for good PS3/PSP connectivity since Socom 3 and Socom:Fire Team Bravo!

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mk ultra
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:49:44 AM
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Thats pretty damn sweet. It would be sick if you could do something like this for GoW:CoO as well. As good as that game was, I certainly missed a God of War with no right analog stick or rumble feature.

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sharpiro
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 12:03:07 PM
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thuz cool, it will make stuff much easier.

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dbyzforce
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 3:40:22 PM
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And this why Insomniac deserves our money. They Actually work hard to make best gaming experience on our platforms, and do an amazing job. Unlike certain developers I will not name..... Plus nice they are actually using cross connectivity with ps3 and psp toenhance game experience..

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Joe_III
Friday, October 10, 2008 @ 4:07:10 PM

Personally I hate when devs crossplatform IPs. Hated it when Square took Kingdom Hearts to the DS, hated it when Nintendo took Pokemon to the N64, Hated it when Bungie decided to wait on Halo 3 for the 360, etc.
When doing a single story, try to keep that story on a single platform instead of forcing consumers to buy new hardware.

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shaydey77
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 4:21:03 PM
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Insomniac and Naughty Dog still my favourite Developers.

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Jed
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 5:03:09 PM
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Insomniac is great. I hope more devs follow soit.

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jane
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 1:48:29 AM
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What do YOU think about the Resistance Retribution featured weapon of the week? Check out what developers are saying at www.myspace.com/pspresistance http://tr.im/hu8K

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