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