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Resistance 3 Prequel Novel Set To Release In July

Believe it or not, as hard as it would be, I'd give up my games before I gave up my books.

And if you're a reader and you want to dive into the Chimera-infested world of Resistance, you'll want to pick up the new prequel novel by sci-fi author William C. Dietz. It will "fill in the gaps" concerning the history of the Chimeran invasion, and will offer some explanation as to what happened between R2 and R3. "Resistance: A Hole in the Sky" will follow Resistance 3 protagonist Joseph Capelli after the second adventure ended, where he was only a supporting character. Of course, you'll be able to play as Capelli in the upcoming sequel on September 6, but the book will be on store shelves in July, which gives you plenty of time to read it before the hotly anticipated shooter arrives. By the way, Dietz has also produced "Resistance: The Gathering Storm" and other books based on the Halo, Hitman and Star Wars franchises. Another new Dietz book, based on BioWare's Mass Effect, will release on September 27.

Honestly, you should try to read almost as much as you play. Balance is key in life.

Related Game(s): Resistance 3

Tags: r3, resistance 3, resistance 3 prequel, resistance book

1/25/2011 2:55:02 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

eclipse_gt_00
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 3:22:02 PM
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Soooooooooo Getting it!!!!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 4:21:39 PM
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Well, that's interesting. I guess Halo did it. I think I'll skip it though, my reading and gaming tastes don't always cross each other.

I'm also not interested in Capelli. Nathan Hale, whose namesake must be the Nathan Hale to whom this quote is (probably incorrectly) credited: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country," was the focus of this story. I wanted to keep his story going, nevermind the end of R2, there were ways around that.

I guess that doesn't matter as I can't resist a resistance title anyway.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 10:33:04 AM

I was bummed out a little as well at the ending of R2..Hale brought me into the Resistance world..

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FM23
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 4:34:57 PM
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Never assumed Resistance had enough story to create a novel...I mean RS2 had little to do with a story actually and I never played one, but I can see reading a novel for this...as college has ruined reading for me period. Ever read through a GRE prep book?...life will never be the same.

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Culoslap
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 5:18:32 PM

I can totally empathize. After college I had a hard time getting back into reading for leisure. I'll be picking this book up since I'm most excited for R3 than any other game this year. I know that's saying a lot, too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 5:47:27 PM

I'm back in college after many years and I sympathize.

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FM23
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 6:13:04 PM

It's just hard to read for fun when most of my reading has been forced upon me. I love science courses...just got done with anatomy and there was little to no reading needed to get an A. The most free leisure reading I do involves reading game informer and text in games...lol

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 7:03:25 PM

@FM23

You know, I've actually read the first Resistance novel: The Gathering Storm. It's not the best book I've ever delved into, but it's still pretty decent and it did have at least few chapters that were real page turners for me.

If you're curious you can pick up a used copy for as low as literally $0.01 on amazon (not counting the cost of shipping).

Having said that I myself will probably be picking up this new book at some point.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 8:00:47 AM

LOL.

Try editing for a living for the past 20 years. I was a voracious reader when I was younger, even after college. Then after I started working for Standard & Poor's (my second editing job… there for 15 years next month) editing finance for 40 hours a week something changed. I found it harder and harder to just read for leisure and not mentally edit what I was reading, so I had to stop.

The iPad my wife gave me for Christmas, however, has reignited my love of reading. I’ve been buying up books for my Kindle and iBook apps at an alarming rate. For some reason, I am now able to read for enjoyment again and distance myself from editing the material; the second that starts happening again, however, I am done.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 10:40:29 AM

I'm with you guys. Graduate in June and my eyes need a break..Reading school material just makes me drowsy

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 11:16:31 AM

@ slugga_status

That's good. That means that you can use said material as a sleep aid.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 12:22:22 PM

@ Looking Glass

Man I do that now when I'm all gamed out and can't go right to sleep..works in seconds..literally lol

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 5:47:07 PM
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whats funny is that the majority of my book collection is videogame based

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 6:11:03 PM
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you might want to toss exercise into the balance mix.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 7:54:17 PM
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Well, the majority of my book collection(also VHS & DVD') is mainly biker or biker club's based, dating from current times to all the way back to the early 40's & 50's, some extremely rare.

I also have a decent military book collection(also DVD/VHS) on all the American wars & conflicts.

I also have about another 200 other hardcover books & paperbacks that I won't be keeping after reading, mainly on true crime, horror, Sci-Fi, history, Tom Clancy, adventure, bio's & novels, etc.
And I'll just donate those books right back to my local hospital's charity thrift shop from where I had bought them

But I do have a very tiny, movie-games related book collection that I've recently started too.
So far, I only have...
Halo:Contact Harvest /by Joseph Staten
Resident Evil:Caliban Cove /S.D. Perry
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen /Alan Dean Foster
The DaVinci Code:Quest for Answers /Josh McDowell
The DaVinci CodeBreaker /James L. Garlow.
Myst Solutions /Brady games

Plus I also have a few hundred old but mint, strategy guide books for a lot of my retro games & consoles too.

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TheShadow
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 8:08:30 PM
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Sounds cool, I'll be picking it up

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___________
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 2:12:56 AM
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not that they need it, but it will be nice reading up on the events before R3 finally releases.
i just hope the level design is allot better than 2.
i have played RFOM over 50 times now, and am still not bored of it!
i finished R2 twice so i could get the superhuman difficulty trophy and that was it i was bored shitless!

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slugga_status
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 10:41:25 AM

A lot of people are sleep on RFOM. Was a great launch title

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slugga_status
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 10:44:07 AM
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I'm definitely picking this up. I can't go into R3 with a big gap in not knowing what has happened since the ending of R2 and beginning of R3. I'm sure there's going to be a lot of information that will make sense of the ending events of R2. 2010 was a good year to be a PS3 owner..2011 is looking to be a great year.

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