If you have been following the series, this time Resistance 3 will be following Joseph Capelli instead of Nathan Hale, since Nathan ended up being executed by the end of Resistance 2. The game will take place in America, August of 1957, a few years after the end of its predecessor. In Resistance 3, Joseph has decided to start a new life and a new family, however the Chimera has destroyed most of the US causing him to struggle to keep his wife Sarah and young son together.
At this point the Chimera has taken control over the human race and has turned the few healthy survivors into cannibalism, due to the lack of food and other resources. In order to survive, Joseph travels to main cities in the United States and meets fellow human survivors along the way. Among those he meets, Dr. Fyodor Malinov delivers hope of destroying the Chimera so Joseph is forced to leave his family and journeys from Oklahoma to New York city in hope to destroy the impending menace.
As far as the gameplay, compared with its predecessor, Resistance 3 will focus on more organized multiplayer modes that will feature a progression-based experience. For the story mode, Resistance 3 will allow co-operative gameplay or split-screen campaign. It has been reported that there will be no 8-player co-op such as the one available in Resistance 2.
The game will be powered by InsomniacGames' fifth generation Playstation 3 technology and will see a mixture of old and new weapons, which will include weapons such as the Magnum, the Bullseye, Shotgun and Carbine among others that Resistance fans are already familiar with. Some other weapons will cause "splash" damage as well as a grenade that will release nails when it explodes. Since the game is located in a decadent world, its protagonists will be forced to gather whatever scrap they can to get to assemble their weapons.
With all of its new features and strong storyline, Resistance 3 will try to deliver a new First Person Shooter experience. However, only time will tell if the game will actually achieve this goal and creates a new hit for the PS3.