Get Resistance 2 Beta Access via Pre-order or Qore; Online Co-op Campaign Uses Multiplayer Maps

By Chris Faylor, Jul 24, 2008 11:16am PDT

Update: Insomniac Games has informed Shacknews that Qore represents "only one way into the public [Resistance 2] beta," which is planned for worldwide availability.

"There will be many ways in, including a pre-order program we'll announce soon that will grant the earliest access to the public beta," noted Insomniac's James Stevenson.

Original Story: The August issue of Sony and Future Publishing's downloadable PlayStation 3 video magazine Qore, priced at $2.99, will contain an exclusive invitation to the online beta for Insomniac's upcoming first person shooter Resistance 2 (PS3).

Resistance 2 is slated to include 60-person online class-based competitive multiplayer and 8-person online cooperative play in addition to the expected single player mode.

The class-based co-op campaign will have players facing off against AI opponents and sub-bosses in the game's multiplayer maps, Insomniac recently confirmed to Shacknews, with players able to unlock new abilities by earning experience.

The beta is slated to begin in late September, going by the Sony-issued mailing that broke the news, though it contained no details on the included modes.

The full version of Resistance 2 hits retailers in November. Qore is released on a monthly basis via the online PlayStation Store, with the next issue due August 7.

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