Sony replaces Resistance 3 in 3D TV bundle

The $500 PlayStation television bundle revealed at E3 2011 was originally intended to ship with a fresh copy of Insomniac's upcoming shooter Resistance 3; however, Sony has since changed its mind on the pack-in game.

Rather than include a copy of Resistance 3, Sony has opted to swap the upcoming game MotorStorm Apocalypse, which launched in May.

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Insomniac confirmed the news on its Twitter page earlier today: "For those asking about the 3DTV bundle...Motorstorm: Apocolypse replaced Resistance 3. Sorry for any inconvenience."

Aside from the game change, the rest of the bundle remains the same. It includes a PlayStation-branded, 24" 3D monitor, a single pair of 3D glassed, and an HDMI cable. Also remaining the same? The price. According to Amazon, the bundle will still retail for $499.99.

Resistance 3 is one of Sony's most anticipated titles of the year, so the addition of the game in the hardware bundle seemed to increase the overall value of the package.

MotorStorm Apocalypse received "generally favorable reviews" according to Metacritic; however, failed to reach the top ten in sales during a slow May, according to the NPD Group.

Shacknews has contacted Sony as to why the change was made, but has yet to hear back at the time of publishing.

[via GameSpot]