September is almost here, which means it’s almost “holiday” video game season. From now until Christmas, the games industry will be turning to its big-gun blockbuster titles – which, like Hollywood, are almost inevitably sequels – to make a good chunk of its annual revenue.
One of the first big blockbusters to kick the season off will be Resistance 3, a first-person shooter for the PlayStation 3. The Resistance series is set an alternative version of Earth in the 1950s, where a bunch of alien creatures called the Chimera have invaded. The third iteration, which is sure to be a big hit, hits stores on Sept. 6.
I spoke to Marcus Smith, the series’ creative director from Insomniac Games, at a launch event in Toronto on Wednesday. Here’s a snippet of that interview, wherein Smith discussed how the new game is a “greatest hits” package of the previous two: