Per James Stevenson (Community Relations Manager, Insomniac Games) today:
Hey everyone, we’re very happy to share some news today about our upcoming collector’s edition version of Resistance 2, as well as shed some light on the long-anticipated Public Beta program.
First up: the collector’s edition - everyone at Insomniac and Sony is excited to be bringing this special edition of the game to participating retailers. You voted on the cover for the game disc inside the box, but what else will you get inside?
*A copy of Resistance 2 with special edition cover artwork selected by the fans
*An exclusive Chimeran Hybrid action figure with Bullseye, created by DC Unlimited
*A double-sided hard-cover Resistance 2 art book covering war-torn America from two unique perspectives
*Exclusive in-game HVAP Wraith multiplayer weapon skin
The collector’s edition also contains a bonus DVD that includes:
*Exclusive behind the scenes video, "America Forever Lost", chronicling the making of Resistance 2
*A Digital copy of Issue #0 of the Resistance comic book series published by Wildstorm.
*A preview into the upcoming Resistance novel, "Resistance: The Gathering Storm" by science fiction author William Dietz.
*"Shattered History" Resistance timeline movie- providing a story overview from the earliest days of the Chimera invasion to the beginning of Resistance 2.
It makes up what we think is a pretty cool package for fans of Resistance, and it will be available for $79.99. It is a limited release though, so I highly recommend you pre-order! This brings me to another point: the Public Beta.
We are excited to announce the Public Beta will begin in early October, and premier access to the beta can be obtained in North America by pre-ordering the game from a GameStop retail store or online at www.gamestop.com. In addition, Qore annual subscribers will receive premier access to the beta.
Now if you’d like to apply for the open access period of the public beta, you can visit http://beta.myresistance.net/apply. Folks that have purchased Qore Episode 3 will be given the beta during the open access period as well.
I know many of our friends outside of North America read this blog. Don’t worry! The plans for the Public Beta will be communicated on a more local level, but will generally involve pre-order and/or application programs.
That’s a lot of info for one blog post, and if you have questions, you can put them in the thread below and Bryan Intihar and I will be around to answer. Looking forward to fragging - I mean seeing - you online in October! More PlayStation 3 News...