Insomniac's first-person shooter series has been a staple of our PlaytStation 3 diet for years now. We ploughed hours into Fall Of Man, only to spend a similarly ridiculous amount of time with Resistance 2. But the latest title — Resistance 3 — has been a long-time coming, and that's left us itching for Insomniac's next foray into the alternate history universe.

According to IGN, the wait is nearly over. The site reports that during a Comic-Con panel Insomniac dated the Resistance 3 beta for the first week of August. The beta will be available to SOCOM 4 owners in the US and PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe.

The full game's obviously out in September.

[via uk.ps3.ign.com]