Number of Players
1 (Single Player) (8 Player Online)
Release Date

PlayStation Vita

  • US 29th May 2012
  • EU 1st Jun 2012


  • Review Resistance: Burning Skies (PlayStation Vita)

    Axed at the knee

    Insomniac Games left a strong lasting mark when it stepped away from its Resistance series after the atmospheric and emotionally gripping Resistance 3. With Insomniac Games now hard at work exploring new avenues for us to enjoy, Nihilistic Software has stepped in to send us back into the Chimeran infested world once again, with the...

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Resistance: Burning Skies News

  • News Sony Reloads Resistance: Burning Skies Launch Trailer


    You no longer have an excuse for not cleaning the dust off your latest expensive handheld purchase – Resistance: Burning Skies has finally arrived. Ok, so technically it’s not out in Europe until later in the week, but you get the idea. In order to celebrate the first fully functioning handheld shooter’s launch, Sony has fired a...

  • News New Resistance: Burning Skies Screens Show Scale

    Pesky sea monsters

    If you were worried that upcoming PlayStation Vita spin-off Resistance: Burning Skies might sacrifice some of the series' trademark scale in order to fit onto its new portable home, you can stop. Sony's released a selection of brand new screenshots showing off one of the shooter's gigantic boss battles. Looks stunning, doesn’t...

  • News Spread the Chimeran Virus with Resistance: Burning Skies

    Boost your XP

    Resistance: Burning Skies may be the first fully featured first-person shooter to grace a handheld console, but the PlayStation Vita is capable of doing so much more. Chatting on the Australian arm of the PlayStation Blog, producer Frank Simon has revealed a little more about the shooter’s Near-based social networking functionality...

  • News New Resistance: Burning Skies Features Trailer Reloads

    Portable shooting redefined

    Resistance: Burning Skies is breaking a lot of ground for a portable game. To our knowledge it’s the first handheld shooter to feature full dual-analogue controls and console quality multiplayer. In order to highlight the game’s achievements, Sony has released a brand new trailer showing off the game’s headline...

  • News Try to Survive in Resistance: Burning Skies

    Last man standing

    When Nihilistic Software lifted the lid on Resistance: Burning Skies’ multiplayer, it primarily focused on the game’s Deathmatch variants. Now it has revealed the Vita exclusive’s third and final multiplayer mode: Survival. The mode works a little like a deadly game of Tag. The eight-player playlist puts six players in charge...

  • News Get the Lowdown on Resistance: Burning Skies' Multiplayer

    Connected chaos

    Resistance: Burning Skies doesn’t appear to be particularly ambitious – but as the first fully featured handheld multiplayer shooter, competence should prove more than enough. In this brand new PlayStation Blog interview, producer Craig Phillips has provided a full run-down of the multiplayer component’s primary features. Modes...

  • News Sony Deploys First Resistance: Burning Skies Multiplayer Details

    Eight-player frag fest

    The PlayStation Vita will finally get its first taste of competitive FPS action next month, when Resistance: Burning Skies launches worldwide. Following a slight hiccup on the official PlayStation website earlier in the month, Sony’s finally raised the curtain on the spin-off shooter’s multiplayer component in a

  • News Sony Reveals Multiplayer Details for Resistance: Burning Skies

    Competitive gunplay for up to eight players

    If there’s one thing missing from the PlayStation Vita’s current software offering, it’s a competitive first-person shooter. Thankfully it looks like Nihilistic Software’s Resistance: Burning Skies is set to fill that void in May. The spin-off shooter’s website has been updated with some new...

  • News Resistance: Burning Skies Trailer Lights Up

    Isn't futile

    Your first look at footage of Resistance: Burning Skies on PS Vita is right below these very words. Nihilistic's shooter is heading for release at the end of May, with more details to be revealed next month including the first information on its multiplayer mode. Until then get watching the video below and see how many new weapons and...

  • News Look to the Resistance: Burning Skies on 29th May

    Hot date

    Not content with launching a stack of Vita games in the next few weeks, Sony's already looking ahead to the release of Resistance: Burning Skies, with global release dates before the end of May. North American Vita owners can face off against the Chimera on 29th May, while Europe gets it 24 hours later on 30th May. Interestingly these are...

About The Game

You are the Resistance on PlayStation Vita.

Experience day one of the Chimera invasion of the United States of America through the eyes of everyday hero and New York City fireman, Tom Riley.

Take part in action packed multiplayer battles via PlayStation Network with up to seven of your friends.

Play Resistance in an entirely new way using a range of the PlayStation Vita system’s capabilities.

Product Description

Set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, the Chimera attack on America has just begun. New Jersey firefighter Tom Riley, responds to a routine 911 call and comes face-to-face with the brutal Chimera in the initial days of their invasion on the east Coast of the US. He is separated from his wife and daughter and takes up arms against the Chimera to find them.
Being a firefighter, Riley can never stand idly by when people are in peril and there are several moments in the game where the player will be faced with situations where they can perform selfless acts of bravery in order to rescue people from the Chimeran hoard.

New enemies: The relentless enemy of humanity returns with classic enemies such as the Grunt Hybrid, Advanced Hybrid, Scout Hybrid, Leaper, Leecher, Drone, Steelhead and Grim. Resistance: Burning Skies also features new Chimera classes in the form of the Impaler and Executioners.

Hybrid weaponry: 4 Returning Resistance Firearms, the Bullseye, Carbine, Auger and SixEye, each with PlayStation Vita secondary fire mechanics. As well as all-new weapon types, the Chimeran Chaingun (Mauler), new Shotgun (Mule), Hunter Burst rifle, Rocket Launcher (Swaarm) and Riley's Fireaxe. The title also features a new customise & levelling system for human and alien weaponry using greytech, changing gameplay style in both single and multiplayer modes.

Revolutionary control: Dual Analog support brings the console shooter experience to the handheld for the very first time with precision aiming and navigation. Utilise the front and rear touch screens to select weapons, melee attack, interact with environments and throw grenades and other projectiles with ultimate precision.

Wi-Fi multiplayer support