We've just gotten word that the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Resistance 3 will feature a multiplayer map, designed specifically for 16 players, set in Alice Springs!
According to the PlayStation Blog, Australia has always featured massively in the universe of Resistance 3, so creating a multiplayer map set in Alice Springs made perfect sense.
Today we’re revealing the fourth of our major 16-player maps for Resistance 3. This map brings the fight to the Australian Outback, as the Main Street of Alice Springs, Australia is our latest MP map. Situated in the Northern Territory of Australia, Alice Springs is a sun-baked, dusty, desert town in Australia.
The land down under has always had an interesting place in the lore of Resistance, being the site of a gigantic refugee camp called Avalon One, and for years remaining a safe Haven even as Europe fell. Unfortunately, the enormous amount of refugees strained food supplies, and Civil War erupted in 1952. Eventually, as with everywhere else on the planet, the Chimera arrived. Now the remnants of civilization on the continent fight back in one of the most inhospitable climates to the Chimeran menace.
The design of the map appears to be tailored towards smaller scale, close quarters combat, and looks fantastic. The team has fully integrated the area of Alice Springs into the lore of Resistance's alternative universe, creating a newspaper report to chronicle the history of Alice Springs and how it fits.