In a livechat on the PlayStation.Blog yesterday, John Koller revealed an official release date for Resistance: Burning Skies. The fifth chapter in the franchise will invade the PlayStation Vita on May 29th in North America and May 30th in Europe.
Developed by Nihilistic Software (Conan, PlayStation Move Heroes) Burning Skies marks the series’ debut on Sony’s upcoming handheld and is also the first dual-anolog first person shooter to hit the system.
Resistance: Burning Skies pulls you into an entirely new dimension of the Resistance universe.
Set in a tale of survival during the August 1951 Chimeran invasion of the East Coast, you take control of Tom Riley, an everyday firefighter from New Jersey who is thrown headfirst into the teeth of the Chimeran war machine, forcing him to redefine his notions of duty and heroism.
The game been built from the ground-up to take full advantage of the power of the PS Vita, including front and rear touchscreen controls. The touchscreen controls add a whole new dimension to the gameplay, delivering a powerful portable shooter experience.
Check out the official boxart which was also revealed last night.