Pre-order sales for Sony Corp.’s Resistance 3 for the Playstation 3 ranked in the top 35 this week at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online division this week amid strong pre-sale demand.

This week, the Resistance 3 standard SKU ranked as the No. 33 best-selling pre-order product at

Sony this week said the Multiplayer Beta for Resistance 3 for the Playstation 3 will invade the Playstation Network in Aug.

Multiplayer Beta modes will include Team Deathmatch and Chain Reaction.

Resistance 3 will be sold Sept. 6, 2011 at U.S. retail.

The title will include a full campaign mode and new two-player online and split-screen co-op functionality.

The final game will include new weapon upgrades and new enemies.

The competitive multiplayer mode will include human vs. Chimera battles in deathmatch and objective-based modes. Users can spend earned points to customize loadouts, including new personal and support abilities.

Support abilities include the Bubble Shield, Ammo Beacon to give ammo to teammates, and Radar Beacon to enhance the team’s radar.

Tactical abilities include Doppelganger to project an image distraction and Dash for a speed burst to evade enemy attacks.

Customers who pre-order the title at Inc. will receive access to the Air Fuel Grenade to release a large cloud of flammable vapor in the Resistance 3 single-player campaign.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. customers who pre-order will receive a set of five custom name titles which yield exclusive multiplayer PSN tags.

GameStop Corp. customers will receive a necklace of Chimera teeth and a multiplayer booster to Level 5.

The prior installment, Resistance 2, was released in Nov. 2008.

Resistance: Fall of Man was a launch title offering in Nov. 2006.

Sony in May began sale of the PS3 160GB Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle, which includes the PS3 160GB hardware, a copy of Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Pack, and a Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

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