In Resistance: Fall of Man, players battled the Chimera in Britain as part of a large and relatively intact military force. Resistance 2 saw Hale come to the US to protect his home ground. Resistance 3 will be shaking things up in terms of story. The conflict with the Chimera can barely even be called a war anymore. It's now more of an extermination. The United States military is in shambles, and the only hope for humanity lies in small bands of people operating under their own will and command.