Resistance: Burning Skies is a first-person shooter video game for the PlayStation Vita set in the Resistance universe. The game was developed by Nihilistic Software and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in June 2012. It was formally announced on August 17, 2011, at GamesCom. In the game, players control the character of Tom Riley, a firefighter who fights against an enemy called the Chimera during their invasion of the United States.PremiseIn August 14, 1951, one month after the liberation of the United Kingdom, the Chimera attacked the east coast of the United States. New York fireman Tom Riley is caught in the middle of the conflict. In spite of the fact that he fights against the Chimera, he only has a desire to find and rescue his family caught in the middle of the invasion.PlotThe story begins with Tom Riley, along with Engine 174, driving through Staten Island. They arrive in a power station that is caught on fire. They enter the station and Tom is separated from his fellow firemen after accidentally falling into the lower levels of the station through a broken floor. As Tom works his way back up, he sees one of the firemen being attacked and killed by Longlegs. Tom is forced to fight his way out of the station and rescue one of his fellow firemen.Once outside, Tom learns that the Chimeran invasion is in full swing. Riley then makes his way through the city, eventually picking up a broadcast asking him to assist with the evacuation. Tom then follows the directions given by the broadcast, eventually meeting up with a woman named Ellie Martinez, the leader of the self-titled Minutemen. Then, with the support of Ellie and her ally Mac, Tom shoots his way to a highway bridge where Tom reunites with his wife, Natalie, and daughter, Rachel. Tom then sends his family to safety, promising to find them. As more Chimera show up, Riley is forced to stay behind with Ellie to buy the survivors some time. Along the way, Tom and Ellie come across a mysterious shipment in a military truck called Gray Tech, which demonstrates the capabilities of upgrading their weapons. It is revealed that the shipment was being sent to Richard Gorrell. They are again attacked by Chimeran ground forces but Tom and Ellie defeat them. Before they could leave the highway however, an Executioner attacks them. Tom and Ellie able to destroy the Executioner and escape from bombardment of Spires and Crawlers.