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Explosive Red Faction franchise bursts onto Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

by Steven Williamson on 22 February 2008, 16:27

Tags: Red Faction: Guerrilla , THQ (NASDAQ:THQI), PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Puzzle

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3rd person, open-world action shooter

THQ has confirmed that they have teamed up with Voilition Inc to bring the next installment of the Red Faction franchise to next-generation consoles and Windows PC in 2009.

The action will take place 50 years after the original Red Faction, will once again be set on Mars and will feature the trademark destruction-based gameplay that fans will know well.

And...guess what? It's going to be another title that will re-define the genre, say THQ.

“Red Faction: Guerrilla expands the signature destruction elements of the series and pushes the boundaries of next-gen gaming on a massive, terra-formed Mars where gamers can literally tear down the enemy EDF presence brick by brick,” said Mike Kulas, president of Volition, Inc. ”With a new 3rd person perspective, a full cover system that allows for guerrilla style tactics and a diverse planet to explore we’re excited to revitalize the gripping world of Red Faction for high-definition platforms.”

Here's the lowdown, as penned by THQ.

Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world action shooter set on Mars, 50 years after the events of the original Red Faction. Players will take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Throughout their fight for freedom, players will carve their own path, wreaking havoc across the vast, open-world environment of Mars, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos.

Utilizing improvised weapons, explosives and re-purposed mining equipment and vehicles, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to tear through fully destructible environments in an unforgiving Martian landscape swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire. Red Faction: Guerrilla will also feature a robust multiplayer component, including several modes focused on destruction-based gameplay.

Red Faction: Guerrilla is due release in 2009 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.


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Ooooo, I wonder what engine they are using.

I remember clocking up the hours on red faction against a mate when it first came out - so much fun.
i too have played both games and thought that the second one was a bit of a let down. I hope thought that this takes full advantage of modern machines
The first game was great but the less said about the second, the better imo. Geo Mod was always a lot of fun.
Yeah I loved the first, but stopped playing the second after about half an hour. Loved playing it split screen on my PS2 with my brother back in the day. One of our favourites was pummeling each other with fusion rockets on the map with two multi-storey forts, kind of like Blood Gulch.