News: Return to Mars in a third-person view.
After what feels like ages of rumor and speculation, THQ today officially announced the third Red Faction game, Red Faction: Guerrilla for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game is currently on track to be released sometime during THQ's 2009 fiscal year. This would correspond to anytime between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009 on a real calendar with late 2008 being the most likely time.
Red Faction: Guerrilla will return the series to Mars and push it into the third-person for the first time. Yes, Red Faction is going all GTA on us as the game is being described as an "open-world action-shooter."
Once again developed by Volition, Red Faction fans can also look forward to the return of the destructible environments the series is known for and this new take on the franchise's plot:
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 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.?
We'll have more soon.