Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Guerilla Set to Redefine Destruction and Open World Gameplay
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AGOURA HILLS, Calif. February 20, 2008 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Volition, Inc.’s critically acclaimed Red Faction® franchise will make its open-world, next-generation debut with Red Faction®: Guerrilla™. Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again re-define the limits of destruction-based game-play. Red Faction: Guerrilla is currently in development for Microsoft Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system, and Windows-based PC, and is scheduled to ship in THQ’s fiscal year 2009.

"Red Faction is one THQ’s most successful and critically acclaimed original franchises to date, with a huge global base of loyal fans waiting to join the new revolution," said Brad Carraway, director of global brand management, THQ. "With the game’s unique pairing of true physics-based destruction, fast-paced guerrilla warfare style combat, and a massive world to explore – Red Faction: Guerrilla will redefine the limits of open-world gaming.”

“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.” 

About Red Faction: Guerrilla

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. Currently in development for Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PLAYSTATION 3, and Windows PC, Red Faction: Guerrilla is expected to ship to retailers worldwide in THQ’s fiscal year 2009.
Editor's Comments: Wow, did I just read it say Third Person Shooter? Didn't expect that. Bit of a gamble... Could it pay off? Only time will tell.


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Comment #1 by opiate
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 05:02:59 PM
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Comment #2 by dakisbac
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 05:06:38 PM
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Comment #3 by jorGe62990
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 05:13:37 PM
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The first red faction was pretty good so let's hope this one lives up to its name, although third person might totally change the feeling of the game

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Comment #4 by ImmortalLeoman
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 05:14:57 PM
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Red Faction in 3rd person just dosent sound right.

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Comment #5 by JamesSoprano
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 05:36:11 PM
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i agree with Comment #4 .. 3rd person doesn't sound right .. if anything they should make it so you can change your views from 3rd person to 1st person. the first was not bad but the 2nd was ok too ...

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Comment #6 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 06:03:07 PM
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I didnt really get into red faction too much,but would give this one a look

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Comment #7 by pezjono
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 06:03:25 PM
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I just about fell out of my chair when I read 3rd person!

I loved the first Red Faction, liked the second, I just hope they don't mess up the third!

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Comment #8 by lilsypha
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 06:07:24 PM
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3rd person would be awesome.

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Comment #9 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 06:31:34 PM
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I presume the 3rd person aspect is to get the best out of the destructible environments... But isn't it a little Mercenaries then?

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Comment #10 by mojo593
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 07:09:47 PM
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I loved playing split screen multiplayer on Red Faction back when it first came out. I am sure it will be a good game.

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Comment #11 by Damebag666
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 07:10:44 PM
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im quite looking forward to this actually.the only thing thats puzzling me a lil bit is why third person?im hopping it'll be good though :) just a bit skeptical because its in third person. actually thinking about it,there was that unreal game which was in third person and that was awesome,so who knows,maybe this will be awesome too :)

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Comment #12 by genosox
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 07:54:43 PM
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I love the first 2 games, but the multiplayer was the best component. It make me a little nervous that it's in 3rd person.

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Comment #13 by BTHR Zero X
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 08:27:57 PM
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the first 2 Red Factions were fantastic i just hope this 3rd person on can keep up my expectations

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Comment #14 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 11:53:14 PM
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Red Faction is not a bad game actually, I might check this one out.

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Comment #15 by puma
Thursday, February 21, 2008 @ 05:05:54 AM
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hopefully this doesnt suck like the seconds red faction. i looooooved the first one and was let down with the second. kind of worried about the 3rd person aspect though.

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Volition Inc.


US June 02, 2009
Europe June 05, 2009

ESRB: Mature
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