THQ ANNOUNCES RED FACTION II FOR GAMECUBE, XBOX AND PC
Critically Acclaimed Action Game Scheduled to Ship In March 2003
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. – January 13, 2003 – THQ® Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) today announced that its critically acclaimed action game Red Faction® II will be coming to Nintendo® GamecubeTM, the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft and PC in March. Featuring an enhanced Geo-ModTM engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction II expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with blistering action, an engaging storyline, highly detailed graphics and a number of multi-player options.
Originally developed for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system by THQ's Volition® studio, these new versions of Red Faction II will feature a number of enhancements and improvements. The Gamecube version, being developed by THQ's Cranky Pants GamesTM studio, will feature custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the Gamecube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, being developed by THQ's Outrage® Games studio, will include increased texture resolution, and exclusive multiplayer maps and character models.
"We are very pleased to be bringing an original, internally developed brand like Red Faction II to Gamecube, Xbox and PC," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "In addition to groundbreaking Geo-Mod technology, Red Faction II offers gamers a complete entertainment experience with new enhancements and improvements that take advantage of each system's respective hardware."
About Red Faction II
Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction II builds upon the experience and technology of the original game. Players will defend their country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specialized in their own means of destruction. Tasked with completing multiple mission objectives in a number of diverse levels, players will have a number of vehicles and an arsenal of powerful weapons at their disposal in a rampage to overthrow the government. Red Faction II features actor Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens, Millennium) as the voice of squad leader Molov. Refined graphics, enhanced enemy AI and dynamic environments are also featured in Red Faction II along with four-player split screen action including customizable computer opponents.
For more information, artwork and to view weekly updates on the game's development please visit www.redfaction2.com.