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'Red Faction II' (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT

THQ Inc. today announced that development on its highly anticipated action title, Red Faction II for the PlayStation2 is complete. Created exclusively for PlayStation 2 by THQ's Volition studio, Red Faction II is the sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original game franchises of 2001. 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 of the original game with non-stop action, highly detailed graphics, new multi-player options and an engaging storyline. Red Faction II is scheduled to ship on October 16.
Red Faction II has been receiving high praise from both videogame and mainstream press in recent weeks:
  • 4.5 out of 5 "... you should definitely sign on for this revolution." - GamePro
  • "...addictive, seat-of-your-pants, adrenaline pumping action..." -Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • "Red Faction II shapes up to be a top release for the holidays. Proven to be a solid choice the first time around, Volition's favorite creation is going to be a hot one." - PlayStation Magazine
  • "...the single-player shooter to beat." - IGN.com
  • "With the help of Geo-Mod technology, Red Faction II takes first-person shooter thrills to a new level." - Cinescape Magazine
  • "...bigger, badder and just plain better than the original in every way." - GameSpy

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 the official website.

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