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THQ Announces 'Red Faction II' At E3

by Patrick on May 13, 2002 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT

THQ Inc. announced that it will unveil "Red Faction II" at the (E3) in Los Angeles on May 22. Developed exclusively for the PS2 by THQ's studio, Volition, "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 and technology of the original game with more blistering action, highly detailed graphics, new multi-player options and an engaging storyline. "Red Faction II" is scheduled to release in holiday 2002.

"After selling more than one million units of the original `Red Faction' worldwide, we are very excited to be delivering a sequel that builds upon the first game in every possible facet for this holiday season," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "With an enhanced Geo-Mod engine, a multiple ending storyline and all new weapons of mass destruction, `Red Faction II' continues THQ's strategy of building upon original brands that are developed by our internal studios."

"As players will see at this year's E3, the enhancements we've made to the Geo-Mod engine and the additional gameplay elements in `Red Faction II' will make this one of the most anticipated PlayStation 2 releases of 2002," said Mike Kulas, president, Volition. "Not only will players be involved in non-stop action and the ability to completely interact with the game world, they will also experience a complex storyline that will have them captivated until the very last scene."

About "Red Faction II"

Developed by THQ's studio, Volition, "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" expands and 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. 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.

The worldwide debut of the "Red Faction II" trailer, along with more information on the game, will be available on the official Red Faction II website beginning the morning of Wednesday, May 15.

About Volition

Located in Champaign, Illinois, Volition is one of THQ's premier internal game development studios responsible for high-end creations on next generation systems and PC. Its credits include the best-selling "Red Faction," "Summoner," the acclaimed "Freespace" and "Freespace 2," as well as the award-winning "Descent" and "Descent 2" as a part of Parallax Software.

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