Punny name aside, this is some killer news. Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition is coming to PC and consoles in Q2. The new version will include completely reworked graphics, including specular maps, improved lighting and shadows, postprocessing and 4K support. THQ Nordic also lists other features like emergent gameplay and strategic destruction, which could just be improvements on gameplay systems in the original game. Hopefully Guerilla's kick ass multiplayer will also get a new lease on life.
Red Faction Guerrilla was one of last gen's true underrated gems. The sheer chaos you could get up to in that game with the fully destructible buildings set it apart from other sandbox games, the weapons were a lot of fun to play around with, and it was one of the few games that made you feel like an actual resistance fighter in some future war. I'm really looking forward to the remastered version.
Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered edition is coming to PC and consoles
Surviving Mars with the aid of a sledgehammer
Vienna/Austria, March 29th, 2018; THQ Nordic Red Faction Guerrilla will be fully re-Mars-tered (pun proudly intended) and released on PC, PlayStation®4 and across the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X in Q2 2018. The game will go by the name of Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered and "destruction" will remain its middle name.
More information on the release date will be announced in due time.
One random yet fun fact about Mars (in real-life): At a height of 25km, Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in the Solar System and is nearly three times as tall as Mount Everest.
About Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to 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. Red Faction: Guerrilla still defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.
Open World Guerrilla Warfare - You decide who, when, where and how to battle. Utilize guerrilla tactics, improvised weaponry, and modified vehicles to lead insurgent attacks on EDF targets. Launch attacks based on your own gameplay style, take on missions in any order you choose, or engage in destructive activities to weaken the EDF's grip on Mars.
Strategic Destruction - Use destruction to your tactical advantage, setting ambushes or chain reaction explosions to attack enemy strongholds and permanently modify the game environment. Leverage fully-dynamic physics-based destruction to improvise on the fly: blow holes in a wall or floor to set an ambush or escape, take out a staircase to stop your pursuers, or drive vehicles through blown out walls.
Evolving & Emergent Gameplay - Carve your path through an ever changing landscape as you improvise your combat tactics - mixing gameplay styles, vehicles, weapons and explosives to defeat the EDF.
Epic Sci-Fi Setting - Explore the huge, unforgiving Martian landscape, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos; then tear through the fully destructible open-world environments swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire.
Multiplayer Combat - There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes.
Fully reworked graphics – Heavily reworked textures and graphic features adding for example specular maps.
Improved shadow rendering
Shader & Postprocessing rework
Native 4k support for the finest up to date mars destruction experience ever
Console platforms: TBD