Red Faction III blasts to 360, PS3, PC

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Although publishers typically promote their upcoming games by showing them off at gaming events, arranging for preview coverage, or just blasting out press releases, news of THQ's soon-to-be-resuscitated Red Faction franchise has been emerging primarily from the publisher's investor-focused conference calls.

A return of the franchise--which hasn't been seen since Red Faction II launched on the PC in April of 2003--was first hinted at to investors in a conference call. Weeks later, a new Red Faction was then explicitly mentioned by management in a conference call. Months later, the publisher brought the project up again in a conference call.

Today, THQ CEO Brian Farrell brought up the new Red Faction in yet another conference call. The executive promised that more on the game would be shown in the coming weeks, but he did drop a few additional details today. Referring to it as "Red Faction III" for the first time, Farrell said it is being made by THQ's Volition Studios for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. As one would expect, it will bring back the series' hook of interactive environments, using the power of the new consoles and PCs to incorporate "more exciting destruction technology."

As for when gamers can expect to blast through Red Faction III, THQ is planning the game for its fiscal 2009, which runs from April 2008 through March 2009.

Discussion

217 comments
coppcole
coppcole

saodage how can u get a free copy ive bein playing it for 3 years so how can u get a free copy come back to me please thanks

greyzhaze
greyzhaze

Whats up with making it 3rd Person???? WTF? Just so that the player can experience how the world falls to pieces and sees more? Okay... right? 1st person brings the level of detail higher and makes for more personal battles and explosive romps. Come now.... dont break the FPS formula boys.

saodage
saodage

I've been playing RF2's multiplayer for the last 5 years - Its that awesome!! [which means i get a free copy]

SephirothDude88
SephirothDude88

Can't wait for this game. i dont yet have a PS3 but plan on buying one with my Tax Return. Although i believe they need to really do a great job, better than red faction 1 and red faction 2 to compete with Resistance Fall Of Man for the PS3. As my best friend owns a PS3 ive had a chance to play this great FPS. now i dont doubt that as long as RF3 has internet play that me and my 2 friends will be on it destroying everyone. but how good we are at the game doesnt determine its greatness.

JDaleMoney
JDaleMoney

right on Richterman thats whati enjoyed playing split screen with bots and friends i may pick this game up after it comes out to see how it looks on the next gen-consloes

Richterman
Richterman

Yeah, I'd have to agree. I'll admit Rf2 has grown on me a little over the years but I really have only come to enjoy the multiplayer with bots/friends. The rest of the game pretty much sucks balls as you say. It was a major disappointment to those that survived mine M4. Back on Mars, Multiplayer no doubt; they wouldn't f-up twice. I loved RF 1 and hope the best for 3. Bringing back Dan Wentz for the music would be great! Still have those free mp3's from the Red Faction site before it shut down.

somestupidloser
somestupidloser

I'm VERY glad that they are making it more along the lines of the original... The lack of totally destructible environments in the second crippled it significantly so, that it felt like just another boring shooter. Just face it, Red Faction 2 sucked balls.

NanoElite666
NanoElite666

Red Faction coming to the PS3/X360? Hell yeah! This is something to look forward to! :D

bens_so_cool
bens_so_cool

F'n EH!!!!!!!!! i love the red factions I'm stoked how about youz?

ghost867
ghost867

So... how is this going to stand up to Fracture? Cause they seem like very similar games to me. Personally, I think Red Faction will have the edge, but we'll see.

SHO_ONE
SHO_ONE

I have wondered what had taken them so long to come out with part 3! The original 2 were just awesome! Thank God for this..... I'm not crying.. just something in my eye is all..... Doen't judge me!!! :P

raverrozza
raverrozza

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raverrozza
raverrozza

red faction 1 was a good game but i was not fond of red faction 2 at all.

d3f1anc3
d3f1anc3

Red Faction was awasome, I loved blowing up the game world around me to get to other players and destroy them.

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

i can not wait for it;RF1&2 were perfect in past;it must be too;if the makers can perform the previous gameplay and graphic;

kollac
kollac

i rock out red faction 2 with my brother in ps2 a very complete game in all categories

God_father_87
God_father_87

hope fully this sequel is better than the Red faction 2 as I loved Red Faction 1.

edub272
edub272

the destruction will probly be at least as good as the new battlefield: bad company game which will be similar in that most everything is destructable including walls and floors.

FAcorp
FAcorp

ahh,,,Red faction those were the good days.:)

NyGin07
NyGin07

the first Red faction was great even if it was only two players

Cerebyss
Cerebyss

ahh yes... Red Faction II brings back memories of calling in sick to work, surviving on pizza pockets, smoking waaaaaaay too much and blasting the hell out of my buddies in deathmatch play.

nobeaner
nobeaner

YES!!!! I can't wait for an upgraded geomod technology!

Unknown_Legend
Unknown_Legend

Go Red Faction III ! Dude, KittenNipples is one funny ass name.

bertm1975
bertm1975

I hope its as fun as the first one. I loved blowing throw walls and floors to escape. I hope the third one will bring back the massive destruction of the first game.

-BC-Soldier91
-BC-Soldier91

Awesome! The first one was the best and the second one was sort of lacking in destruction but still good. I remember playing multiplayer and blasting the environment to pieces, it was awesome.

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

The first was great. I never beat the second but in the time I played it I didn't like it. (Or know how it was connected to the first one) The third better be good lol

nicky0915
nicky0915

I'm really looking forward to this loved both red factions!

mmogoon
mmogoon

Been waiting for this for ages.

predator86
predator86

I remember spending the entire summer of 2001 playing Red Faction's multiplayer with friends, and drilling tunnels in the maps with the Rocket Launcher. Or putting C4 on the bots' backs. Seeing how far we could push the limits of the engine was fun back in the day.

getbent57
getbent57

Cool. Red Faction was the first game I bought when i got my PS2 .

edub272
edub272

i like rf II a lot but rf III is gonna need some online multiplayer for me to buy it

budboarder
budboarder

I liked the first 2 games, good FPS games, though i bought them late and got them on the discount shelf. I hope the new systems can put this game above mediocre.

franwex
franwex

I actually enjoyed both Red Factions! I dug the 1st one's story and the 2nds multiplayer (has some of the best maps in fps history...no seriously it really does!)

mrkame16
mrkame16

THQ's Volition Studios Did good with Saints row, even if it was a GTA ripoff, If they take thier time and polish the graphics and game play it just turn out to be a good game.

zeroth404
zeroth404

Red Faction 1 was spectacular. the sequel was a heaping pile of crap. I'm not looking forward to a third.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I wonder if they have improved GeoMod tech since back then. No longer can we dig a 10 foot deep hole into a 6" thick wall?

nvngsunweird
nvngsunweird

Today is the Spring Festival in China!!! I'm very happy!!!!!

louzero
louzero

Hopefully RF (which yes did have flaws, but the GEOmod kicked ass) will come out and destroy Halo. Then we can break into Halo fan's houses and steal their childrens milk money! Yes....then its agreed!

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

Great. The first one was pretty good, but I never got around to playing the second. Looking forward to this.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

I actually enjoyed the first two Red Faction games.

go5u
go5u

lol Dreski83 your a Gaming nub. Volition where behind the original Red Faction 1 + 2 To be quite honest apart from the Deformable Geometry they where pale and weak titles.

Dreski83
Dreski83

I'm not sure... I would assume the game is nothing more than another FPS (which is played out right now) but since its being worked on by Volition Studios, the people who did Saints Row... maybe they might change it up for the better :roll:

Ricksterlau
Ricksterlau

The Geo-Mod gameplay made the original Red Faction a memorable and an amazing FPS to play. No game back then or even now has attempted such a level of destruction of in-game demolition. And like many people would agree, the sequal Red Faction 2 was abysmal. Nothing like the original but instead with linear gameplay levels. I honestly don't know why they deviated from their original blueprint so much. Let's hope Red Faction 3 is like the first one!

CreepyBacon
CreepyBacon

Lets hope it's more like the first and not that crap fest of a sequel