Red Faction Guerrilla Remastered Brings 4K Destruction
Visit interesting planets. See beautiful vistas. Destroy them.
THQ Nordic has announced a remaster of the 2009 action game Red Faction Guerrilla, coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The updated version will sport the pun-tastic name Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered when it comes in Q2 of this year.
The overhaul is primarily visual, with reworked textures, lighting, shadow rendering, and post-processing. It also adds 4K support for that ultra-high-res dusty Mars charm. The core gameplay hasn't been changed, which means it still has an appetite for destruction. Guerrilla became known primarily as a physics playground, with structures that can be dismantled by sledgehammer, vehicle, or explosive device.
In the GameSpot review, Randolph Ramsay gave credit to the satisfying "thunk" of destruction even after hearing it hundreds of times, as watching structures crumble was really the hook. While the story was weak, it made up for it with the sandbox elements. Guerrilla was enough of a hit to warrant a sequel, Armageddon, which was also fairly well-received.
Nordic Games rebranded itself as THQ Nordic after acquiring much of THQ's old portfolio. The company is currently capitalizing on the brands with plans for Darksiders 3, along with this re-release of one of its most well-known legacy games.