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The official Red Faction website has updated with a new screenshot and weapon on the week. This week's featured weapon is the flamethrower. Though it can be used in the normal way, setting things afire with a jet of fire, it has a rather unique method of alternate fire - the fuel canister can be removed and thrown as an incendiary bomb. This week's screenshot shows the flamethrower in action with a pic of a burning enemy falling to his knees.


Here's a clip from the description of the flamethrower:

This weapon is based on the Ultor Defoliator, used for clearing plant growth. It shoots a flaming stream of fuel that sticks on contact and burns for up to 30 seconds. This weapon has been modified to shoot a flame twice as far as the cost of faster fuel consumption.
For those unfamiliar with this title, Red Faction is an upcoming FPS, currently being developed by Volition, that is angling to reinvent the aging genre with new features, the most noted of which is the Geo-Mod engine. This engine will allow players to blow up, deform, and scatter almost everything in the game, including walls, floors, and other potentially troublesome obstacles.


Red Faction is currently scheduled for release in the late 3rd quarter/early 4th quarter. For those who wish to see the aforementioned flamethrower themselves, links are provided below.

Red Faction - Screenshots
Red Faction - Weapons
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