This Week's Weapon on Red Faction
8:21 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story
The Official Red Faction site has been updated once again with a weapon and related screenshot of the week. For those unfamiliar with the title, Red Faction is an upcoming FPS, currently in development by Volition, that promises to reinvent the genre with original controllable vehicles, realistic enemy animations, and the ability to blow up just about everything.
This week's featured weapon is the URC-15 Ultor Remote Mining Charge. This weapon actually comes in two pieces - the detonating charge itself and its remote detonator. It specs list it as having a kill radius of 10 meters, though the range of the weapon itself is short, as it must be thrown. Charges can also be set off with gunfire or other explosions. No secondary fire is associated with this weapon.
The charges themselves appear to be sticky, as the Screenshot of the Week shows a thrown charge firmly attached to the groin of an enemy soldier, who is running around and waving his arms frantically as he realizes his impending danger. The player's hand is shown holding the remote detonator, thumb poised over the trigger button. Doubtless, this weapon can also be used to destroy small vehicles as well as walls should the need arise.
Official Red Faction Site
Both the Mac and PC versions of this title are expected to ship sometime this Fall; the Mac OS version is being developed in-house by Volition and will be published by GraphSim. Be sure to check out the Red Faction site for more details and screen shots.
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