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Thursday, April 19, 2001

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Red Faction Complete for PS2, Site Updates
9:19 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The official Red Faction web site has posted some new screenshots and information in regards to this upcoming title. Currently in development by Volition, Red Faction promises to reinvent the FPS genre with features such as multi-vehicular usage and combat, highly developed AI, and implementation of the much-touted Geo-Mod engine, which will allow players to blow up practically everything in the game, including the walls, floors, and ceilings.

One of the new screenshots shows the Geo-Mod engine in action, with a shot of a rocket launcher blowing a sizeable hole in a nearby wall. There are doors visible on either side of the hole, perhaps to demonstrate that the player could've chosen to use one of those instead. The shot also shows some good use of lighting and fog effects, as the recently-created hole is still smoking.

Also featured is a new "weapon of the week." This week's weapon is the Riot Shield, or more formally, the UBS-4 Ultor Riot Body Shield. According to the description, this shield can withstand gunfire and blast damage for a limited duration. It can be swung as a weapon, but has no secondary fire attribute.

For more screenshots, previous weapons of the week, and data on Red Faction in general, be sure to follow the link below to the official site. The Mac version of this title is currently scheduled for a Fall release.

The Adrenaline Vault has reported that the PlayStation 2 version of Red Faction is now complete and will ship in the near future. This is excellent news for Mac gamers, as it means Volition can now get to work on the Mac and PC versions of the shooter -- which, as with their other title Summoner, will no doubt undergo refinements and tweaks as well as the addition of online play during the conversion process.

And finally, if you would like a lengthy video preview of what Red Faction has to offer, GameSpot has posted an in-depth look at the PS2 version. Although this is not for the bandwidth-challenged, the 67 MB video has many highlights from the game's action and plot.

Red Faction Video Preview at GameSpot
Red Faction PS2 Complete, at AVault
Red Faction - Official Site
Red Faction

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