THQ today announced that its critically acclaimed action game Red Faction II will be coming to Nintendo Gamecube, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC in March. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction II expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with blistering action, an engaging storyline, highly detailed graphics and a number of multi-player options.
Originally developed for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system by THQ's Volition studio, these new versions of Red Faction II will feature a number of enhancements and improvements. The GameCube version, being developed by THQ's Cranky Pants Games studio, will feature custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the GameCube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, being developed by THQ's Outrage Games studio, will include increased texture resolution, and exclusive multiplayer maps and character models.
"We are very pleased to be bringing an original, internally developed brand like Red Faction II to GameCube, Xbox and PC," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "In addition to groundbreaking Geo-Mod technology, Red Faction II offers gamers a complete entertainment experience with new enhancements and improvements that take advantage of each system's respective hardware."