Red Faction 3 details revealed

The first concrete details on the third instalment in the Red Faction series have been unearthed this week, with publisher THQ announcing that the game will take the form of a third-person shooter, which aims to redefine open-ended and destruction-based gameplay.

Red Faction: Guerrilla takes place 50 years after the events of the original title, and is once again set on the planet Mars, where players will find themselves "wreaking havoc across the vast, open-world environment of Mars, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos.”

As with previous instalments, there is a firm emphasis placed the game’s fully destructible environments, as Mike Kulas, President of developer Volition, explains: "Red Faction: Guerrilla expands the signature destruction elements of the series and pushes the boundaries of next-gen gaming on a massive, terra-formed Mars where gamers can literally tear down the enemy EDF presence brick by brick.”

"With a new third- person perspective, a full cover system that allows for guerrilla style tactics and a diverse planet to explore we’re excited to revitalize the gripping world of Red Faction for high-definition platforms."

The developer also revealed that the title would feature a number of multiplayer modes built specifically around the destruction aspect of the game, though it didn’t elaborate on any firm details.

Red Faction: Guerrilla is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in THQ’s 2009 fiscal year, which runs through April 2008 – March 2009.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.