Red Faction: Guerilla Demo Blasts Onto PSN, XBL Today
June is shaping up to be one hell of a month, and near the top of our most-anticipated list is Red Faction: Guerilla. The good news is you won't have to wait until the week before its release to get a taste!
Today, THQ and Volition have announced that the single-player demo for Guerilla is now available for free download on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. Those of you who played the first title back in 2001 on the PS2 will remember the introduction of that innovative GeoMod technology. Well, it's back in next-gen form with the GeoMod 2.0 Destruction Engine, and you'll be able to test it out today if you simply jump online. Players will step into the shoes of freedom fighter Alec Mason, who's involved in a war with the oppressive Earth Defense Force for ultimate control of the red planet. Said Kevin Kraff, vice president of worldwide marketing for THQ:
"The press and consumer buzz for Red Faction: Guerrilla continues to build, as gamers prepare for a new standard in open-world, destruction-based game-play. The single-player demo will give consumers an exciting taste of what the full game will offer on June 2nd."
Red Faction: Guerilla does away with the first-person shooter format from previous installments and gives us a standard third-person action mechanic, but they also bring us a more freedom-oriented sandbox style. From what we've seen of the game so far, we can't help but be excited; if you haven't laid eyes on some gameplay videos, make sure to check out a few of the trailers we have in the PS3 Videos section.
Related Game(s): Red Faction: Guerilla
4/23/2009 Ben Dutka