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May 12, 2009

Meet Local Game Development Company on Promotional Tour

Fans of THQ’s Red Faction franchise no longer need to wait until the June 2nd release date to experience life as a Mars colonist in the upcoming video game Red Faction Guerrilla—they can simply visit the RFG tour truck when it makes its stop in downtown Champaign on May 18th.

Red Faction Guerrilla, developed at Volition, Inc. in Champaign, is the third installment in the Red Faction series. The game places the player on Mars in the year 2120, as miner Alec Mason, who joins the rebel Faction in an attempt to avenge his brother’s death. Red Faction Guerrilla is a third-person shooter game featuring innovative open-world destruction capabilities, giving the player the option to move freely about the virtual world with realistic physics.

Outside the Red Faction Guerrilla tour truck, fans of the series will be able to play the upcoming game at one of five available kiosks. Members from the RFG development team will be available to meet fans and answer questions, and freebies will be handed out, including t-shirts, key chains and astronaut ice cream.

The truck has been touring nationwide since March alongside the “Music as a Weapon” tour, making stops in cities such as Phoenix and Minneapolis, and will be making a final stop in Champaign to visit Volition headquarters, where the Red Faction franchise was developed. It will be parked in front of the One Main Building (1 E. Main St., Champaign) on Monday, May 18th and visitors will be welcome from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that evening.

For any additional information, contact Volition at (217) 355-0320. Red Faction Guerrilla will be released in the US for PlayStation3 and Xbox360 consoles on June 2nd .

Volition, Inc. is a video game developer located in Champaign, Illinois. They have been owned by THQ since 2000 and have developed several popular titles, including The Punisher as well as the Summoner, Red Faction and Saints Row series.

Posted by undergrad at May 12, 2009 4:54 PM

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