If Scandinavian GameStop websites are to be believed, then Red Faction: Guerrilla is the latest in a long line of games to receive the remaster treatment during this console generation. Adding credibility to this is the fact that not just one, but three different regions listed a remaster of the 2009 game. That said, those listings have since been removed, possibly because the retailer got in trouble from THQ Nordic, who we assume would be in charge of publishing this update.
An intrepid Reddit user brought all of this to folks’ attention, and posted links to the game’s listing on GameStop’s Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian websites. Those links now redirect to a page where people can pre-order and purchase games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Okami HD and Dark Souls Remastered. What they originally showed, however, were PS4 and Xbox One versions of Guerrilla.
If you missed it the first time around, Red Faction: Guerrilla was the first to take the first-person shooter franchise in a new, third-person direction. Set in an open world version of the red planet, it allowed players to swing a mighty hammer and shoot some powerful weapons, as they attempted to not only take down an evil conglomerate, but also destroy its many different constructions on Mars’ surface. Destroying things and harvesting their metallic makeup was actually a big part of the game’s resource system.
Hopefully this rumour (for lack of a better term) comes to fruition, because it’d be nice to play Red Faction: Guerrilla again. It was a good game at the time, albeit one that took some time to get used to after originally getting to know Red Faction as a first-person shooter franchise. The series has been quiet, and was actually considered dead, following the 2011 release of Red Faction: Armageddon, which was similar but ended up being smaller in scale and far too confined in comparison to its superior predecessor.