Destruction will remain the name of the game when Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered releases later this year

The leak, which came at the hands of GameStop, was true: Red Faction: Guerrilla is being remastered for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Weeks after the news first broke, thanks to an intrepid shopper, we now have official confirmation from THQ Nordic and its press agents.

Originally released on June 2, 2009, Red Faction: Guerrilla changed things up by turning the once first-person shooter series into something different. The result was a third-person shooter with action elements, that while being jarring at first, turned out to be a very fun and somewhat memorable experience. It was then followed by a sequel called Red Faction: Armageddon, though that one wasn’t as good and didn’t do as well, leading to the series coming to an end. For the time, at least.

Guerrilla‘s open-world gameplay is set on Mars, and allows for strategic destruction, as players must destroy the constructions around them in order to not only kill enemies but also earn scrap metal and other parts. Blow holes in a wall, or simply use your sledgehammer to bring buildings down in visceral fashion: the choice is yours.

Along with a lengthy and immersive single player campaign, Red Faction: Guerilla also offers multiplayer, and so too will its remaster. That is, the cheesy but comically titled Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered edition.

Remastered with the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro in mind, Re-Mars-tered will be optimized to 4K resolution. Here’s a complete list of its features and enhancements:

  • Fully reworked graphics – Heavily reworked textures and graphic features adding for example specular maps.
  • Improved shadow rendering
  • Improved Lighting
  • Shader & Postprocessing rework
  • Native 4k support for the finest up to date mars destruction experience ever

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered is expected to release during fiscal quarter 2 of this year. We presume that when it does release, it will do so with all of the original version’s DLC in tow, but the press release was not clear on that.