Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T.

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Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T. was a canceled third person shooter action video game that was originally being developed exclusively for the Wii. The game was a spin-off of the Red Faction series, becoming the fourth release in the franchise. Before being closed due to corporate restructuring by publisher and franchise owner THQ, the game was being developed by Locomotive Games.

Gameplay

The game, as revealed by a leaked video, is primarily a third person shooter. The game was being designed entirely around the Wii Remote and would have included Wii MotionPlus technology. It featured a cover system akin to Red Faction: Guerrilla and earned positive comparisons to Gears of War's popular cover system.

While having a new game engine being tailored especially for the Wii, the game still would have integrated series staple Geo-Mod capabilities, which allows players to use vehicles and weapons to completely modify the environment, namely terrain and buildings to the point of crumbling or collapsing.

Development

While B.E.A.S.T. was never officially announced, a trailer and screenshots leaked on January 15 by THQ employees were released and the games' existence was confirmed. The trailer showcased the new Geo-Mod technology along with the Wii's graphical capabilities. Further shown features were the third person perspective with accompanying cover system.

On November 4 2008, THQ officially shut down Locomotive games, putting the game in a possible state of limbo. Soon after being closed, the aforementioned trailer was released. The games' development rights reverted back to THQ, who has no plans to continue production at any time.


Red Faction Series
Core Games: Red Faction - Red Faction II - Red Faction: Guerrilla (Demons of the Badlands) - Red Faction: Armageddon

Auxiliary Games: Red Faction (N-Gage) - Red Faction (Mobile) - Red Faction II (Mobile) - Red Faction: Guerrilla (Mobile) - Red Faction Battlegrounds

Cancelled Games: Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T. - Red Faction: Crusade