Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T. is a cancelled 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, and would have been 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[edit | edit source]
The game, as revealed by a leaked video, was 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 that of Gears of War.
While having a new game engine being tailored especially for the Wii, the game still would have had integrated series staple Geo-Mod capabilities, which would allow players to use vehicles and weapons to modify the environment, namely terrain and buildings to the point of crumbling or collapsing.
Development[edit | edit source]
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 and 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.