THQ to transform ‘Red Faction’ video game into multiplatform franchise

By Derrik J. Lang, AP
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

‘Red Faction’ to become multiplatform franchise

LOS ANGELES — When THQ releases its “Red Faction: Armageddon” video game next year, the Martian shoot-’em-up won’t arrive alone. The fourth installment of the destructive open-world sci-fi series will be accompanied by a comic book, downloadable arcade-style game and a SyFy television movie that could possibly serve as the pilot for a “Red Faction” TV series.

To mine the “Red Faction” world for such an expansion, THQ enlisted transmedia gurus Starlight Runner Entertainment to create what is essentially a sprawling encyclopedia of anything that ever appeared in the series’ previous games. THQ said it will use Starlight Runner Entertainment’s work to transform the “Red Faction” franchise into a generational sci-fi saga.

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