THQ Ships Red Faction IITHQ Inc. today announced that its critically acclaimed action game, "Red Faction(R) II" has shipped for Nintendo(R) Gamecube(TM), the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft and PC. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod(TM) engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, "Red Faction II" expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with blistering action, an engaging storyline, highly detailed graphics and a number of multi-player options. Originally developed for the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system by THQs Volition studio, these new versions of "Red Faction II" feature a number of cosmetic enhancements and gameplay improvements. The Gamecube version, developed by THQs Cranky Pants Games(TM) studio, features custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the Gamecube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, developed by THQs Outrage(R) Games studio, include increased texture resolution, along with exclusive multiplayer maps and character models. "We are very pleased to be bringing our original, internally developed `Red Faction II to Gamecube, Xbox and PC," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "In addition to groundbreaking Geo-Mod technology, `Red Faction II offers gamers a complete entertainment experience with new enhancements and improvements that take advantage of each systems respective hardware."