Red Faction: Armageddon coming March 2011

Monday, 7 June 2010 18:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt


THQ said today that the next in the Red Faction series, Armageddon, will release next March for PC, 360 and PS3.

The game features Darius Mason, the grandson of previous protagonists.

The game was announced over the weekend, showing alien enemies and underground locations. Get some shots here.

You’ll get more on this from E3 next week.

The last Red Faction game, Guerilla, quickly beat 1 million units after launching in 2009.

PR below.

THQ Announces Red Faction: Armageddon

THQ today announced the next title in the award winning Red Faction franchise is currently in development at internal studio Volition, Inc. and is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in March 2011.

Red Faction: ArmageddonT moves beneath the surface of Mars as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As Darius Mason, players fight to save humanity from an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life on the planet.

Leveraging Volition’s groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 technology, Red Faction®: ArmageddonT offers never-before-seen physics-based weaponry that redefines gameplay in the shooter genre. Utilizing Darius’ Nano Forge abilities, players are presented with a wealth of new strategic options including reconstruction technology and the Magnet Gun in their battle to save humanity. From lava tubes to ice caves, gamers will discover a new playground for epic battles in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer co-operative modes.

About Red Faction: Armageddon

Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat.

Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.