Red Faction: Armageddon prequel hitting PSN/XBLA

Monday, 28th June 2010 13:58 GMT By Johnny Cullen


THQ VP of publishing Danny Bilson has said a downloadable prequel to Red Faction: Armageddon will release before the main game hits in March next year.

He told CVG he expects the title to launch in late 2010.

“There’s going to be a Red Faction Arcade game that ships about three or four months before Armageddon,” he said.

“What’s interesting is that we will sell it to the fans, it will have content you can download that is TV show-related, it will build up to the new game and also we can use it to drive pre-orders, too; we can give codes and aspects of it, we can give the whole thing away.”

Bilson added that this sort of thing will be part of a future strategy to other IPs from THQ, like Saints Row.

The exec said in March that “up to six” downloadable titles of this sort would release from THQ in the current FY.

Red Faction: Guerrilla releases next March for PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    Nice, i like this!!!!!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington


    so is it like a proper arcade game like 2D platformer or is it like a prequel episode/level like Dead rising 2

    wait a second…they’re making us pay for demos!!!!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Alakratt

    THQ can’t render hair…still…oh well, that won’t keep from buying Armageddon. But still, had to mention it.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    multi-faceted mini-games?

    also know as shovelware

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Simbyotic

    Why are you bashing on this?

    It’s like that Case Zero for Dead Rising 2 and I personally enjoy what THQ is trying to do.

    Of course they have to do it right. It has to be like a full game, not 12 hours but 5 or 6, and it can’t cost more than 1200 MS Points if they want to sell a bunch of them (Red Faction, Saints Row)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    The fact that its part of a marketing strategy just makes me feel that not much love is gonna go in to them.

    Something like shadow complex with destructible walls (like that earthworm jim level) would be good, but there isn’t a chance in hell that as much work would go into this than as into shadow complex

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Spitraze

    Can we trust CVG?
    I am serious, they took a joke seriously and announced Homefront: London. LOL
    Even the game’s twitter is laughing at them:

    #7 5 years ago

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