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Red Faction: Armageddon announced

Red Faction: Armageddon announced

THQ has revealed a sequel to Red Faction: Guerrilla, called Red Faction: Armageddon.

THQ has announced a sequel to last year's Red Faction: Guerrilla, dubbed Red Faction: Armageddon, which is set for release in March 2011 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The official debut trailer for Red Faction: Armageddon is viewable below.

Armageddon seems to be a dramatic departure in tone from the previous, open-ended shooter based on the surface of Mars - though it will retain the focus on blowing up very big things and watching them fall over.

Armageddon will cast players as Darius Mason, grandson of Guerrilla's protaganist, Alec. The plot revolves around the fact that Darius accidentally unleashes a Martian force on the planet and must fight to contain it.

Judging from the trailer, much of the game seems to be set underground, with Darius trying to save fellow humans from Alien hands/tentacles/psychic forcefields.

Armageddon will use an updated form of the GeoMod 2.0 technology that powered the physical interactions in Guerrilla and boasts new multiplayer modes to boot.

You can check out our Red Faction: Guerrilla review for more info on the series, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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blood69 7th June 2010, 11:19 Quote
Reminds me of DOOM3
Horizon 7th June 2010, 11:48 Quote
I remember when Red Faction used to be awesome.
Sleepstreamer 7th June 2010, 11:56 Quote
Not interested.
crazyceo 7th June 2010, 12:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Horizon
I remember when Red Faction used to be awesome.

yeah, me too! I think I'll dig it out and play it again as the only thing I remember is being in the mines and random people running past shouting "Red Faction!" then doing a suicide run!
mjm25 7th June 2010, 12:38 Quote
It's not just me that thinks it looks crap, right?
Fizzban 7th June 2010, 12:54 Quote
I hope it's better than Guerrilla was. That game was fun for 5 minutes..until you realised every mission was the same and that the story was almost non-existent.

From the video it looks to be 3rd person still. 1st person would be better. But they have resorted to the massively overused aliens idea.
theflatworm 7th June 2010, 14:38 Quote
Erm, am I remembering this right. I thought the original Red Faction was a lame game that got critically panned, and that every iterration since has suffered from similar flaws...
Skiddywinks 7th June 2010, 16:10 Quote
The first was amazing, the second was somewhat worse, and then Guerilla, while probably the most impressive, was easily the most boring. If that makes any sense.

This just looks ****.
Glix 7th June 2010, 16:45 Quote
Don't know about you guys, but I actually thought guerilla was like an ape ;)

Big guns, stompy 'aliens' loaders and collapsible buildings :)

I'm going to hold off watching trailers for the next one, to try and keep things a surprise till I read a review.
LJF 7th June 2010, 17:30 Quote
I'm currently playing through Guerrilla. I bought it as a stop-gap solution as my copy of Red Dead Redemption has vanished in the post!!

It lacks a storyline and is repetitive but it's decent fun. Glad I only payed £12 for it though. I'll probably wait until Armageddon is at a similar pricepoint.
Mentai 7th June 2010, 18:04 Quote
Guerrilla is kind of like Assassins Creed (and come to think of it too many games this generation), as in they have one concept (blow things up, stabbing people) then not much else. At all. Granted both of these concepts are a lot of fun, but aren't really full price game worthy imo, as they have pretty samey worlds with nothing else to do in them.

But there were a few moments I really enjoyed in Guerrilla, almost spoiled by the game itself. I'm having fun blowing things up then I get soldiers trying to kill me, and the shooting mechanics are terrible! The solution for me was to just lower the difficulty so that the soldiers were little more than pests and I could concentrate on my demolitions, but the sequel looks more combat orientated. Not really interested.
Pete J 7th June 2010, 18:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Horizon
I remember when Red Faction used to be awesome.
QFT! RF2 was mediocre at best and RFG, well I've barely played it for 5 minutes; lucky I got it as a part of a really cheap deal on Steam, otherwise I would've been fuming. I loved the feeling of the weapons - they 'felt' nice and meaty.
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Originally Posted by theflatworm
Erm, am I remembering this right. I thought the original Red Faction was a lame game that got critically panned, and that every iterration since has suffered from similar flaws...
The first game was well received but the others not so much.
bigkingfun 7th June 2010, 19:13 Quote
bah!

Volition needs to put some pressure on THQ to pry the freespace license free from evil Interplay.
I am still playing through #2 on a yearly basis!
13eightyfour 7th June 2010, 19:53 Quote
I loved the first game and imo it never got the credit it deserved. I havent played any of the others and by the sounds of them i dont think ill ever try them.
GiantStickMan 7th June 2010, 20:27 Quote
I played the original on my PS2 which was a novelty at the time being able to blast holes in walls etc. Never really added anything to the game though, was still a linear corridor blaster but it was good fun. The sequel was a real let down, and whilst I own Guerrilla (thankyou Steam sales!) I can't muster up the motivation to play it, so a new Red Faction - meh.
cheeriokilla 7th June 2010, 21:38 Quote
hmmmm thanks but no thanks
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