Get ready for Armageddon on May 31

by: John -
The sequel to the surprise hit, Red Faction Guerrilla, has a release date now. Red Faction: Armageddon will hit the stores on May 31, 2011.

Armageddon takes place 50 years after Guerrilla as you take on the role of Darius Mason, grandson of Guerrilla's Alec Mason. Armageddon is moving you into more close quarters combat, a change from the open world setup of the previous game, but it will still feature highly destructible environments.

I've only seen Armageddon in videos and missed any demos at events, but it still looks like a ton of fun to play. I mean, who doesn't want to just blast things apart. Of course, you can use the Nano-Forge to put things back together if you like.

With the change environment for Armageddon, I wonder if it will get the same positive reaction since people loved the openness of the previous game.

RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON SET TO UNLEASH HELL ON MARS ON MAY 31, 2011.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Feb 22, 2011 – Above ground or beneath the surface, nowhere on Mars is safe as Red Faction®: ArmageddonTM explodes onto the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC with a planned release date of May 31 in North America and June 3 internationally, THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and its internal studio, Volition, Inc.® announced today.

Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed science-fiction franchise, building on the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla as well as the upcoming Syfy live-action movie, Red Faction: OriginsTM. As destruction expert Darius Mason, your journey will take you from the frozen poles to the molten core of Mars as you wage war against the Red Faction’s greatest enemy yet. Built on the groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 destruction engine, players can take advantage of total environmental destruction, collapsing huge Martian structures on their enemies. Rebuild all that you destroy with the Nano-Forge’s incredible repair ability, creating new gameplay scenarios never before possible.

“Red Faction: Armageddon is an incredible new entry in this vaunted franchise, and Volition once again pushes the envelope of technology and science fiction,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “Come May 31, players can look forward to collapsing entire buildings on their enemies, using the world as their weapon.”

Red Faction: Armageddon is rated for M for Mature by the ESRB and is scheduled to be available on May 31 in North America for a suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information, please visit http://www.redfaction.com/
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