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Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360)

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THQ press release (June 07, 2010):

    Unleash Hell on Mars in Red Faction: Armageddon

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Armageddon is upon us today with the release of THQ's (NASDAQ: THQI) Red Faction®: ArmageddonTM, available now on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

    Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed science-fiction franchise, building on the events of Red Faction®: GuerrillaTM as well as the 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.

    In addition to the single-player campaign, players will earn points in the explosive Ruin Mode as they creatively destroy the world around them, chaining together explosive combos as they smash entire buildings into each other. In the four-player cooperative Infestation Mode, defend the colonies against wave after wave of alien invaders and carry over weapon upgrades and cheats such as the hilarious Mr. Toots unicorn cannon for use in the single-player campaign.

    For more information, visit RedFaction.com.

    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.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115703) on Sep 23, 2011.

THQ press release (April 2011):

    Red Faction: Armageddon Demo Available May 3

    The free playable demo of Red Faction®: ArmageddonTM will be available on PlayStation ® Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox LIVE ® Arcade for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on May 3.

    For the first time players will assume the role of Darius Mason and fight their way through Martian sewers and an oncoming alien infestation. Meanwhile, Darius must clear his name as the colonists have blamed him for unleashing the alien threat that has ravaged the underground cities of Mars.

    Players will have at their disposal the Nano Forge as they combat alien invaders with concussive blasts and core-shattering tremblers. Rebuild all that you destroy with the Nano Forge’s incredible Reconstruction ability. Finally, throw entire buildings at your enemies with Red Faction’s signature weapon, the Magnet Gun.

    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.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115703) on Sep 23, 2011.

www.thq.com (Publisher's website):

    Go beneath the surface

    Half a century after the Red Faction resistance and their Marauder allies freed Mars from the brutal Earth Defense Force, harmony on Mars is again threatened but this time by a lethal force shrouded in mystery.

    When the massive Terraformer that supplies Mars with its Earth-like air and weather is destroyed, the atmosphere turns to chaos, super-tornados and lightning storms engulf the planet. To survive, the Colonists flee to the underground mines and build a network of habitable caves.

    Five years later, Darius Mason, grandson of Martian Revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, runs a lucrative business from Bastion, underground hub of Colonist activity. Mining, scavenging, mercenary work--if the job is dangerous, Darius is your man. Few sane people now venture to the ravaged surface, aside from contractors like Darius and the smugglers who run goods between the settlements.

    When Darius is tricked into reopening a mysterious shaft in an old Marauder temple, he releases a long-dormant evil and unleashes Armageddon on Mars. As Colonist and Marauder settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them across the storm-blasted planet--and below it, to the very heart of the unspeakable threat.

    • Utilize the fully destructible environment as a weapon to smash, crush and blow up your opponents.

    • Take on your enemies with an arsenal of unqiue and devastating weapons, from the simple but effective maul to the lethal singularity rifle to the deceptively dangerous magnet gun and the nearly unstoppable Exo armor.

    • Unleash the power of the Nano Forge to demolish your foes and everything else that gets in your way.

    • Go underground as Darius Mason and discover the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of Mars or join your friends in cooperative play and battle waves of alien horrors in a fight for survival.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115703) on Sep 23, 2011.