After the success of Red Faction: Guerilla and all it’s destructive environmental goodness, it was widely guessed that there would be a sequel. Well today THQ reaffirmed that in a press email containing information, screenshots and a trailer for the game. Set to launch in March 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, developer Volition Inc. will no doubt be looking to blow everyone away with newer features, as well as working on the ones that everyone love.
A blurb from one of the Red Faction: Armageddon writers reads;
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.
Featuring new game modes including a horde mode that places up to four players up to an infinite scourge of Aliens, Armageddon is here and looking to impress. Taking place in 2071 you can expect to see Darius Mason go through some traumatic experiences as he blasts his way through both suburban and subteranean locations alike, after all, time and location never stopped anyone blowing their way through an alien race!
As I mentioned, THQ was also kind enough to send some screenshots and a trailer for us to feast ourselves on until the March 2011 release date (click on them for HD).