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Red Faction Armageddon in 2011, Screens

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The latest Red Faction title is slated for Q1 2011.

We already knew that a new Red Faction title was in the works, however THQ officially revealed the title Monday while also offering up a batch of new screenshots. Set for a release date of February/March 2011, Red Faction Armageddon (RFA) is currently in development at Volition and slated for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The game's story will focus on the battle for Mars beneath the planet's red surface. Players take on the role of Darius Mason--grandson of Alec Mason and Samanya-- in a fight to defend humanity against "an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life on the planet." According to THQ, the game will use Volition's Geo-Mod 2.0 technology, offering physics-based weaponry that's slated to "redefine gameplay in the shooter genre." Honestly, we've heard this before with the previous two installments--we'll have to see if the latest engine brings anything new to the table.

Here's a bit more on the game's overall story:

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.

RFA will feature multiplayer co-operative modes addition to the single-player campaign. Darius Mason will even utilize inert Nano Forge abilities which should lead to interesting gameplay strategies. But will the new installment bring life back to the Red Faction series? Based on the story and screenshots, the RFA looks to be a promising title.

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    tobyevers , June 8, 2010 2:37 AM
    unleashes evil on mars... "cough" doom "cough
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    shin0bi272 , June 8, 2010 1:13 AM
    I hope to god its not a half assed 3rd person only port from the 360 like guerrilla was.
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    Pyroflea , June 8, 2010 2:05 AM
    I loved the previous RF game. Hopefully this one lives up to it's predecessor.
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    tobyevers , June 8, 2010 2:37 AM
    unleashes evil on mars... "cough" doom "cough
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    dEAne , June 8, 2010 3:19 AM
    I have played company of heroes before, but that is old hope this one is good.
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    CoryInJapan , June 8, 2010 4:30 AM
    I wish gorilla wasnt 3rd person.I hope they go back to FPS.

    I LOOOOOOOOVED red faction 1.
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    liquidsnake718 , June 8, 2010 4:33 AM
    the ps2 original was dismal at best, multiplayer was fun but the single player wasnt so great. Nothing like cod, unreal, crysis, doom, and hl...
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    phasmantis , June 8, 2010 4:38 AM
    Always been a fan of Red Faction, especially because of the destructibility, I think it's safe to say they were the pioneers of full environmental destruction. However, I don't know if I like the idea of aliens being introduced to Red Faction. Kind of turns a war game about blowing stuff up into a suspenseful game. I hope they continue to expand on the open world idea though, and make the environment less bland (even though Mars is pretty bland...)
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    aletoil , June 8, 2010 4:40 AM
    Red Faction was a masterpiece, and the multiplayer held me and a friend together for roughly 6 months. I cannot understand the direction its going in now.
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    Anonymous , June 8, 2010 12:30 PM
    RF I = success
    2 Weeks after RF I - thq cuts off any support
    RF II = fail
    1 Week after RF I - thq cuts off any support
    RF Guerilla = total multiplayer fail
    Few months after Guerilla - thq doesn't do a thing to fix it and says that it "works fine"

    how many times can people get screwed over and over again...
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    pocketdrummer , June 8, 2010 2:08 PM
    Looks like a "fabulous" Sam Fisher...
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    Pei-chen , June 8, 2010 2:28 PM
    I love RF1 but can't stand RF2 (only play like 30 minutes). Never tried Guerilla but I've been meant to.
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    theroguex , June 8, 2010 7:50 PM
    Why aliens? WHY? RF:G was all about fighting a corrupt human government. That was AWESOME. Now we're going to go the generic sci-fi route and fight aliens on MARS? Come on now. Really?