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Red Faction: Armageddon

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition, Inc.
Release Date: June 7, 2011 (US), June 10, 2011 (EU)

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'Red Faction: Armageddon' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2011 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT

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.

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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.


The Commando Pack includes the armored Commando uniform and adds two new weapons to your arsenal. Players will spray an unforgiving stream of destruction with the Plasma Thrower, or slice and dice the infestation with dual Laser Pistols.

Plasma Thrower:

  • Type of Item: Firearm
  • Origin: Red Faction Militia
  • Description: Plasma-based, Experimental, Exponentially powerful
  • Uses: Demolitions, Heavy Assault
  • History: New weapon designed during the midst of Armageddon

The Red Faction militia designed this weapon during the descent into the depths of Mars after Armageddon. Though still in experimental stages, Darius Mason utilized its plasma arcs to help level a number of alien nests in 2225.

Laser Pistols

  • Type of Item: Firearm
  • Origin: Red Faction
  • Description: Very accurate pistols that fire a sustained Laser beam.  Prone to overheating but excellent damage over time.
  • Uses: Anti Personnel

The Recon Pack includes the clandestine Recon uniform, constructed specifically for Red Faction snipers and spies. Unleash two new weapons on your foes, including the Arc Welder, which immobilizes and electrocutes clusters of enemies, and the XNG-5000, which launches devastating Nanite-filled projectiles that seek out targets and dissolve them.



Arc Welder

  • Type of Item: Electrical/Firearm
  • Origin: Red Faction Militia
  • Description: Capable of stun or kill, Heavy, Electrically charged, Practical, Tough
  • Uses: Quiet kills, Stun, Short-Medium Range Attack
  • History: Refitted version of the original EDF-created Arc Welder, now produced by Red Faction Militia
  • Seen In: Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction

 This updated version of the original Arc Welder became a standard weapon for the Red Faction Militia of the late 22nd Century. When properly utilized, the Welder could be set to “stun” or “kill” settings. Many militiamen treasured the weapon for this capacity as more than a handful of simple sweeps turned ugly during the rise of the Cultists.

XNG-5000

  • Type of Item: Launcher
  • Origin: Marauder
  • Description: Fires a nanite charge that sticks to anything it hits, causing severe damage over time and dissolving any structures it attaches to.
  • Uses: Anti Personnel, Destruction

Features:

  • Hell on Mars - Darius Mason can only watch as the surface of Mars is destroyed. Seeking solace underground, an even greater threat emerges against humanity.
  • Nano Forge - Unleash the devastating force of the Nano Forge with concussive blasts, core-shattering tremblers, and bone-crushing rhino charges.
  • Extermination Mode - Four players can team up online to battle back the relentless tide of attackers as the mysteries of the ancient threat continue to unfold.
  • Full Destruction - Tear down separatist outposts, rip apart alien monoliths, and reconstruct colonist defenses with Geo Mod 2.0, the most advanced real-time destruction engine to date.
  • Fight for Survival - Free colonists from alien cocoons, reclaim cultist fortifications on the surface, and hunt for artifacts deep within alien hives to create unthinkable advanced weaponry.

Red Faction: Armageddon, rated for M for Mature, will be available for $59.99.


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