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It's common practice to sweeten the deal of a new game demo by promising new features if the download reaches a set, seemingly extravagantly-high figure. EA, in particular, has made use of this modus operandi frequently of late. But giving players a new car or sword or what have you is small potatoes. It takes a whole other level of ballsiness to say to players, “download this a million times and we'll put a farting unicorn in our game” – and then, a month down the line, to do just that. Red Faction: Armageddon has exactly that many balls.
Here for your viewing delectation is Mr Toots. As promised a month ago, he is a unicorn whose sphincter shoots rainbows with the power to seemingly vaporize basically anything on Mars. If you've downloaded the demo – and upwards of a million of you have – you know that Red Faction: Armageddon contains a surfeit of amusing weapons, destructive tools whose gleeful ridiculousness rivals anything in the Ratchett and Clank series. In fact, “shooting a powerful beam of light which destroys things directly in front of you” would seem so mundane an ability as to invalidate such a weapon from the game's roster – unless, of course, that beam happens to be a rainbow coursing from the hindquarters of a shrieking pygmy unicorn. In which case... well, it's very weird. But in a good way, right? Expect Mr. Toots to make his landing on June 7.
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