Red Faction: Armageddon gets farting unicorn power-up

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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  • therawski - June 3, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    Super Metroid Beam!
  • TopNewt - June 2, 2011 11:06 p.m.

  • AlphaAGENT144 - June 2, 2011 9 p.m.

    Freddie Wong had something to do with this, didnt he?
  • AXELSTORM44 - June 2, 2011 8 p.m.

    MR. TOOTS! :D freddiew used him a while back ago, thats awesome!
  • lilspooky - June 2, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    MR.Toots! OMG so funny! Look at its face!
  • NanoElite666 - June 2, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    Oh shit, you just put an idea in my head that made my brain stop for a moment out of the sheer awesomeness of it all. The crazy destructive weapons of the Ratchet & Clank series in the crazy destructible environments of the Red Faction series. ... Oh shit, there goes my brain again...
  • JettheKing - June 2, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    Unicorns aren't real stop crying lol
  • stefparker11 - June 2, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    Did they really have to make it look so utterly in pain?
  • Kermit1970 - June 2, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    ABC Headline "New game promotes animal cruelty"
  • fortheroflz - June 2, 2011 4:17 a.m.

    @deltaforce I'll give you a hint.its male
  • the_robzilla - June 2, 2011 3:48 a.m.

    FAKE. Unicorns poop rainbows. Duh
  • DeltaForce - June 2, 2011 2:57 a.m.

    But, where's the trigger?
  • HipsterKitten - June 2, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    The demo was super awesome, and this the cherry on the cake! Officially want.
  • SideOfBeef - June 2, 2011 2:25 a.m.

    This is why Red Faction Armageddon makes me sad. The developer is clearly badass, but for some strange reason they ended up making a corridor shooter.
  • MattCrinos - June 2, 2011 2:21 a.m.

    Freddiew on YouTube made a video using the 3D model for this unicorn a few weeks ago - He asked the studio if he could get any 3D models, and this is what they provided. Kinda interesting, I guess!

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