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Red Faction: Armageddon goes subterranean. Adds aliens

The next Red Faction game is going to be Red Faction: Armageddon. And based on the first trailer, it looks quite a bit different to the previous Red Faction game. I'm sure you'll recall that the main objective in Red Faction: Guerrilla was to smash up anything or anyone that was the property of the slave-driving Earth Defence Force. But Red Faction: Armageddon has a whole new enemy. Watch the trailer:


Looks a lot more spooky - a bit Dead Space-y even - and suggests a much greater emphasis on shooty-shooty action. It'll be putting in an appearance at next week's E3, so I'm sure we'll find out just how much of a departure from the previous game Red Faction: Armageddon is going to be.

June 7, 2010

15 comments

  • GangsterJew92 - June 7, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    this seems like a major departure from Red Faction: Guerrilla, though the alien weapons mixed with Geomod technology should be FRIGGIN' awesome
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 7, 2010 5:59 p.m.

    Im suprised it kept the ability to destroy anything. I thought that the destruction of Guerrilla would be a novelty to that game, but it seems they added it in Armageddon. Sweet!
  • Blondshot666 - June 7, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    My awesome senses are tingling
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - June 7, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    as i said on cvg, i loved 1+2, liked guerilla, but this looks like Infamous: Dead Space!
  • fadefrommyself97 - June 7, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    yeah it started as an FPS, a good one too. this looks promising
  • Lurdanjo - June 7, 2010 3:58 p.m.

    Keep in mind that the series started as a first person shooter, so I'm not surprised to see it going back to shooter roots. That being said, it IS surprising to see them adding what almost looks like a survival horror element. Volition is known for crude humor with their games lately, so, so I don't expect them to take the horror elements too seriously, out of risk of compromising the whole "feel" of Red Faction.
  • Jordo141 - June 7, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    Great! You know a website is expanding when you get spambots! I think this underground setting is a huge cock-up, as it would limit the destruction capabilities.
  • TwistOfFate94 - June 7, 2010 3:34 p.m.

    who cares if theres aliens? as long as we can blow stuff up i don care if your enemys would be bloodthirsty squirles
  • Gahmah - June 7, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    WHOOOO GEOMOD TECHNOLOGY!
  • Metroidhunter32 - June 7, 2010 2:10 p.m.

    The "we are no longer the only life on mars" makes me think of DOOM more then dead space, but the enemies could be necromorphs all the way.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - June 7, 2010 2:09 p.m.

    Hmmm I don't like the look of this at all, I didn't think Red Faction's focus was ever aliens. ReCaptcha: groan bernard
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - June 7, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    I kinda guessed this would happen

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