THQ has announced the next title in the award winning Red Faction franchise is currently in development for PS3 at internal studio Volition, Inc. and is scheduled to appears in stores March 2011.
Using Volition’s groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 technology, Red Faction Armageddon offers never-before-seen physics-based weaponry that redefines gameplay. Utilizing Darius’ Nano Forge abilities, players are presented with a wealth of new strategic options including reconstruction technology and the Magnet Gun in their battle to save humanity. From lava tubes to ice caves, gamers will discover a new playground for epic battles in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer co-operative modes.
Red Faction Armageddon takes place beneath the surface of Mars as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As Darius Mason, players fight to save humanity from an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life on the planet. Taking place half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars; the red planet again becomes a battleground. The colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason 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. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.
Personally I am very excited about this game. I loved the first two games in the series immensely. I felt setting the third game as a sandbox game was a mistake since that style of gameplay is quickly becoming stale and overly familiar. Armageddon takes the series in a new direction as a third-person shooter and the more linear style of gameplay that suits the Red Faction universe much better. Finally with the added addition of an alien threat upon Mars this game is one to watch out for. Watch the trailer here.