Red Faction: Battlegrounds DLC Available Now

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Did any of you pick up Red Faction: Armageddon after reading our review the other week? If you have, you may not be aware that another Red Faction game recently hit both major consoles in the form of a twin stick shooter. Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a PSN and Xbox live title that has been available since April and THQ has just released two new download packs for the game containing new maps, vehicles and missions.

The first pack ties in with Armageddon with a storyline that takes place at the same time the events of that game are unfolding. Here is a list of the goodies that you get with it:

4 new playable vehicles:

• EDF Crusader Tank – with three plasma mini-guns

• LAV – armed with a Singularity cannon

• LEO EXO suit – heavy machine gun and energy missile battery• Marauder Buggy – armed with a grenade launcher

2 new arenas:

• Magma Dock

• Ice Chamber

4 new training missions:

• Frostbite

• The Furnace

• Red Ice

• Boiling Point

1 new pick-up:

• Quad damage – every weapon hit does 4x damage

The second pack available is called Origins, and this is based on the SyFy channel movie of the same name. Here’s what you get for your cash:

1 new multiplayer game mode:

Race – Race around the marked route to complete the target number of laps. Be careful though – if you get destroyed before you complete a lap, you’ll have to start the lap again!

4 new playable vehicles:

• Marauder Chomper – rocket launcher

• Marauder Stomper – mounter shotgun turret

• APC – fast with good armor

• Staff Car – missile pods

2 new arenas:

• White Faction Base

• Spill Site

4 new training missions:

• Run and Gun

• Blast from the Past

• The Coffin

• Riding Shotgun

1 new pick-up:

• Hammer – when active causes ramming damage

Both of these add-ons are available now for purchase within the Red Faction: Battlegrounds store, costing $2.99 or 240 MS points depending on which platform you purchase them.

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Mark Coupe

Mark Coupe

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