THQ and Volition released this first trailer of Red Faction: Armageddon. This time the game is placed below the surface of Mars, with a March 2011 release date.
THQ Announces Red Faction®: ArmageddonTM Coming to Xbox 360®,PLAYSTATION®3 System and PC in March 2011
Critically acclaimed sci-fi/action franchise takes a groundbreaking new direction in their latest edition
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 07, 2010 -THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the next title in the award winning Red Faction® franchise is currently in development at internal studio Volition, Inc. and is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in March 2011.
Red Faction®: ArmageddonTM moves 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.
Leveraging Volition's groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 technology, Red Faction®: ArmageddonTM offers never-before-seen physics-based weaponry that redefines gameplay in the shooter genre. 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.
About Red Faction: Armageddon
Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, 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. Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity's last hope for survival.
@GriftGFX: Doesn't that make DotA a team RTS with heroes? :P (7 minutes ago)
That gamasutra articles doesn't mention either MNC or DirtyBomb though. So I think we can agree that people tend to overlook gaps in the genre's history. This shit did not kick off with Battleborn/OW. (5 Hours ago)
OW and DirtyBomb are not MOBA-light games. They are team FPS games that have heroes. (6 Hours ago)
DirtyBomb did something that was at the time unique. You could not call it unique anymore. (6 Hours ago)
@Tinks: I know you think that. But they're not really the same genre. (6 Hours ago)
I could be wrong, but I think the first MNC really did just have classes and no overlapping roles. Think they added "pros" in the sequel. (6 Hours ago)
some lean more moba, or more tower defense, or more shooter, but I think everything we're talking about is connected (6 Hours ago)