COLOGNE – THQ was on hand at GamesCom 2010 to introduce media to the PC version of Red Faction: Armageddon and the new downloadable game Red Faction: Battlegrounds. Gamers will be able to choose between Mechs or tanks in the new game, which marks the first downloadable title in the history of the acclaimed Red Faction sci-fi/action franchise. Check out this exclusive video interview from Cologne.
Scheduled to explode onto to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStationNetwork in 2011, Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a fast-paced, multiplayer-focused vehicular combat game in which fast-attack vehicles, heavy tanks and combat walkers wreak havoc above ground and beneath the surface of Mars. Staying true to the Red Faction universe, players can demolish anything that stands in their way, from military compounds to enemy vehicles, using advance Martian artillery and explosives.
Developed by THQ Digital Studios UK and executive produced by Volition, Inc., Red Faction: Battlegrounds pits four players either locally or online in a variety of game modes, including Survival, Annihilate and Flag Frenzy. Players rank up and are rewarded with unique bonus content that will be playable in the upcoming Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC game, Red Faction: Armageddon™.
“The pick-up-and-play multiplayer action of Red Faction: Battlegrounds adds a completely new perspective to the acclaimed Red Faction franchise," said Kevin Kraff, Vice President of Global Brand Management, THQ. "Just as in other Red Faction games, you can pretty much blow up everything. Only this time, you do it with your friends using hulking mechs, armored tanks and combat walkers."
The signature destructive gameplay from Red Faction: Guerrilla comes to the downloadable arcade with Red Faction: Battlegrounds. Jump into your favorite tank or mech using your Gauss Cannons, Rocket Launchers and Singularity Bombs to destroy the competition, and environment along with it. Battle your way through treacherous Martian deserts, terraformed enclaves and more in a variety of different multiplayer modes and single player challenges.
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