Red Faction: Armageddon delayed to June 7

Volition-developed PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 shooter pushed back a week; downloadable demo still set for May 3.

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The end of the world is not quite as nigh as previously believed. THQ today announced that the launch of Red Faction: Armageddon has been delayed to June 7 in North America, with an international release following on June 10. Previously, the game had been set to arrive May 31.

No relation to the Ben Affleck-Bruce Willis movie.

Where 2009's Red Faction: Guerrilla focused on Alec Mason's rebellion against the oppressive Earth Defense Force, Armageddon shifts the focus and ups the stakes. The game picks up roughly 50 years later and focuses on Darius Mason, Alec's grandson. When the younger Mason accidentally unleashes a planet-threatening evil on Mars, it's up to Darius and his grandfather's old rebel group, the Red Faction, to clean up the mess.

As in previous Red Faction games, cleaning up a big mess will require making an even bigger mess, thanks to a focus on physics-based destruction. Armageddon will provide players some new surroundings to explosively customize, from ice caves to lava flows.

As has become a focus for THQ, Red Faction: Armageddon will launch on the crest of a significant transmedia push. Earlier this month, the publisher released the downloadable spin-off Red Faction: Battlegrounds, and a SyFy Channel original movie is set to debut on the cable network June 4.

For more on Red Faction: Armageddon, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

13 comments
bluespire1
bluespire1

First FEAR 3 Now this I wonder what a weeks delay will accomplish...

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

That delay is good for them... As now I will definitely buy it. I wouldn't have had the money on the 31st, and may have never gotten around to the purchase.

jadefury27
jadefury27

this is fine by me. more games to take into the summer. thats generally a slow period so i welcome this.

InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

It may be the year of the rabbit in china but here in the Americas' its the year of the delays. lol

lahbitec
lahbitec

@mickey_mickey48: thats right the problem is that any game either published or developed by rockstar will paralyze the whole month

turok0
turok0

surely GOTY 2011. And RFG was GOTY 2009 in my book

Barighm
Barighm

Fine by me. It can barely be called a delay, plus it clashed with a few other games coming out on its old release date.

Hopkins_J
Hopkins_J

I'm glad the demo isn't going to be affected by this. It's going to be all I need.

hush404
hush404

Ehh, that's okay with me. I've got lots Im playing and a few titles coming my way in may anyways :P

graavigala
graavigala

I just hope that this doesnt mean that there will be some DLC crap right after the game is out...

hyksiu
hyksiu

It's not that bad...

lahbitec
lahbitec

i expected that most of the developers and publishers are afraid of one game in May guess which game?