THQ registers Red Faction: Armageddon, Origins domains

Publisher floats two possible subtitles for upcoming new installment in Volition's highly destructible action series.

Even before Volition shipped Red Faction: Guerrilla, THQ had signaled plans to continue the series beyond the long-awaited installment. In April 2009, the publisher slipped mention of the game's follow-up, tentatively titled Red Faction 4, into a post-earnings release presentation slide, saying it would be out by March 31, 2012. By February 2010, THQ had moved that game's release up to its current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2011).

Whether it's the beginning or the end, Alec Mason is ready.

Details on the game remain largely under wraps. However, a title may have surfaced today, courtesy of Internet sleuthing site Superannuation. On February 22, THQ registered a number of domain names and variant spellings for Red Faction: Armageddon and Red Faction: Origins.

The domain registrations are good for a year, expiring on February 22, 2011. However, none of the listed URLs currently contain any form of content. It is also unclear whether the domain names pertain to a single game or two separate ones.

As noted by THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell in February, Red Faction 4 had been pushed up a year to capitalize on Red Faction: Guerrilla's critical and commercial success. The executive noted that it will feature "robust online gameplay" and that Volition has continued to enhance the game's noteworthy environmental destruction. The studio expects to have the game on hand at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

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Knutte79
Knutte79

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thingta42
thingta42

Yah more blowing the crap out of anything! Looking forward to the new game.

deathcon4
deathcon4

@AStriegel75 Guerilla being a good game isn't a touch on it's previous titles. The originals would be top sellers if Xbox Live was as popular back then and was supported.

alixkid
alixkid

THQ should make a game like BC2 theses guys have an amazing destructive environments and it would be nice to see another company making war/sci-fi shooters since MW has dropped the ball time for a new party to show up on the scene.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

it took them way to long to fix the PC version. I'm going to pass on this one.

MAXPAINE_1989
MAXPAINE_1989

oye mason ..... am not gonna speak am tired of getting those stupid warning ftw man ftw yo lil kids stay away from my name really everytime they report y the H3ll man GTFO!!!!!!!!!!

Hakud0ushi
Hakud0ushi

RFG was really good, im looking forward to more.

Trogeton
Trogeton

This is gonna be insanely cool

AStriegel75
AStriegel75

Started playing RF: Guerilla a couple weeks ago after buying it cheap and I haven't been able to put it down. I still play other things from time to time but I love the game. I had never played a RF game before Guerilla but I am now a fan. The MP is a great time, most of the time. There are a few balance issues with it but it's still a lot of fun I've probably spent half of my time with the game on MP.

Malhound
Malhound

There was a Wii Red Faction title named Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T. and it's in the alpha stage of development, but then Locomotive Games (formerly DT Productions, and Pacific Coast Power & Light) closed. After that, several character models and a trailer was shown to the public. So cancel Red Faction 4 and continue development of Red Faction: B.E.A.S.T. Continue with the 4th game in 2012.

soupa_mario
soupa_mario

Red Faction: Origins?! Seriously.... What is with games and the subtitle origins.

Blade8Aus
Blade8Aus

@Transparanoia yeah, I agree. The technology in Guerilla was cool but Red Faction one had a great game behind its fantastically innovative technology. Guerillas campaign was a bit repetitive and while I haven't tried out its multiplayer yet, I find it hard to believe it would be better than the one in the original (PC version)

muzza93
muzza93

1 thing i hated about Guerilla is that army or the police are always chasing u, sometimes u just want to be left alone and knock down buildings, Just Cause 2 is the same, ur constantly fighting which is bloody crap for open world games. in JC2 u can hav da most fun at the airports but just being there makes the army chase u, its F***ing annoying

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

Red Faction 2 is the best. I really, REALLY hated with what they did to Guerrilla. They took the fun, awesome FPS and turned it into Saints Row. I was SO mad...

Transparanoia
Transparanoia

Red Faction 1 still holds a dear place in my heart. Played it through so many times when I was a youngen. It's unfortunate that the second one was balls and the third was pretty average. I need a bit more than just blowing up buildings, I'm afraid.

krimlin077
krimlin077

In RF:G y,they toted that buildings were given "weight" and that the dev's HAD to build each building with proper structure and support beams, but I hate ( and very much laugh at ) seeing a nearly intact building on the top two floors with massive weight completely balance and be supported by ONE I-beam that I left intact just to prove the "physics" wrong. Please, address the " weight" of objects!

FrostyGoat
FrostyGoat

RFG is the best 3rd person shooter out there today in my books.

bschroth
bschroth

i think all games could use a lot more destructibility like red faction. maybe not on the same scale, but within it's own reality. sometimes it takes me out of a game when i launch a grenade indoors and there's nothing to show except a black char circle on the ground. i think this breaks the illusion when thinks don't react how they should, especially in games with realistic style graphics.

JoeSour
JoeSour

Sweet, loved Guerrilla but the online needs a bit more tweeking for replayability, other than that...awesome can't wait!!

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

The first one was fantastic would happily pick it up right now and play it, the second wasn't it wasn't great tbh, number 3 was a alot better then the second taking out the bottom of a silo tower to crush a warehouse full of enemys alone made it so much better then the second but lacked the story of the third. For the 4th More destruction more everything but personaly I'd prefer it 1st person on foot or atleast the option like in fallout3 to swap

jasonlc3221
jasonlc3221

@bschroth I agree, the online play of Guerrilla was highly underrated. I enjoy the online play more than MW2

BrickTamland314
BrickTamland314

the first one was amazing, probably one of the first games on ps2 that really made me connect with the protagonist, 2nd and 3rd were ok IMO, im hoping the 4th one is great

bschroth
bschroth

i'll buy it day one like i did with guerrilla if they put in co-op and give me more to destroy. loved guerrilla, still think the multiplayer in underrated.

ipikisis
ipikisis

Let's see, we'll see ...

Dragdar
Dragdar

"Oh well another series to go lulzy 3rd person crap fest....." shut your trap, Red Faction is an AWESOME game,lots of fun.

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

Oh well another series to go lulzy 3rd person crap fest.....

kevass007
kevass007

lets hope theres an option for first person

bobcat1794
bobcat1794

they need to add more indoor gameplay because i never went in a building in guerilla and they need more cities and more population because the only civiliands you saw were in cars. Also co-op would be nice

steven141
steven141

Guerilla was awesome but i want to see more indoor areas and i want to be able to blow chunks of rock out of the ground too and build tunnels. Good news though

D1zzyCriminal
D1zzyCriminal

The thing that ruined Guerrilla for me was that the game was just about blowin' crap up. The destruction was amazing and good fun, it was all a technical achievement. RF4 will be better with larger indoor environments and a focus on something other than destruction, but having the option to bust stuff up will aid you.

ethanrulez
ethanrulez

I hope they add something thats like a huge city with skyscrapers that are just begging to be destroyed :D

blueliquidplus
blueliquidplus

The free copy of Guerrilla I got from my Darksiders game made the Darksiders game worth the purchase and I really enjoyed it... but I still say the first game was the best... I loved carving tunnels and stuff :)

green_dominator
green_dominator

I liked Guerrilla but I'd kinda like to see a return of FPS with the level of destruction you could cause in Guerrilla..... My only real gripe with the last game is multiplayer..... The online functionality just sucked, it was a good idea but ended up being boring.....

dezzyfiesta
dezzyfiesta

I hope they get rid of the dull open world Mars. Something a little more compact if it had more in it would be nice. It got awful annoying driving from one end of the map to the other in the one speed vehicles in Guerilla.

Brak_N_Zorak
Brak_N_Zorak

i liked the original one more than the gta style version. the destruction was fun but i couldn't get into gorilla. i would purchase an xbox live arcade version if it was released.

gmans33
gmans33

I thought Red Faction Guerrilla was a great game. The destructible buildings were amazing and fun to destroy. Looking forward to the newest installments.

aryeec
aryeec

I think the series should go back to its roots, pure fps with a compelling story with an updated version of the original Red Faction's terrain warp engine.

dakan45
dakan45

Nice but i would prefer if they made a new ip. Seriously, also we got saints row 2.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I thought RF:Guerilla was great fun, and maybe a little underated.

andrew1995k
andrew1995k

i have the first one and third one they both are cant waits for the fourth one

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

i absolutely loved guerrilla, but they needed to add terrain damage on top of property damage. and make the world a little more populated and lively.

JOKER677
JOKER677

I wonder if it will be in first or third person view. Guerrilla was much better than I thought it'd be even though it was third person.

tatu2004
tatu2004

great that's all good news.

Pipboy360
Pipboy360

My only complaint with Guerrilla is the fact that driving around Mars is incredibly boring. I know that can't be helped, since the story takes place on Mars, and you really can't make Mars that interesting, but that was a huge flaw to me. Also I would like to see more variety in the missions, as I could only play RFG for a good hour before I got bored. It's still a good game, and I'll certainly look into the next installments. I love Red Faction as a franchise.

flameducky
flameducky

The next Red Faction should improve on the story. Red Faction 1 had a great story for it's time. Guerrilla's story was pretty decent but I felt that it focused too much on blowing stuff up then being an actual Guerrilla fighter

TXGAMER7
TXGAMER7

i cant wait but still i wonder if they'll give us the option to put it in first person view. i miss tha old days