Red Faction: Armageddon gets collector's edition Down Under

EB Games will exclusively stock a special edition of THQ's upcoming sci-fi shooter; JB Hi-Fi and GAME offering comic books with preorders.

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The Red Faction franchise went on a six-year hiatus between 2003 and 2009, returning with a drastic overhaul. Red Faction: Guerrilla departed from its linear first-person shooter roots, emerging as an open-world third-person action game that garnered positive reviews from the press. It wasn't long before a sequel, Red Faction: Armageddon, was announced, and with the game being released in Australia shortly, THQ has announced what additional goodies it plans to pack in for those who preorder the game.

In a win for EB Games, the specialist retailer managed to exclusively secure the Red Faction: Armageddon collector's edition for those who hold a preorder for the game. Inside of the box, you'll find a copy of the game, a download code for Red Faction: Battlegrounds, Recon and Commando downloadable content packs, and a poster.

 The previous Red Faction games were all about destruction, but now the focus is also on rebuilding.
The previous Red Faction games were all about destruction, but now the focus is also on rebuilding.

As for JB Hi-Fi and GAME, people who preorder there will receive a Red Faction comic book, which serves as a prequel to the game.

Red Faction: Armageddon takes place 50 years after the last game; this time heading beneath the surface of Mars. The story follows Darius Mason, a contractor, who inadvertently opens up a mineshaft that's been holding an alien horde back.

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