THQ and Volition Inc. have announced a firm release date for the next chapter in the Red Faction Franchise. Armageddon will be hitting UK shores on June 3rd, providing us with a very different experience than we're used to from the long-running series.
Instead of the martian sandbox tundra (used to great effect in Red Faction: Guerilla), Armageddon takes place in the tunnels deep within the core of the planet. Playing as veteran demonlition-type-chap Darius Mason, players will need to defend humanity from a terrifying 'alien' race that attack from below the surface. Structures can be reassembled as well as destroyed- which will hopefully open up a range of tactical options. Here's a warm pile of spiely blurb for your cynical perusal:
Red Faction: Armageddon is an incredible new entry in this vaunted franchise, and Volition once again pushes the envelope of technology and science fiction. Come [June], players can look forward to collapsing entire buildings on their enemies, using the world as their weapon. - Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ
What little we've seen of Red Faction: Armageddon suggests that it's shaping up rather well, but we hope that the core gameplay won't be cramped by its subterranean setting.
Oh, and there'll also be a SyFy channel film to fill in some backstory. Avoid contact with eyes at all costs.