The company that used to publish the blockbuster Company of Heroes and Metro franchises imploded in rapid and spectacular fashion in late 2012, getting its assets sold off in early 2013 . Some of its holdings, like the WWE and Saints Row games, found homes. But the fate of other members of the former THQ family tree -- Devil's Third, spearheaded by former Team Ninja leader Tomonobu Itagaki, for one -- is still ambiguous. Danny Bilson, who ran the cores games division of THQ, is talking a bit about the games that got screwed up or orphaned in the company's last few years.
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Despite the guilty pleasures of Red Faction: Guerilla, all it took was one sub-par game in the series (Red Faction: Armageddon) for publisher THQ to, at least temporarily, pull the plug on the series. Which is a damn shame.
Red Faction: Guerrilla featured the Ostrich Hammer, which was pretty out there weapon and, if I may offer my own opinion, a beautiful thing. Now, as a reward for consumers downloading the Red Faction Armageddon trailer, Volition is giving the phrase 'double rainbow' a whole new meaning with Mr Toots - a weapon in the shape of a unicorn that literally reigns destruction and chaos by farting rainbows.
When the ancient alien plagued colonised of the planet Mars meet a popular Norwegian New Wave band, there can be only one outcome: Pipe wrench fight!
Remember when we told you that Mr Toots, a wee unicorn with a powerful, rainbow-spraying ass, would come to Red Faction: Armageddon? Well, here's your official confirmation from THQ who also reveals how we'll get our hands on Mr. Toots incredibly destructive rectum.
Players will be waiting an extra week to stave off the alien invasion of Mars as THQ pushes Red Faction: Armageddon from May 31 to June 7, June 10 internationally. The Xbox 360 demo is still hitting May 3.
Get your arse to a limited portion of Mars with the Red Faction Armageddon demo, currently slated to come to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on May 3. Sorry, PC gamers, but there won't be a demo for you.
THQ's next big Martian adventure, Red Faction: Armageddon comes to the PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on May 31 in North America, June 3 worldwide. The SyFy TV movie also airs in May, if you're that interested.
Red Faction: Guerilla, you suspect, was an open world game purely as a result of the design limitations of destruction. It's difficult to create a more focused, story driven experience when you're only a single misdirected rocket away from destroying a crucial part of the level design. Yeah... that bridge you blew up when you got a little excited - you sorta needed to drive over that, not eviscerate it. For Red Faction: Armageddon, however, Volition has come up with a functional solution that's as simple as it is seamless.
I was a huge fan of Red Faction: Guerrilla and the freedom of destruction it delivered gamers at the blunt end of a hammer. But Red Faction Armageddon sounds like it's made reversing chaos just as much fun.