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THQ Reveals Red Faction Arcade And Other Promo Initiatives

THQ was pleased at the warm reception Red Faction: Guerrilla received, and they really want to promote the new title, Red Faction: Armageddon.

According to what the publisher told CVG, they plan to utilize the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live services to generate a buzz for their ambitious project. Said buzz will be created by something called "Red Faction Arcade," which will be available as a digital download "three or four months before Armageddon. It's not a bad idea, especially for those who missed out on Guerrilla last year, a game that turned out to be one of the best action/adventure experiences of 2010. Said THQ boss Danny Bilson:

"There's going to be a Red Faction Arcade game that ships about three or four months before Armageddon. What's interesting is that we will sell it to the fans, it will have content you can download that is TV show-related, it will build up to the new game and also we can use it to drive pre-orders, too; we can give codes and aspects of it, we can give the whole thing away."

TV-related download content? Cool. Armageddon returns to the franchise's roots, so-to-speak, by diving back underground after being able to parade around the surface of Mars in Guerrilla. Unsurprisingly, a "greater evil" lurks beneath, and you'll have more to deal with than pissed-off government guys. In Arcade, it's simpler; Bilson describes it as a title with "multi-faceted mini games," and it's a strategy that will apply to other THQ projects, including Saints Row:

"You'll see it on Red Faction, you'll see it on Saint's Row and a couple of others. Not only that, we have a comic book coming on it as well. And in December we'll announce the Saint's Row situation, which is the biggest trans-media play anyone has ever done."

THQ is definitely trying to push the envelope these days, aren't they? Just one question- will any of those "multi-faceted mini-games" for Saints Row include Tera Patrick?

Related Game(s): Red Faction

Tags: red faction, ps3, psn, release

6/28/2010 10:27:59 AM Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 11:14:33 AM
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Hail THQ! Not just about the games but their fans

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kraygen
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 12:32:15 PM
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I wasn't impressed by RF Guerrilla so they'd have to change it up a bit to interest me.

However sony could certainly learn a thing or 2 from them about advertising and getting your name out there. This sounds like a great marketing system they have set up for the new game.

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Deleted User
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 12:47:25 PM

@kraygen Wha werent you impressed about?

I'm a huge Red Faction fan. I'm gonna eat up, everything they'll release. Seriously, back in '01, '02, it was about Gaylo. Honestly, Red Faction was the pinnacle of FPS for me.

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kraygen
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 1:15:38 PM

it just felt too slow and clunky for using melee and the gunning didn't feel very polished either.

Everything just felt very stiff, melee was too slow to be useful and the guns felt inaccurate and weak.

I tried it for a while right after it came out and I haven't played it since then, so I don't remember everything, but I remember hating the controls and how the character felt when I played him.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 4:11:19 PM
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"A" for effort. Not really my thing though.

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JackC8
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 6:21:33 PM
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I really enjoyed Guerrilla. The atmosphere of the game sort of grew on me, and blowing stuff to smithereens was a ton of fun. And you could attack your targets in a huge variety of different ways, so you actually had to do some honest-to-goodness strategic thinking if you wanted to successfully complete your missions.

I guess the SyFy Channel is making a tie-in movie to coincide with the launching of the nest game. Those things are usually pretty low budget and, well, bad, but I get a kick out of them.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 5:29:36 AM
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as much as i love red faction and saints row screw them and show us some stuff on black 2, ah i mean bodycount ;)
and darksiders 2, i really cant wait for that to release!
its by far the best action game released this gen!
better than DMC, bayonetta, GOW, dantes inferno put together!!!!!
even better than......... dare i say it?
better than ninja gaiden?
maybe not better than ninja gaiden, but dam close! and 10 times better than the other 4!!!!

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Lairfan
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 5:09:49 PM

You know, it looks to me like you're just trying to piss people off on this site instead of offering up an honest opinion. Not only do I not understand you're wildly varying viewpoints on games (you say you like GoW3, then you go and say Darksiders is the best thing since sliced bread), I also don't get the crazed, off-topic rants that you post in articles (much like this one actually). If you would care to enlighten me as to how this has anything to do with Red Faction whatsoever, be my guest.

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