Red Faction Armageddon to destroy, rebuild store shelves May 31

Ahh, Spring. It's everyone's favorite of our Earth's four seasons, for obvious reasons: Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and underground revolutionaries use weapons of mass destruction to topple manmade structures onto the unexpecting, squishy crowns of extraterrestrial aggressors. Not familiar with that last bit? Oh, you probably haven't heard: THQ and Volition have announced a May 31 U.S. release date and June 3 international release for their upcoming, extremely explodable action title, Red Faction Armageddon.

That means we're just three short months from finding out what new methods of uncivil engineering the developer's thrown in this time around -- we've got our fingers crossed for some sort of double sledgehammer, which is, of course, a sledgehammer with another sledgehammer stuck on the bottom. Oh, man. Could you imagine?
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RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON SET TO UNLEASH HELL ON MARS ON MAY 31, 2011

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Feb 22, 2011 – Above ground or beneath the surface, nowhere on Mars is safe as Red Faction®: Armageddon explodes onto the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC with a planned release date of May 31 in North America and June 3 internationally, THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and its internal studio, Volition, Inc. announced today.

Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed science-fiction franchise, building on the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla as well as the upcoming Syfy live-action movie, Red Faction: OriginsTM. As destruction expert Darius Mason, your journey will take you from the frozen poles to the molten core of Mars as you wage war against the Red Faction's greatest enemy yet. Built on the groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 destruction engine, players can take advantage of total environmental destruction, collapsing huge Martian structures on their enemies. Rebuild all that you destroy with the Nano-Forge's incredible repair ability, creating new gameplay scenarios never before possible.

"Red Faction: Armageddon is an incredible new entry in this vaunted franchise, and Volition once again pushes the envelope of technology and science fiction," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "Come May 31, players can look forward to collapsing entire buildings on their enemies, using the world as their weapon."

Red Faction: Armageddon is rated for M for Mature by the ESRB and is scheduled to be available on May 31 in North America for a suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information, please visit http://www.redfaction.com/

This article was originally published on Joystiq.