Red Faction Armageddon delayed a week to June 7

You might be somewhat upset by the news we're about to drop on you, but we encourage you to keep this fact in mind: You can't rush good destruction. THQ has announced that its upcoming underground shooter Red Faction Armageddon has had its May 31 release pushed back to a June 7 release. The international release date has similarly been bumped back a week, from June 3 to June 10.

The tacking-on of an extra seven days to our wait for the environment-obliterating action title is something of a tough pill to swallow. Just think of it this way: That gives you an extra week to spend with the soon-to-be-launched demo, giving you ample time to truly master your backhand. And, by "backhand," we mean "your devastating sledgehammer arc."
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On June 7, Red Faction: Armageddon is set to explode onto the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in North America. Red Faction: Armageddon will ship internationally on June 10.

Additionally, THQ announced today the free playable demo of Red Faction: Armageddon is scheduled to be available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on May 3.

In the demo, consumers will be introduced to Darius Mason and fight their way through the Martian sewers and an oncoming alien infestation. Meanwhile, Darius must clear his name as the colonists have blamed him for unleashing the alien threat that has ravaged the underground cities of Mars.

Players will have at their disposal the Nano Forge as they combat alien invaders with concussive blasts and core-shattering tremblers. Rebuild all that you destroy with the Nano Forge's incredible Reconstruction ability. Finally, throw entire buildings at your enemies with Red Faction's signature weapon, the Magnet Gun.

The Red Faction: Armageddon demo is also scheduled to be available on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on May 3 or once the PlayStation Network has been restored.

For a limited time, fans can enter to win over $12,000 in prizes as part of the Red Faction "Countdown to Win." To enter and learn more about the contest, please visit

This article was originally published on Joystiq.