Today, THQ announced Red Faction: Battlegrounds, the first DLC game set in the Red Faction universe. The multiplayer-focused title is all about vehicular combat, and pits mechs against tanks and buggies. Red Faction was famous for its destructible environments - and THQ plans to stay true to that element of the series.
“Just as in other Red Faction games, you can pretty much blow up everything. Only this time, you do it with your friends using hulking mechs, armored tanks and combat walkers,” explains THQ’s Kevin Kraff in a prepared statement. The game will allow for four players at a time locally or online. So far, the modes that have been announced are Survival, Annihilate, and Flag Frenzy. But it looks like there’ll be a King of the Hill mode as well.
Red Factions: Battlegrounds will be playable at Gamescon 2010 in Cologne Germany and is scheduled to release in 2011. We like the look of Battlegrounds so far. You can check out the first screenshots and trailer below.
Above: The first trailer for Red Factions: Battlegrounds
Aug 16, 2010
Above: This screenshot from THQ was titled ‘King of the Hill.’ Sounds like this could be the name for an unnanounced mode