Preordering Red Faction: Armageddon Nets You ‘Battlegrounds’, a Twisted Metal-Like Game


THQ sure seems like the giving type. They’ve been giving away some of their older games with the purchase of new ones, and now they’re even giving away a brand new down-loadable game called “Red Faction: Battlegrounds” when you pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon at either Gamestop or Amazon. Red Faction: Armageddon will be available in stores on May 31st for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. If you can’t wait that long to play Red Faction: Battlegrounds, it will also be available by itself as a download title in Europe and North America April 5th on Xbox 360 and PS3 for $10. There’s no word yet on a PC release.

Red Faction: Battlegrounds looks like a miniature version of Twisted Metal:

Here’s the rundown on what you can get when you pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon at different locations:

Walmart: 24-page illustrated comic book that also contains a mini-strategy guide from Prima Games.

Amazon.com: Red Faction: Battlegrounds arcade game for either Xbox 360, or PS3.

Gamestop: Red Faction: Battlegrounds arcade game for either Xbox 360, or PS3. The “Commando Pack” for Red Faction: Armageddon that contains an armored commando uniform, dual laser pistols, and a plasma thrower weapon.

Best Buy: The “Recon Pack” for Red Faction: Armageddon that contains the clandestine recon uniform built specifically for snipers and spies, the arc welder weapon that electrocutes clusters of enemies, and the XNG-5000 weapon which launches nanite-filled projectiles that dissolve your foes.

Here’s a trailer from E3 2010 for Red Faction: Armageddon:

Here’s a look at some of the destructive abilities in Red Faction: Armageddon courtesy of IGN.com:

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