Now, don’t go taking a hammer to the nearest wall but Red Faction: Armageddon has indeed been delayed. But fear not, while F.3.A.R.’s recent delay will make us wait another month, Armageddon is only getting pushed back a month. Maybe they’re afraid L.A. Noire will horde all the attention? Or perhaps they simply need more time for some last second spit and polish. Either way, June just keeps looking better.
The game’s demo is still on track for its May 3rd release and for the less mathematically inclined the new release dates are as follows: June 7th in the US and for everyone else you can expect it on June 10th. With Armageddon, Alice: Madness Returns (6/14), Shadows of the Damned (6/21), F.3.A.R. (6/24) and E3 (6/7-9), June has become one of the most exciting months of the year. READ MORE
The followup to one of my favorite games of 2009, Red Faction: Guerilla, is borrowing a little from the horror genre as it goes under the surface of Mars. From what we’ve seen of the game so far Armageddon looks to be shaping up quite nicely, and while I don’t know about you, I’m all for mixing a little Dead Space into my Red Faction mix. The game releases for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on May 31st for those of us in The States, June 2nd for the Aussies and a day later in the UK.
For the unfamiliar, Armageddon takes place on Mars five years after the events in Guerrilla. Unfortunately, the destruction of the Terraformer that kept Mars nice and sunny left its surface uninhabitable, forcing the colonists to burrow deep underground, kind of like Zerglings trying to escape a Siege Tank’s fire. Yeah, I just went full-on nerd there. Anyway, the colonists end up digging too deep unleashing an ancient race of scary bug aliens that look like the long lost cousins of the Reapers in Resident Evil 5 and all hell breaks loose. Fortunately, you play as Darius Mason, grandson of Alec (the main dude from the last game) and he’s totally equipped to kick tons of alien ass. READ MORE
This game looks like explosive good fun and while it’ll retain much of the mindless destructive tendencies that Guerrilla had what really sets Red Faction: Armageddon apart is its added survival horror flavor. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Armageddon takes place under the surface of Mars where humanity has drilled too deep, waking up an ancient race of creepy bug aliens. Add on top of that the blow shit up and put it back together again features from the first game, new weapons, mechs and the Ruin Mode that you can check out below and this game is looking pretty damn good.
In case you’re worried about spending much of the game underground, head past the jump for some incredibly cool artwork that showcases the varied looks and atmosphere of the levels we’ll be exploring when Armageddon breaks down store shelves on May 31st. READ MORE
I hope there’s still room on your calendar because this week has been a great week for release dates and it’s getting even better now that we know exactly when to expect Red Faction: Armageddon. Put a big explosion on May 31st people, because that’s when we’ll know if the series’ brave plunge into horror was a great idea or not. This new release date leaves us with only three short months to really let that excitement build up, but I have it on good authority that the wait will be worth it.
Red Faction: Armageddon destroys, then rebuilds the US on May 31st for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, before assaulting the rest of the world on June 3rd. In case you missed the last two release date announcements, The Third Birthday is confirmed for a April Fool’s release and Dead Space 2′s first DLC entitled Severed will be dismembering store shelves on March 1st.READ MORE
Last year was pretty good to horror fans, pretty good indeed. It gave us Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a game that would’ve scared my pants off if I had been wearing pants while I played it. What? Don’t you play all your horror games without pants? After coming close to soiling myself during late night Dead Space marathons I’ve learned the virtues of playing games while my loins are in the comfy embrace of a thick adult diaper. It keeps me from having to do laundry so I can save my quarters for more important things like soda and snacks for said half naked gaming marathons.
But enough about me and my bizarre gaming habits, let’s talk about this year and what’s lurking in the shadows, waiting to satiate our endless appetites for all things twisted and horrifying. If the following thirteen games are anything to go by, this year might just be the best one yet for fans of the genre. READ MORE
Don’t let the upcoming merry Christmas shenanigans bring you down because I’m here to spread horror cheer like Malaria! While most “normal” people are walking around spreading overrated things like charity and joy, I’ve made it my goal to use this time of year to celebrate the important things. Things like scary movies, terrifying games and Halloween decorations in lieu of the more “traditional” Christmas decor. And yes, my neighbors absolutely despise me.
So why don’t you grab a sippy cup filled with chocolate milk, take a seat and celebrate with me, because after the break we have a lot to be happy about. I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say our favorite tomb raiding chick might be taking on the survival horror genre, and a demo for a certain strategic dismembering game will have a demo out later this month. READ MORE