THQ has announced today that the top-down game, Red Faction: Battlegrounds, is now available for purchase on PlayStation Network and for $9.99 and will be available on April 6th through Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. The vehicular-combat multiplayer-based game features fast vehicles, tanks and combat walkers on Mars. Get ready for a ride that will take you across the red planet. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to put any fuzzy dice on your rearview mirrors.
“For hardcore Red Faction fans to casual racers that just want to blow stuff up, Red Faction: Battlegrounds provides a completely new way to experience the Red Faction universe,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “This explosive arcade game is a throwback to top-down, four-player racers of the past, yet with story tie-ins and unlockable weaponry that you will experience in our must futuristic game, Red Faction: Armageddon. Great on their own, playing either will make the other that much more enjoyable – exactly what we want from our transmedia projects.”
THQ also revealed that exclusive unlockable bonus content in Red Faction: Armageddon. Players who reach Rank 20 in Red Faction: Battlegrounds will receive the Enforcer, a EDF rapid fire smart rifle with heat-seeking ammunition, in Armageddon. Players who reach Rank 10 in Battlegrounds will receive 2,000 Salvage Points, which can be used to purchase upgrades to Darius Mason’s Nano Forge and weapons arsenal.