THQ have today announced the development of Red Faction: Armageddon, the next title in the successful Red Faction Series, for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.

Red Faction: Armageddon returns the player to Mars as Darius Mason, grandson of Red Faction: Guerilla's Alec Mason. Mars has become an inhospitable place where the population live underground in the former mines where Darius works as a scavenger. Darius inadvertently wakes up the martians, who are not too happy with the situation which puts everyone in jeopardy.

The game plays in the typical style of blowing shit up, saving the population, gaining new weapons and basically shorting it all out.

"Leveraging Volition's groundbreaking Geo-Mod 2.0 technology, Red Faction: Armageddon offers never-before-seen physics-based weaponry that redefines gameplay in the shooter genre. Utilizing Darius' Nano Forge abilities, players are presented with a wealth of new strategic options including reconstruction technology and the Magnet Gun in their battle to save humanity. From lava tubes to ice caves, gamers will discover a new playground for epic battles in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer co-operative modes.

Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat. Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity's last hope for survival."