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Red Faction: Battlegrounds Hits PSN Today With 3D

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Hello again! Later today, our four-player, top-down vehicular combat game Red Faction: Battlegrounds will be available on PlayStation Network for just $9.99.! Utilizing Martian heavy assault walkers, armored tanks, and speedy rovers, your goal is to destroy the competition across multiple team-based or free-for-all battles. Best of all: Battlegrounds is 3D-enabled for play on your 3D TV! Buckle up.

Red Faction: Battlegrounds for PS3

If you’re not familiar with Red Faction: Battlegrounds from our exclusive PSN beta last year, the game is set within the Red Faction universe, specifically during the 50-year period between Red Faction: Guerrilla and Armageddon. You’ll battle opponents all over the surface of Mars in different environments, including military compounds, mining towns, and bases taken over by a new enemy. And just like with previous Red Faction titles, you’ll need to demolish many of the structures standing in your way.

Red Faction: Battlegrounds for PS3

Here are some key features for Red Faction: Battlegrounds:

  • Full online multiplayer with XP and ranking systems
  • Local multiplayer for up to four players with no need for split-screen!
  • Take any combination of local players online with you
  • Multiple game modes including Deathmatch, Survival, and Flag Frenzy
  • Exclusive 3D support for PS3
  • Extra weapons such as remote charges, proximity mines, and even singularity bombs
  • 16 single-player training missions to get you on your way
  • 9 multiplayer arenas
  • 8 vehicles that include light ATV’s, heavy tanks, and even combat walkers!

One other feature that we’ve packed in, is that by completing certain milestones in Red Faction: Battlegrounds, you’ll gain exclusive unlockable bonus content for Red Faction: Armageddon, releasing May 31st.

  • Reach rank 10 and you will receive 2,000 Salvage, which can be used for upgrading weaponry and the Nano Forge.
  • Reach rank 20 and you will unlock one of Red Faction: Guerrilla’s signature weapons, the EDF Enforcer, which fires heat-seeking tracer bullets at your enemies.

For more information on Red Faction: Battlegrounds make sure to head to our official site or our official community site. Thanks for reading, and all of us hope that you enjoy the game! Red Faction: Battlegrounds will be available on PSN for $9.99 later today.

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Yugzz911 said:

April 5th, 1:37 pm


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    J Goldberg said:

    April 5th, 6:02 pm

    It’s better than bad, it’s good!

Yugzz911 said:

April 5th, 1:38 pm

Get Platinum on it?

XMbeaner said:

April 5th, 1:41 pm

I want this so bad I can fell it in my pants.

B1gg_Randall said:

April 5th, 1:43 pm

Hey is this free for PSN+ members?

Yugzz911 said:

April 5th, 1:45 pm


Kirkpad said:

April 5th, 1:48 pm

A lot of people seem to think this is going to be free for PS+ members. I think this is because of an email which was sent to EU PS+ users. I’m assuming that is not true here.

Gogo_ZvC said:

April 5th, 1:50 pm

Sweet, but is it free for PlayStation Plus members? I read an article a while back on Destructoid:

It’s neat what you guys did with the milestones for free unlocks in Armageddon! I can’t wait to try it, great job :)

Purgatory said:

April 5th, 2:14 pm

I hope we get it as I heard about it from a retweet THQ did linking to an article that talking about it being free for Plus members!/Playerstation3/status/49592345297035264

etur0 said:

April 5th, 2:21 pm

well there be a demo

JKar275 said:

April 5th, 2:26 pm

@7: Yes, there definitely will be a demo.

@J Goldberg: Will there be a discount for PS Plus subscribers?

LarryFabulous said:

April 5th, 2:26 pm

An email was sent out to folks on the US list as well…I got one telling me that if I subscribe to PS+ by March 29 that I would receive a download code for RF: Battlegrounds on April 5th. We’ll see if that hits my inbox today! I extended a year just in case :P

Amans91 said:

April 5th, 2:33 pm

if it’s for free PS+ thatll be awesome :)

KILLZONE79 said:

April 5th, 2:59 pm

lol didnt even know beta ended lol

SwoleRN said:

April 5th, 3:41 pm

Red Faction in 3D! You had me at hello Sony, lol.
Hopefully discount for PSN+ users, going broke with all this 3d greatness.

DrApollo said:

April 5th, 4:03 pm

How was the Beta?…missed it :(

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    J Goldberg said:

    April 5th, 5:42 pm

    It went over really well. We asked for direct community feedback from everyone that participated, then incorporated much of it into the final product released today.

    That reminds me, thanks again to everyone that left us feedback either on the official PlayStation forums, or within our community site – !

CrashSpyro said:

April 5th, 4:07 pm

It’s free for new PS+ subscribers that signed up before 3/25. It’s not free to all PS+ people.

hush404 said:

April 5th, 4:37 pm

,,,, is there any kind of single player? From what I read it’s a multiplayer run through while blowing stuff up… I’ll check out the demo at least.

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    J Goldberg said:

    April 5th, 5:38 pm

    There sure is! As stated in my post above, Red Faction: Battlegrounds has “16 single-player training missions to get you on your way!”. These missions are a great way to learn the controls and gain the skills you’ll need to compete online against other PSN members.

Arcadian_Rebel said:

April 5th, 4:38 pm

Great package for so cheap! Will be picking this one up.

Link01 said:

April 5th, 6:09 pm

wasn’t this suppose to be free for PS+ subscribers? I didn’t get an email and I’ve been with PS+ from the start…

krohniq said:

April 5th, 7:06 pm

I purchased the game. After download a required update, the game opens up and displays the splash about not playing too much 3D. After this, my monitor goes completely black. The playstation is still functioning at this time, however. I know this because even though I can’t see anything, I can still hold my PS button down for a few seconds, and hit X to quit out. It brings me right back to the main playstation screen.

What gives? Is it in some weird resolution? I am playing on a HD TV. I have never had this issue with any PS games previously.

jh6269 said:

April 5th, 7:18 pm

Just got my free voucher, thanks Sony!

BlooodyCow said:

April 5th, 7:32 pm

Where is my e-mail SONY? I am a PlayStation Plus Member since day one.

Chriscanuck said:

April 5th, 8:07 pm

Ya i’m still waiting for my e-mail aswell. but i’m not worried i’m sure it will come eventually :) if not, i’ll just buy the game cause it is pretty awesome

shadysaiyanz said:

April 5th, 9:18 pm

I swear i read somewhere this was gonna be free to PS+ members. O_o


April 5th, 9:50 pm

I am still waiting for my Email. Will it be in my PS3 inbox? I’ve been Plus since day 1 as well…Help? I Want To Play already!

FonFahbre said:

April 5th, 9:59 pm

I’ll download the demo right.. about… now!.

shyguyNC said:

April 6th, 6:57 am

Plus member since December 2010, no voucher in my email – should I be expecting it? Granted, I wasn’t too impressed with the demo, but I’d give the full game a try if it was free. :P

Fire_Crazed said:

April 6th, 7:07 am

Great game IMO, just i wasn’t expecting a 400ish MB patch right after the 600ish original download. The ranks do go above 20 for the ones wondering about no trophy for any ranks above 20….

Chriscanuck said:

April 6th, 7:34 am

still no e-mail :( darn it!

SmooshyKing said:

April 6th, 8:15 am

I think it’s a case of new subscribers being more important to Sony than people who have already paid their money.

Terrible approach to doing business.

krohniq said:

April 6th, 11:52 am

where do i go for support for this game? i cant get it to run.

siriusbee said:

April 6th, 6:36 pm

Hey…where’s my code? Been a PS+ member since last year!

Fire_Crazed said:

April 6th, 8:49 pm

europe gamers get it for free not us, and the max rank is 25 which equals 100,000 xp

siriusbee said:

April 6th, 10:06 pm

Ah, ok. Some of those blogs should have been more specific.

subadictos said:

April 7th, 11:17 am

Why this game is free for european users and not us!!!

I won’t buy it. Period.

Twigg4075 said:

April 7th, 11:49 am

Free for Europe and not US? What the…? Then why did they send me the email? So dumb.

DjCircle said:

April 7th, 6:13 pm

US got an e-mail if you purchased a 1 Year PlayStation Plus Membership between March 18th and March 27th( i believe) you got it for free. What peeves’ me off is I bought mine on March 17th. Sony wont honor, now I know they don’t have to but if you went to a “brick and mortar” store and did this exact same thing they’d honor it.

Jake20202 said:

April 12th, 5:27 am

I’ve always wanted to get into the Red Faction series. So, I guess I’ll start with this one.

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