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Three New Red Faction: Guerilla DLC Packs On The Way

Damnit Cohagen, give these people downloads!

THQ  shot out a short note announcing three new DLC packs for Red Faction: Guerilla , Volition 's surprisingly good open-world get-your-ass-to-Mars game. The first pack will be called Demon of the Badlands and will hit Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on August 13 for $10. There's precious little information on what the pack will contain, though the release does say it "will feature a destructive single-player mission arc that takes place in a new Mars landscape outside of the game's expansive world." Here's five screenshots.


 


 


 


 


 
The other two packs will follow later in the year. Hopefully one of them will feature this guy.

 

 
  
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Posted by Brad
THQ  shot out a short note announcing three new DLC packs for Red Faction: Guerilla , Volition 's surprisingly good open-world get-your-ass-to-Mars game. The first pack will be called Demon of the Badlands and will hit Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on August 13 for $10. There's precious little information on what the pack will contain, though the release does say it "will feature a destructive single-player mission arc that takes place in a new Mars landscape outside of the game's expansive world." Here's five screenshots.


 


 


 


 


 
The other two packs will follow later in the year. Hopefully one of them will feature this guy.

 

 
  
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Posted by ververdan0226

First... And nice, I love Red Faction so far. The fact that they're doing DLC packs is awesome, though I hope its more substantial than what Volition also did with its own Saints Row 2, which was really shitty DLC to be honest.

Edited by Snail

Eh.

Posted by LethalKi11ler

Well it's a good thing for people that own the game... ALways good to know there are some companies that release DLC, hope the support keeps on going for a while like in Burnout Paradise and Fable 2

Posted by GrimCrossFade

HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Can't stop playing this game!!!!!
It is my life!

Posted by Kiemoe

I feel a Fallout 3 DLC fest coming on here

Posted by natetodamax

I still need to get this game. Looks awesome.

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Posted by Teptom

Red Faction is a great game. I'll wait and see what else it adds though.

Posted by Pie

Is it free?

Posted by wrecks

Fuck. Yes.

Posted by JeffGoldblum
@Pie said:
" Is it free? "
Doubt it.
Posted by wrecks
@Pie said:
" Is it free? "
800 points
Posted by kmdrkul

Definitely will be purchasing!

Posted by fugie7

alright more mission to destroy stuff! im in !

Posted by Pie

Silly people

Edited by Evernix

Cool, so the first DLC for Red Faction on consoles comes out 12 days before the actual game for the PC is released.

I hate being a PC gamer sometimes.

Posted by Teirdome

I've really enjoyed Red Faction, but I'm not sure DLC is necessary.  It feels pretty complete to me so far.

Edited by DeadFish

The PC version will be out in 2 months. I hope they are going to add some of that DLC (depending on when it's going to be ready) to the PC release. The fact that it is a GFW title and that they sure would like to fill up that empty, empty marketplace doesn't make it too likely, though.

edit: And yeah, the delay is unfortunate in the first place...

Edited by Branthog

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Posted by GTCknight

So its gonna be Mad Max on Mars then.

I guess I'm alright with that for now. I still need to go buy and then play Red Faction: Guerilla though.

Posted by cikame

New locations... on mars...

Posted by AndrooD2

The prompt price drop to $40 for RFG now makes a lot more sense. I wish more publishers took this approach: make a little less on the front end, get the game into as many hands as possible, then make back the money on DLC. It's a very sensible approach.

Posted by DukeTogo

The game is a blast to play and it being $20 less makes it a bloody steal.  Volition has really yet to disappoint in their games, everything they do is a solid experience and ends up being better than than your initial impressions.

As for the DLC, I'd like to see a bit more about it before passing any judgment.  I'll admit that the one point Volition has been spotty is DLC.  The Saints' Row DLC was pretty weak and the multiplayer was broken.  They seem to have turned it around on multiplayer (RF has a nice MP suite) but I seem to remember the DLC for SR2 was still kind of crappy.

Posted by Jacy

" It seems like a lot of games already have the DLC done or nearly done before the game itself is done. So what exactly is it that determines "okay, this is a done game, so we can ship it without adding this extra content NOW"? What makes "this" a complete game and "that" just extra content? Especially if it's done when the game is done? Or that week or month? I understand if it's extra content a few months later or it's major content (not just some missions and items) like Burnout Paradise. But it's really starting to feel like DLC either falls into the "we could have released this as part of the game, by wanted to fleece another $15 out of you" camp or the "what a bunch of lame shit; this shouldn't have been part of the game and isn't worth being DLC" camp. Rarely does DLC really seem to be magnificent and of any real value. I'd sometimes rather they just focus on the next FULL game rather than trying to ultimately fleece me out of $75, $85, $95 or $100 for "Fallout 3" or something.And no, I'm not whining about the price. Not essentially. Hell, I spend thousands per year just on the actual games alone. It's not a huge deal. I'm just not satisfied with the justification of the value proposition in most of these cases and it always feels so scammy. "


Oh come on. They dropped the price down to 40 bucks, plus are only charge 10 dollars for the actual pack. This s a great deal by any standard. I think it was best explained by Capcom why DLC appears so soon after games: Yes, they were making that content before the game shipped, HOWEVER, the only reason that piece of software was being made, was because it was being made as a standalone (from a financial and development stand point) game. They did not take the original game and chop off limbs in order to make this piece of DLC. It's coming out 2 months after release, not to mention the DLC doesn't even seem like it fits with the main storyline whatsoever. If they were releasing THE HIDDEN WEAPONS FROM BEYOND THE EOS or some stupid thing like that, and were charging 10 dollars, I'd be with you on this, however it seems like you're simply bitching for the sake of bitching, like the majority of people nowadays.

Everyone should take more drugs, probably.

Posted by Oni

New SP content? BOUGHT'D!!!!!!!

Posted by Eryxa

Gee, I still need to get around to completing the single player, the multiplayer is taking the most of my time.

Edited by Death_Burnout

See you at the party Richter!

Benny! Screwww yoooooooooooou!

Posted by Manatassi
@Pie said:
" Is it free? "
You get what you pay for :P
Posted by ZmillA

This is one game that I will buy DLC for (the other being GTAIV)

Posted by DarkGamerOO7
@Evernix said:
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Cool, so the first DLC for Red Faction on consoles comes out 12 days before the actual game for the PC is released.

I hate being a PC gamer sometimes.

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Yeah, but they might include the DLC with the PC game...and if not it the DLC will probably be free. =\
Posted by 2Thumbs

DUDE! I'm in!!

This announcement had me at "badlands"

It's my favorite area in the game.

Posted by EpicReflex

I'm intrigued. Hopefully there will be some added options for the multiplayer; maps, skins, etc.

Posted by SidVicious
@Branthog: well said.
Posted by Brackynews
@Jacy said:
I think it was best explained by Capcom why DLC appears so soon after games: Yes, they were making that content before the game shipped, HOWEVER, the only reason that piece of software was being made, was because it was being made as a standalone (from a financial and development stand point) game. They did not take the original game and chop off limbs in order to make this piece of DLC. It's coming out 2 months after release, not to mention the DLC doesn't even seem like it fits with the main storyline whatsoever.
Realistically we only have the developer's "word" for that.  And I do believe some dev teams are not above fudging the truth for good PR.  I'm willing to accept that the creative director of Biohazard 5 wasn't making competitive multiplayer a priority, but probably everyone else at Capcom believed it was a given.  Internal compromise = DLC.  External opinion = HAX!

Even if we give developers the benefit of the doubt, and blame the publishers for enforcing chopped DLC (like Vader/Yoda in SCIV), it's safe to say that all parties are feeling out what the whole market and core fanbase will accept.  We can probably expect another year or two of these attempts being flung at the wall to see what sticks.  Now that "Horse Armor" is a universal phrase to describe "DLC Fail", that didn't stop Bethesda from playing it up when they doubled its price while halving the rest.  Bet some people bought it for the irony!  Now with Fallout 3, they've got a good system going.

There is a simple solution to all of this.  If a game isn't worth $60 to you, don't buy it at that price.  If DLC isn't worth $10, don't buy it at that price.  Business and Marketing majors don't need to read 200 blog comments to know that cheaper sells more, and all that really matters is voting with our wallets.
Posted by mister_evil

Cool! I guess we'll play as Marauders in the first DLC.  In the DLC after that, we'll be EDF!

Posted by Arjuna

Shooting at that angle, you'd think that "Quaid" would've been shot in the crotch.

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

I fucking love Red Faction right now.  If this pack proves to be any good I'll probably end up getting it.  I'm glad it's new single player content though, the new weapons look awesome.

Posted by Out_On_Bail

I rented the game and loved it.  I plan on buying it but was going to wait, I just spent some money today on a few good used games, maybe I'll go back tomorrow and blow some more cash.

Edited by Branthog

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Posted by bwooduhs

Hells yeah. It seems this is gonna be marauder focused.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Sounds good to me.

Posted by Gamer_152

I completed Red Faction recently and it was a good game but I just don't want any DLC for it.

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Posted by El_Rickhead

/request video review on red faction 3

Posted by JJWeatherman

I still haven't played this game but it looks sweet. Awesome quick look anyways.

Posted by Media_Master

ok