May 04, 2011 17:58 ET

OnLive Unleashes Red Faction: Armageddon June 7 Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi Action Thriller

FREE OnLive Game System and Red Faction: Guerilla With Pre-order

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced that THQ's Red Faction®: Armageddon will launch on the OnLive® platform day-and-date to the North American release of this highly anticipated game beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on June 7.

A free OnLive Game System and free Red Faction: Guerilla are available instantly with each pre-order of the spine-tingling thriller in an exclusive promotional offer1.

OnLive members enjoy immediate and seamless access to OnLive's constantly expanding list of titles with over 50 individual games -- including Red Faction: Armageddon and its predecessor Red Faction: Guerilla and a growing library of great games in OnLive's all-you-can-play PlayPack bundle. The game will be available on TVs via the OnLive Game System and on nearly any Mac® or PC via OnLive's instant-play service.

In Red Faction: Armageddon, you play as demolition expert Darius Mason, the grandson of Alec Mason who defeated the Earth Defense Force years ago. Harness the destructive powers of the Nano Forge and the signature weapon the Magnet Gun to transform the world into your weapon and bring it crashing down upon your enemies.

"Following the success of Homefront on the OnLive platform, we're excited to also bring the next installment of the Red Faction series to this instant-play service," said Danny Bilson, THQ Executive Vice President, Core Games. "Red Faction: Armageddon is all about incredible weaponry and explosive destruction, and OnLive's innovative technology is a natural complement and great home for this new game. We can't wait for people to blow the entire world apart in the OnLive Arena."

Red Faction: Armageddon supports OnLive's latest exclusive social gaming enhancements including automatic Brag Clip™ video recording to capture key in-game Achievements and Spectator Voice Chat giving gamers the ability to watch, talk and cheer other players live in OnLive's one-of-a-kind massive spectating Arena.

"One of the first OnLive launch titles, Red Faction: Guerrilla has remained within our top sellers for the past 10 months," said OnLive VP of Games & Media John Spinale. "With the newest installment of THQ's popular franchise available on the OnLive platform on the same day-and-date with disc-based distribution, we give the legions of Red Faction fans instant access to this sought-after game on their PC, Mac and TV with no lines at the stores, no delivery charge and no downloads."

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About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information is available at THQ, Red Faction, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Guerrilla and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About OnLive
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and is coming soon for Android tablets. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group and HTC. More information is available at

1Purchase a Full PlayPass for "Red Faction: Armageddon" until June 6, 2011 (11:59PM PDT) and receive an email with directions to claim a free OnLive Game System shortly after purchase. Shipping, handling and tax for the OnLive Game System not included. Within 72 hours of the pre-order, purchasers will also receive a promo code for a Full PlayPass to "Red Faction: Guerrilla."Terms are subject to change without notice. Only valid within the contiguous United States while connected to the OnLive Game Service. Contact OnLive Customer Service for cancellation and refund requests at or 1-888-ONLIVE-5. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RETROACTIVE DISCOUNTS.

NOTE: Cancellation of the pre-order cancels the promo code and Full PlayPass for "Red Faction: Guerrilla,"cancels the free OnLive Game System promotion and authorizes OnLive to charge the user $99.00 to their credit card if the OnLive Game System is not returned within 14 calendar days of pre-order cancellation. Users sending back the OnLive Game System must do so at their expense, and are subject to an additional $25 restocking fee.

OnLive and Brag Clip are trademarks or registered trademarks of OnLive, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. A Full PlayPass grants the member unlimited access to the chosen game throughout its supported lifetime on the service.