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The crew at Red 5 is coming back to PAX Prime 2012 to show off the newest editions to their free-to-play MMO shooter Firefall.
The game, which is set in a fictional future in which a lunar catastrophe bombarded the Earth, pummeling it into a New Dark Age, puts players in the shows of a surviving member of the human race after a bunch of terrible things happen.
Players suit up in personalized Battleframes, armored suits that grant differing abilities depending on which one is chosen by the player and how it is upgraded. Fighting against hordes of hostile enemies brought on by a tear in the time-space continuum, players will team up to complete objectives, as well as fight each other in duels, or take on other Armies in big PvP events.
At PAX Prime, a few key things are getting the spotlight: First, Firefall just had it’s biggest update ever, so attendees will be able to check out the newest coat of polish freshly applied to the game (big changes were made to combat.) Second, the new in-game store has been launched, showing off how Red 5 plans to monetize the free-to-play game. The store will be selling offering an initial set of aesthetic items, XP boosts, pets and more.
Third, Red 5 announced their Founders Packages, which are going on sale Friday, August 31. These packages reward early adopters by offering them three tiers of support:
* Commander: Receive $120 worth of Red Bean currency, a permanent15% XP bonus, a 10% squad XP bonus, a reserved Army and player name, an exclusive Founders version of the Light Ground Vehicle, in-game gifts, an exclusive Founders Decal and a Firefall beanie.
* Lieutenant: Receive $55 worth of Red Bean currency, a permanent10% XP bonus, a 5% squad XP bonus, a reserved Army and player name, in-game gifts, an exclusive Founders Decal and a Firefall poster.
* Ensign: Receive $20 worth of Red Bean currency, a permanent 5% XP bonus, a reserved player name, an in-game gift and an exclusive Founders Decal.
* All Founders Package buyers will receive priority queuing for Firefall beta access during the next wave of invites.
If you’re at PAX Prime, be sure to check out booths 3103 & 3203, you’ll get a 25% discount if you get the Founder Packages at the event!