Cover of April PC Gamer reveals the alternate-history spin-off of EALA's Command and Conquer series is being revived.
Yesterday, Electronic Arts revealed it was bringing BioWare's wildly popular role-playing game Mass Effect to PCs in April. Today, the massive publisher lifted PC gamers' spirits even further, revealing--via the April cover of PC Gamer magazine--that its Los Angeles studio is developing Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.
Red Alert 3 will be the first installment in the C&C spin-off series since the 2001 expansion pack Command & Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge for the PC. Both that game and the critically lauded original Red Alert took place in an alternate history where, following the assassination of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin invades Western Europe. Massive, brutal warfare ensues, allowing players to fight as either the European resistance or as a Soviet general taking orders from "Uncle Joe" himself.
While the first Red Alert was serious, Red Alert 2 and its expansion pack took a more comedic approach, playing up exaggerated military and Soviet stereotypes. It's unclear how serious--or humorous--Red Alert 3 will be, as the PC Gamer betrays no other information other than its existence. Requests for information from EA about a release date had gone unanswered as of press time. It also remains unclear if Red Alert 3 will follow in the footsteps of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and come to the Xbox 360.
After watching the interview with the producers, I can't help but get this feeling that it isn't going to be that good. They seemed to be going a little overboard with the whole "this isn't as serious as it would be in the Tiberium universe" kind of thing. I mean yes the Red Alert games have always been a tad over the top, but they didn't feel as cartoony as this one does. And why did that one guy say there has never been a third faction before, does he not remember Yuri? Seriously though, Japan is the third faction, really, Japan? I guess they're really going nuts with the alternate history thing. I've always been a big C&C fan, but this one is certainly going into the "wait and see" column.
BamBaBooooo~~ C&C? series are my favorate xD.......hemm...im worried bcoz the units looks more like a "KIDS TOY"....and not like the old* C&C?...yea its new...but too funny looking......anyway cant wait to grab it..."??HELL MARCH??" ?
BOOOOOO. Command & Conquer, one of the best RTS games. Or maybe... what used to be one of the best RTS series.... GOD DA*N YOU EA. YOU'RE SCREWING UP EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3! *gasp*wheeze* That was fun. Let's do it again later.
yo red alert 3 check the website its sponsored by ea www.redalert3.com/ check it out C & C fanatics i know i did couldnt resist lol cant wait btw i think red alert 3 comes out this september i think might be earlier not sure
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It's about time this was announced! The red alert games have always been the best in the series. Yay for tesla trucks!
woooooo!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!cmon guys go with me!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!red alert 3!
YESS!!! oh man do i miss building ship yards and massive fleet :) something C&C3 lacks boooo! Red Alert Rules.
I'm a massive RA2 fan but having seen the screen shots I'm worried... The engine will improve - no one expects the first screen shots to look as good as the finished product but... the art direction looks a bit naff :S. I'm not pleased with the tiny tesla coils either... If I were an evil meglomaniac, my tesla coils would be huge ^_^.
down with kane and director watshisname ,red alert returns. I havent played red alert but only red alert 2 and the expansion pack. He he he, kirov ship rushes :)
This is the most beautiful piece of news ive heard in while... if you can describe news as beautiful... This is something i've been waiting for ...! Me and my friends occaissionally quote stuff from RA2 and i havnt played it in years.... (and no we're not a bunch of nerds) "We will BURY THEM!" "Squared Away Sir!" "Locked And Loaded" "Scorched Earth!"
C&C was my first game on the pc, red alert my second, personally I like red alert better - cant wait.
OMFG RED ALERT 3 i new this day would one day come lol red alert is my fav way better then cnc and generals this is gonna be super speacial awsome!!!
OMG YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like tiberium and all but Red Alert is my favroite! Hope they bring back Tonia!!!!!
nooo bring back command and conquer generals teh hell with red alert generals for the win well as long as red alert 3 has lots of generals to fight with and aganst it could be cool i guess
Well being a huge fan of C&C, and finding that the scrin campaign being unlocked after finishing nod on C&C 3 TW, I will be expecting better than C&C 3 TW. C&C has come a long way from back in the days when Mr Perry was the programmer and Westwood were on board. Come on EA you have huge shoes to fill. P.S....By the way just to brag I own every single C&C there is. Hurry up C&C Red Alert 3.
you know I was scared that a RA3 would give the "now the Soviets are just becoming pathetic" idea. But it looks like EA has found a way around it after seeing the newsletter I have just gotten
Red Alert was easily the best in the series, so my expectations are very high for this. Hopefully it will have online play. I always liked swarming someone with hundreds of grenaders and tanks and such over the internet.
I am weak at the knees... All i need to know is, "is Frank klepacki doing the theme?" If not, I want nothing to do with it...
Awesome! I loved Red Alert 2, so I can't wait send my minions forth with more hi-tech destructiveness, in this one.
I didn't really play Red Alert 2 (only got the demo), but Red Alert was the first strategy game I ever played. The whole clicking on a guy and telling him what to do was like "holy crap! this is the best game ever!" (Understand, I was coming from Pacman and Centipede on the x486 with the DOS prompt as my way of starting them.) I usually played it on easy and got a map where I could sit on an island unbothered until I was ready to pummel every NPC with my hoard of 12 cruisers or, later on, 5 or 6 missile subs. fairness wasn't as much fun when I was 12 though ;) Anyway, I hope number 3 has the same gritty, 1941, limited technology, setting that Red Alert started with.
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