GAMES: Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 – Press Releases

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These are press clippings from various sources that are relevant to Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

January 2009 | EA BRINGS BEST-SELLING RTS FRANCHISE TO THE PLAYSTATION 3 FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH COMMAND & CONQUER RED ALERT 3: ULTIMATE EDITION

Red Alert 3 Comes to PS3 this March with a Ton of Extras Including Exclusive Multiplayer Maps, Over an Hour Worth of Video and More

Guildford, UK., January 21, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3: Ultimate Edition will be bringing the best-selling Command & Conquer franchise to the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for the very first time this March. The Ultimate Edition includes everything from last year’s award-winning release of Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3, while taking full advantage of the PLAYSTATION 3’s Blu-ray disc capacity, offering an extensive array of exclusive bonus content, making the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition the ultimate Red Alert 3 experience and an incredible value for PLAYSTATION 3 gamers.

“Our team has been dedicated to bringing the RTS genre to console gamers and we are excited to have this opportunity to introduce PS3 owners to Command & Conquer,” said David Seeholzer, Development Director at EA Los Angeles. “The PS3 is a very powerful platform, and the extra time we have had in development has helped us create the ultimate console RTS experience, with better graphics, improved performance, a ton of extras and some nice exclusive perks that cannot be found on any other version of Red Alert 3.”

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 blends the over-the-top humor and fast, fluid and fun gameplay the series is known for with exciting new innovations for the RTS genre, including fully co-operative, story driven-campaigns and an unprecedented emphasis on naval gameplay. PLAYSTATION 3 gamers will navigate the C&C style, action-packed gameplay via the Command Stick 2.0 interface, an intuitive control system that allows gamers of all skill levels to easily and efficiently command their units on the battlefield. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition also packs in a tremendous amount of bonus content, including:

Five exciting new multiplayer maps

Behind the scenes videos and trailers, including Raising the Iron Curtain Documentary, From Pens to Pixels, the Girls of Red Alert 3, Bloopers & Outtakes, the Red Alert 3 Remix and many more!

PS3 exclusive Command & Conquer TV programming, including PS3-dedicated BattleCast™ PrimeTime and a special episode of Command School focused on tips, tricks and strategies from the development team

In-depth profiles on all the Red Alert 3 Units

The official Red Alert 3 soundtrack

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 also features the franchise’s trademark live-action movie sequences starring one of the largest and most talented ensemble casts in the history of video games, including (in alphabetical order) Gemma Atkinson, Gina Carano, Randy Couture, Tim Curry, Kelly Hu, Jenny McCarthy, Jonathan Pryce, Autumn Reeser, J.K. Simmons, Peter Stormare, George Takei, and a special appearance by David Hasselhoff.

The Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition will ship in March 2009 for the PLAYSTATION 3 and has been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and ‘16+’ by PEGI. For more information about the game, please visit www.commandandconquer.com. Fans of Command & Conquer can continue to get their fix 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Command & Conquer TV, EA’s dedicated online Command & Conquer network that goes beyond the game and brings players all the latest news, tips and strategies.

November 2008 | Red Alert 3 NOW AVAILABLE for XBOX 360

Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 is hitting store shelves today at retailers across North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 blends the series’ signature over-the-top humor and live-action storytelling with exciting new RTS innovations including fully co-operative campaigns and an unprecedented emphasis on naval gameplay. Developed at EA Los Angeles, the Xbox 360 version features the CommandStick 2.0, a revolutionary new control scheme that helps ease the strategy gaming experience on console, even with a game as action-packed as Command & Conquer Red Alert 3.

“Red Alert 3 is the fourth real time strategy game EA Los Angeles has released for the Xbox 360 and represents another step forward in bringing a more fluid, efficient control scheme to the console,” said Chris Corry, executive producer at EA Los Angeles. “An awesome console RTS experience is something our team has always been passionate about being able to deliver and we think that players will notice that Red Alert 3 is not just a console port, but a game designed with the Xbox 360 controller fully top of mind.”

Aside from introducing a new control system, the Xbox 360 version of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 contains all of the key features of the PC version released just two weeks ago, including over 60 minutes of the Command & Conquer franchise’s trademark live-action movie sequences starring one of the largest and most talented casts in the history of video games, including Gemma Atkinson, Gina Carano, Randy Couture, Tim Curry, Kelly Hu, Jenny McCarthy, Jonathan Pryce, Autumn Reeser, J.K. Simmons, Peter Stormare, and George Takei.

Like all games in the series, the events of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 revolve around time travel and its consequences. In this latest installment, the Soviet Union is on the brink of defeat to their mortal enemies, the Allies. In a final act of desperation two Soviet generals and a brilliant scientist travel back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. At first their mission appears to be a resounding success, but they quickly realize that their actions have created an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, and a new superpower has been thrust onto the world stage – The Empire of the Rising Sun.

Xbox 360 gamers will get to experience the three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire from each faction’s unique perspective, following three distinct storylines with each campaign being fully enabled for co-operative play. Gamers can connect up with a friend online* or play with the help of one of nine different in-game co-commanders. The game also features skirmish and multiplayer for up to four players or with AI-bots.

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and ‘16+’ by PEGI. For more information about the 360 version of the game, please CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR 360 GAME INFO PAGE.

October 2008 | Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is Now Available

The Return to the Red Alert Universe Features Co-Op, One of the Largest Casts

in the History of Video Games and Parachuting Armoured Bears (of Course)

The seven year wait is over! Electronic Arts Inc has announced that the most beloved series in the 25-million unit selling* Command & Conquer franchise has officially returned, as Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has shipped to retailers worldwide and is now in stores WORLDWIDE for the PC. Developed at EA Los Angeles, the game will also ship for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system on November 11th.

Poised to be one of the best strategy games of 2008, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 blends the over-the-top humor the series is known for with exciting new real-time strategy innovations. With three fully co-operative, story driven-campaigns, and an unprecedented emphasis on naval gameplay, the game will delight fans and strategy novices alike. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 also features the Command & Conquer franchise’s trademark live-action movie sequences starring one of the largest and most talented casts in the history of video games, including Gemma Atkinson, Gina Carano, Randy Couture, Tim Curry, Kelly Hu, Jenny McCarthy, Jonathan Pryce, Autumn Reeser, J.K. Simmons, Peter Stormare, and George Takei.

Our team is made up of huge Command & Conquer fans who have been dying to bring back Red Alert and gamers are going to see that passion shine through loud-and-clear in Red Alert 3,” said Chris Corry, executive producer at EA Los Angeles. “Our goal was to strike a balance between being true to our roots – that unique, light-hearted tone and fast-paced Red Alert gameplay – and bringing a feast of exciting new RTS innovations to the table. The deep story, the star-studded cinematics? That feels like Red Alert. But bringing naval gameplay into the heart of the game design and launching the player into an ambitious and engaging co-op campaign? Gamers have never seen anything like this before.”

Like all games in the series, the events of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 revolve around time travel and its consequences. The game begins with a doomed Soviet Union on the brink of defeat to the Allies. Two desperate Soviet generals and a brilliant scientist travel back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. At first their mission appears to be a resounding success, but they quickly realize that their actions have created an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, and a new superpower has been thrust onto the world stage – The Empire of the Rising Sun. Gamers will get to experience the three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire from each faction’s unique perspective, following three distinct storylines and with each campaign being fully enabled for co-operative play, connecting with a friend online** or with one of nine different in-game co-commanders. The game also features skirmish and multiplayer for up to six players.

Each copy of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 contains a free “Women of Red Alert 3” poster and a code for Kossar’s Helm, an exclusive item for Mythic Entertainment’s Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The Soviet hat gives gamers the ability to turn their WAR characters into a bear. Also available at launch is the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Premier Edition which contains exclusive multiplayer maps, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the live-action cinematics, the Red Alert 3 soundtrack and an exclusive beta key to a future Command & Conquer game.

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and ‘16+’ by PEGI. For more information about the game, please VISIT THE GAME INFO PAGE.

October 2008 | Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Goes Gold!

The Most Anticipated Strategy Game of the Year Ships on October 28th for the PC.

After seven years, the wait is almost over. The return to the over-the-top, time-altered universe of Red Alert – where parachuting armoured bears, George Takei, war dolphins and psionic Japanese school girls can co-exist without question – is almost here! EA Los Angeles is announcing today that Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has gone gold for the PC and will ship to retail stores on October 28th, 2008.

Red Alert 3 brings back everything fans enjoy about the series, from the fast, fluid and fun gameplay, to the humorous tone and distinct art style, while adding new innovations for the entire genre including three separate campaigns designed for fully co-operative play and an unprecedented emphasis on naval gameplay. And it would not be a Red Alert game without live-action cinematics featuring the largest cast in the history of video games, starring in over an hour’s worth of high-definition movies, including the likes of Gemma Atkinson, Gina Carano, Randy Couture, Tim Curry, Kelly Hu, Jenny McCarthy, Jonathan Pryce, Autumn Reeser, J.K. Simmons, Peter Stormare, George Takei and more.

Aside from the standard edition of Red Alert 3, EA is also offering die-hard Red Alert and Command & Conquer fans the Red Alert 3 Premier Edition – a limited edition package that includes a bonus DVD with over an hour of exclusive content, including interviews with the cast and a behind the scenes look at the shooting of the game’s cinematic sequences. The Premier Edition is also packed full of additional Red Alert 3 goodness, including exclusive multiplayer maps, strategy tips from the development team, the official soundtrack and an exclusive beta key to a future Command & Conquer game. For fans of the series who want to reserve their version of the Premier Edition or regular edition now, EA is also offering the following special pre-order package:

  • Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 – One of the most beloved RTS games of all time for FREE!
  • From Fighter to Assassin – A featurette on EliteXC superstar, Gina Carano.
  • Red Alert Retrospective – A look back at Command & Conquer Red Alert, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer: Yuri’s Revenge
  • Premier Edition Sneak Peek – Exclusive previews of Raising of the Iron Curtain, From Pens to Pixels, Command School, and BattleCast Primetime
  • Exclusive multiplayer/skirmish map for Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 when the game ships
  • Exclusive Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 desktop wallpapers

And as an additional bonus, everyone who purchases either the Premier Edition or regular version of Red Alert 3 will receive a “Women of Red Alert 3” poster and a redemption code for the Kossar’s Helm, an exclusive in-game item for EA and Mythic Entertainment’s critical hit Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Using this traditional Soviet hat turns your character into a bear – you don’t want to be seen rampaging through WAR’s capital cities without it!

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 is also shipping for the Xbox 360 on November 11th, 2008. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

February 2008 | EA Rewrites History in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Be Among the First to Return to Red Alert with the Exclusive Beta Invite in Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath or the Command & Conquer 3 Limited Collection

Redwood City, Calif., February 14, 2008 – After a seven-year hiatus, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the return of Red Alert, one of the most beloved and best-selling real time strategy (RTS) series of all time. Command & Conquer™: Red Alert™ 3, for the PC, Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, takes players on an epic adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok . Developed by EA Los Angeles, Red Alert 3 breaks new ground in the RTS genre, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series’ light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

“The Red Alert games are known for challenging hardcore strategy gamers with depth, variety, and innovative gameplay. But they also belong to that rare breed of games that can draw in more casual players with their over-the-top stories, instantly accessible mechanics, and straight-to-the-fun design,” said Mike Verdu, General Manager of EALA. “With Red Alert 3, our team is continuing that proud tradition by introducing genre-first features like co-operative campaign play, which rewards veterans and casual players alike. In Red Alert 3, friends and family can always have your back!”

“It’s been too long.” said Chris Corry, Executive Producer at EALA. “Fans have been waiting for a new Red Alert game for seven years, and we’re working hard to ensure its well worth the wait. The team is staying true to the series’ roots while adding new elements like a co-operatively played story-driven campaign, an astounding new faction that will shake-up the Red Alert universe as we know it, and units that will help make Red Alert 3 everything our fans have been waiting for. And by bringing naval combat into the heart of the game design, we’re transporting that fast, fun and fluid C&C gameplay to the high-seas in ways that you’ve never seen before.”

In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armoured bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.

Red Alert 3 asks the question “What If?” What if every bizarre research project and technology experiment for the last 70 years had actually borne fruit? What if the Philadelphia Experiment, time travel theory, teleportation, invisibility, Tesla technology, and a hundred other intriguing research projects had all paid off and gone mainstream? What if the Soviet Union survived and thrived; what would it look like 10 years in the future? What if the Japanese Empire had never fallen and instead became the ultimate high-tech military superpower? The end result is an imaginative and playful vision of an alternate future filled with possibility.

Command & Conquer fans eager to experience Red Alert 3 before anyone else can get early access to the beta1 by picking up a copy of Command & Conquer™ 3: Kane’s Wrath or the Command & Conquer 3 Limited Collection later this year.

For fans of Red Alert and Command & Conquer, EA hosts a dedicated online Web cast that goes beyond the game and brings players all the latest series news, tips and strategies. The flagship show, BattleCastTM Primetime, is a unique program that offers a sportscast look and feel for featured fan multiplayer matches, including expert commentary. Command & Conquer, BattleCast Primetime can be seen on the official Command & Conquer website http://www.commandandconquer.com/.

This product is not yet rated by the ESRB, PEGI or USK. For more information about Red Alert 3 or the Command & Conquer series, please visit www.RedAlert3.com.

1 Beta program is available for the PC only. An announcement about the Red Alert 3 beta dates will be made this summer.

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About Command & Conquer

The groundbreaking Command & Conquer franchise was one of the first to introduce players to the modern RTS genre, has spawned over a dozen PC titles, and ranks in the top 5 best-selling PC franchises of all-time according to the NPD Group. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium WarsTM was the number #1 selling PC RTS of 2007 and recently won the “Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year” award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.”Additionally, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer Generals were the number one best-selling* PC RTS titles in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Collectively, the series has sold over 25 million units worldwide to date. The franchise boasts one of the largest and most active fan communities in the world. For more information on Command & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com.

* According to NPD Group

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