Los Angeles, Calif., 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, by adding an extensive array of exclusive bonus content.
“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, Senior 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 use the intuitive Command Stick 2.0 interface, the series’ signature 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.
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 won numerous awards, including 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.com.
- <*>According to NPD Group*>
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