Guildford, UK; January 8, 2009– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the third iteration of the Command&ConquerTM franchise’s beloved Red AlertTM series is returning with Command&Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3: Uprising exclusively for the PC. An epic single-player campaign expansion, the standalone title catapults players deeper into the Red Alert universe, giving them more of the action-packed gameplay they have been clamoring for, while offering a gauntlet of new and compelling challenges with the new Commander’s Challenge mode. Command&Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising will be available for digital download this March.
”Uprising is a game that in many ways reflects the feedback we have gotten from the Command&Conquer community,” said Amer Ajami, Senior Producer at EA Los Angeles.“We’re giving gamers more of what they want– more of the fast, fluid and fun gameplay, more of the story we began to tell in Red Alert 3 and more cutscenes featuring top-notch Hollywood talent. At the same time, we’re excited we’re going to be able to bring new things to the mix, including new units and the Commander’s Challenge, which is a great way for players to hone their skills and get deeper into the combat.”
Command&Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising takes players into the aftermath of the epic battles in Red Alert 3, with the Soviets still reeling from a crushing defeat, the Empire of the Rising Sun desperately trying to regain both honor and identity and the seemingly victorious Allies finding themselves in the midst of corruption and deceit within their own ranks. In addition to four mini-campaigns, one for each faction and one bonus campaign centered on the origins of the Empire of the Rising Sun’s commando Yuriko, Command&Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising will also introduce the new Commander’s Challenge, enabling the players to test their skills against a set of nine commanders from different territories and difficulty levels in 50 unique challenges with their own special rules and unique conditions.
In true Command&Conquer fashion, top Hollywood talent will be delivering the gripping story in full HD live-action cinematics. Fan favorites Gemma Atkinson and Ivana Milicevic will make their stunning return to the high ranks of the Allied and Soviet leaderships and will be joined by an all new set of stars, who will be announced soon.
Command&Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising is a standalone game and does not require Command&Conquer Red Alert 3 to play. This product has not yet been rated by the ESRB, PEGI or USK. For more information about Red Alert 3, please visit www.redalert3.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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