CHERTSEY., October 30, 2007– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Command&Conquer™ 3: Kane’s Wrath, the expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite, Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™, will feature Natasha Henstridge (Species trilogy) and Carl Lumbly (‘Alias’) in its all-new, high-definition, live action video sequences. Henstridge and Lumbly will be joined by veteran Command&Conquer™ actor Joe Kucan, who originated the role of Kane, the megalomaniacal leader of the Brotherhood of Nod. All three actors are at the epicentre of the Command&Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath story which will span 20 years– from the rebirth of the Brotherhood after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond.
“Natasha and Carl are a perfect fit for the live-action video sequences that will bring our epic story to life,” said Mike Verdu, General Manager of EALA and Executive Producer on Command&Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath.“We had great success with the cast and story for Command&Conquer 3, and I’m very excited to be working with such talented actors on the expansion pack. We’re doing something really unique with the campaign this time around– and I think fans will be thrilled to see how the story unfolds.”
Live action cinematics have become one of the hallmarks of the Command&Conquer series dating back to the original Command&Conquer in 1995. In addition to the trademark live action videos and multi-decade campaign, Kane’s Wrath introduces six new sub-factions and a wealth of new units, structures, and powers to the armies of the Global Defense Initiative, the Brotherhood of Nod, and the enigmatic alien Scrin.
The Xbox 360™ version of Command&Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath will debut a revolutionary new radial interface designed specifically for console gamers. Taking RTS controls to a whole new level, players will utilize the command stick to build, deploy, and attack.
Developed at EALA, Command&Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath will ship in Spring 2008 for Windows PC and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. This product is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Command&Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath or the Command&Conquer series, please visit www.electronicarts.co.uk/commandandconquer.
About Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
Command&Conquer™, the groundbreaking series that put the Real-time Strategy (RTS) genre on the map, returned in full force in 2007 with Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™. The next chapter took the popular series back to its roots in the Tiberium Universe and featured the fast, fluid gameplay that Command&Conquer is known for and a gripping story that was told through live action video sequences featuring major Hollywood talent. Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars is available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system and PC and are rated“T” (Teen) by the ESRB and 16+ by PEGI and the USK. For more information about Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars or the Command&Conquer series, please visit the official site at www.electronicarts.co.uk/commandandconquer.
The Command&Conquer franchise celebrates its 12th anniversary this month. The groundbreaking 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. 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 25 million units worldwide to date. The demo release for Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars reached an amazing 1 million downloads in its first week. 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.electronicarts.co.uk/commandandconquer.
- <*>According to NPD Group*>
About Electronic Arts
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