C&C3 gets Kane edition

Deluxe edition of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars to include behind-the-scenes documentary, in-game content.

When Electronic Arts announced at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo that it was reviving the Command & Conquer franchise with Tiberium Wars, many fans of the series rejoiced. Now, the truly hardcore fans of the real-time strategy franchise have even more reason to celebrate.

EA today announced that it will be releasing the Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars: Kane Edition--named after the series' popular villain--simultaneously with the game's standard edition in March 2007 for the PC. The publisher has not yet officially revealed the Kane Edition's price, but online retailer EBGames.com lists it at $59.99, $10 more than the standard edition.

The special edition includes a bonus DVD with several features, including a making-of documentary, strategy guides, and deleted scenes and bloopers from the game's live-action sequences. Also in the Kane Edition are five exclusive multiplayer maps, three exclusive unit skins, and five exclusive wallpapers.

EA did not say if there would be a Kane Edition for the Xbox 360 version, which is due in stores sometime this year. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Monkey-Maniac
Monkey-Maniac

I'm a bit late but... IM GETTING IT OFF E-BAY! It's a fine game apparently, and I love fast paced RTS GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!

Der3zzed
Der3zzed

Preordered,,, its mine all mine!!! Mwhahhahaha

Sandro909
Sandro909

I'm so getting the Kane edition! :D

_Sam_
_Sam_

How long will this version be sold for? (is it limited)

Amarodias
Amarodias

i too agree with kujel and IMP_ACT It's true that we get a lot of viruses on PC's and have to update them every 2 years (at least) to play good games like battlefield, Call of Duty and ,i assume, C&C 3. PS2 (and other consoles),do, have their advantages, i know it because i have one, but, i can never dismiss the use of my personal computer... I continue to agree that games like C&C aren't meant to be played on consoles. Viruses can be a pain in the ass, but if your careful on the internet and buy your games on reliable shops, it will be very dificult for you to have a virus. I have my computer for 14 years now, and only had 3 viruses. And i updated it every 3 years. And i continue to say: It was worth it. So, consoles are good, but pc's are indeed more useful.

BeyondItAll
BeyondItAll

Kane addition! Thats perfect! For milking more money out of the CnC fans, thats what EA does they buy franchises and milk them to death with cheaply made games until they kill the games fanbase, then they shut it down and use the millions they made to buy 4 more franchises to milk and destroy. I find it funny EALA is saying they are trying to make this game for competitive and pro leagues like starcraft is when they have yet to even release a single game that has even decent balance and from what Andrew said in the latest on the spot, the aliens sound extremely overpowered. The fact of the matter is EALA likely couldn't balance a game in 3 years let alone the 1 year this game has been in development. I'm sure the crap net coding of the SAGE engine will also help the fast paced gaming to :P What about the 10 to 15 minute length games for people who are evenly matched? Thats pretty ludicrous to me, that sounds fine for the tiniest maps, but making that the target game length for any evenly matched 1 vs 1 is just stupid.

Deathwing13
Deathwing13

Very nice. I will definitely be pre-ordering my copy of the special edition.

skikiller
skikiller

All I know is time is coming and not fast as I would like it too.

kujel
kujel

This to all you PC fans: I used to play on PC for years and constantly had trouble getting things to work because of hardware compatibility issues then I got an N64 and all that crap just wasn't a problem anymore, when I bought a new game I could plug it into my machine and play (not like on the PC). Undead4110 ur statement about not having to upgrade ur PC in 5 years and still play the latest thing is a crock, I was never able to go more then a year after an upgrade before I had the same compatibility issues. This whole mod thing isn't really anything special, I've seen a number of mods over the years and they were a waste of time. They never made any of my games any better and they were a real pain to find (sometimes). Undead4110 this business about spy ware and viruses was never a problem for me because I never bothered with porn sites (they're more hassle then they're worth, that and they offer crap). I have never been unable to play something because of viruses it has always been hardware issues (which I never get on consoles). You also seem to think LOTR was bad on 360, have you ever played it? I have played a number of console RTSs and it was the first I thought had a good control scheme but more then that it was a lot of fun. I hear a lot of PC fans claim PCs have better graphics, BS I've looked at games on PC and console (morrowind for example) and the graphics are no different and I never got any performance issues either. I also found the console controls much more streamlined with less wading through buttons (on the keyboard and screen) and all that business.

ANDURIL211
ANDURIL211

To undead4110: NUTS!!! moreover get bent!!

undead4110
undead4110

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deshields538
deshields538

I agree with hokies, IMP_ACT and parts of Kujel's arguement Kujel: Your right, PC's can be a real pain in the arse sometimes. They get virus', spyware, breakdown and often need upgrading to play the latest games. However if you get past all those things (which actually don't happen that often as long as you look after it and run regular scans) you can enjoy a much better gaming experiance. You can mod games to suit your preferences, often get higher graphics then thier console equivilent and for better interface for RTS games eg. keyboard hotkeys. Also I've noticed that the later more advanced games of the PS2 will often slowdown and have longer loading times than thier PC counterparts. Sure PC's can have tons of problems but once you get past them they can provide the ultimate gaming experiance. Plus you get all the stuff that comes with it:P.

kujel
kujel

IMP_ACT you cite a case from when RTSs were still not viable on a console because no one had figured out how to put together a decent interface, have you ever tried LOTR: battle for middle earth II for 360 it works beautifully I had no trouble controlling my army (unlike any other RTSs on consoles before). I have yet to see the PC beat anything the last and current generation consoles are doing in terms of graphics and/or performance. The whole upgrading ur PC has always been a pain in the ass and that is the one and only thing I ever liked about Macs each model had a standard set of specs and no BS about it, unlike PCs which can't always handle a given component or OS. I would also like to point out up in tell a couple of months ago I had never tried a pirated game ever and still got lots of BS with the PC (and yes I bought these games in legitimate retailers ie: wal-mart, staples, radio shack, etc).

IMP_ACT
IMP_ACT

Kujel. When C&C Red Alert came out several yrs ago I bought it for my PC. It was a great game. So great that, after seeing it, my brother bought it for his playstation. I tried a 2 player with him on his PS. It was crap to control. He tried it on a PC and couldn't believe how much better it was. A console is fine for racing / sports / etc' and games designed specifically for them but don't think for a minute that an rts or games like Counter Strike (Half Life CS or C&C CS) can be better on a console, no matter how many buttons u got. I remember the play station releasing a mouse but it dint work how it was intended. Now they dont even bother about mice on consoles, y? well a mouse in 1 hand & a rumblepad in the other would be a bit of a juggle.. Also, I have no problem with upgrading my PC twice a year. After all, it plays amazing games (some that still aren't released 4 consoles), stores all my mp3s, prints wateva I want, helps me with my business, and of courses suits all my internet needs. This is 1 machine man! Oh yeah, don't forget about instantly downloadable things like game updates, etc' (yes I know that some consoles now r beginning to do this (if you pay EXTRA on TOP of ur adsl bill)). Try upgrading ur console.... At the end of the day every1 has a preference & an opinion. I love my pc & would never trade it in for a console. You obviously would but that's your choice, why whine at people like me? SORRY, forgot to add that my new PC that I bought in November 2006 is a AMD X2 3800+ with all the trimmings except a monitor & only cost 600 euros. It will last me 2 yrs and I expect to pay 2 or 300 euros more over this time on a new gfx card(s). Considering evrything this machine does I don't see this as bad value. Also in more than 17 years using PCs I only ever had 1 game that wouldn't work & because I BUY my games the developers sorted that problem out for me. I'm not accusing anybody here but I hear so many people say these things & it turns out they got a copy of the game they got problems with, what do they expect? btw, can't wait for C&C3. won't bother about collector's edition though., tata..

kujel
kujel

These PC fans don't get it, just because it was dubbed personal computer doesn't make it a game machine. I have owned a number of PCs over the years and consistently had trouble with them: either they break down or there is a compatibility issue with the game I want to play. I never get these problems on consoles. If the game case say Xbox, PS2, WII and I have such a machine then it works and I never have to fight with the machine or trouble shot any crap. I would estimate at least 1/3 of all the games I have ever tried on PC just never work do to a myriad of issues. Another problem is to get the same quality game on a PC I have to shell out at least $1700 or they just wont run. A PS3 for example only cost about $650 and it will preform just as well as any PC and wont need to be upgraded until the next system is released (4 or 5 years down the line). For half the cost of say an Xbox 360 you only get a low end video card that wont support the latest games. One more thing that bugs me is people are complaining they want a mouse and keyboard for the 360, it's a game console not a computer it's for games and not typing your home work. Whenever anyone says PCs are more flexible I just think what a crock, whenever you have greater complexity you have more things that can go wrong. A standard set up reduces the over all problems Devs face when designing a game and then they can maximize the software potential use of the hardware. That just can't be done on a PC because there are hundreds if not thousands of possible component configurations and so the Devs must work with the lowest common denominator (lowering the over all game quality).

hokies1313
hokies1313

I disagree with both Kujel's and Bloodmist's statements. First I'll address what Bloodmist said. Lets face it, what Kujel said is right, it seems that one does have to upgrade their computer every month just to play the most up-to-date games. I mean I just got a top line computer last spring and I already have to worry about upgrading for CnC3 and Supcom. Heck I can barely run the demo of supcom on low settings, I mean seriously when does this continuous upgrading ever end? Where do you draw the line and say "hey man lets stop making everyone upgrade just so they can play our games" Obviously no one has decided when they should stop making us upgrade every so many weeks. I mean people have to upgrade sometime but not all of us can afford to upgrade their computer everytime a new game comes out. Come on give us a break already! Now to address Kujel's statement. Computer gaming is that bad, sure the ugrade issues do come into play but you can seemingly do more things with PC games then with console games. You can mod them more you have expand them more, you can also include more content and still not force everyone out there to go out and buy 30$ a shot memory cards( WTF is with 30$ memory cards?!?!?! why so much for such a small thing?!) I'll admit it seems it's hard to find just the right combination for your pc to play a bunch of games but there are somethings that are just better on the PC than on the console and there are some things that are better on the Consoles than on the PC. It's a trade off and eventually it just comes down to who prefers what.

thewilyranger
thewilyranger

I disagree with your statement kujel, PCs are more flexible then what you would like to believe, my PC isn't a high end machine and can make a lot of new games look great and play amazingly well. As for your statement about PCs only being for business and practical use, it does stand for Personal Computer, which means that you can use it for whatever you want.

kujel
kujel

Everyone who thinks PCs are better for gaming are fools, they were designed to preform tasks to laborious or difficult for people not playing games. The game console was meant for gaming from it's birth and in the end it will be really the only major gaming format. This is to blood mist: you madam don't seem to realize an exaggeration when you see one and yes the point is still valid, you can't ever go more then a year without an upgrade on PC and still play the latest thing.

Ebougile
Ebougile

I would never play an RTS game on a console unless I had a keyboard and mouse and a comfortable place to put them in my living room. But much like C&C Generals four years ago (that long already?), I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on Tiberium Wars!

gws898
gws898

I guess they should have C&C3 Kane Edition for the Xbox 360 version because this is the first C&C series on the console.

BloodMist
BloodMist

I'm not even gonna start with you kujel, your statement about upgrading every month alone shows everyone that you don't really know what you're talking about.

kujel
kujel

It is stupid to see so many people complain about RTSs on console, they work just as well now so what's your problem. I think they're worried Devs will stop making PC games and shift over to just consoles completely. I prefer consoles because if a game is made for that system it's nearly a 100% guarantee it will work barring any hardware issues your machine might have. I have found only RTSs were better on PC but now that is in the past and I only really have to use the PC for titles I can't get on a console. PCs have been hampered for years with: is my video card compatible, do I have the HHD space, do I have enough RAM, is my CPU fast enough, all these issues and the fact that consoles allow for better games on the same specs makes me prefer consoles. I hate having to upgrade every month or so just to play the latest PC game when I only have to buy a new console every 4-5 years and they cost a lot less. Nearly every game I have tried on console and PC was way better on the console: the controls were more stream lined, the interface was easier to work with and the content wasn't really any different.

King-Bart
King-Bart

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Sacif
Sacif

C&C also made an appearance on the N64 if I remember correctly

Raven87
Raven87

Why does everyone seem so against it coming out on 360. LOTR worked pretty well on it first time out, and nobodie's stopping you from playing it on the PC. Personally I'd much rather play it on my couch with a beer on a nice big plasma, than hunched over my desk, no matter how much money i throw at my pc.

Riddick123
Riddick123

Dune 2 and CandC both made appearances on the Genesis, so they haven't always been PC exclusive.

hokies1313
hokies1313

Response to Punkazz189's saying "Leave it to EA to bring a game that has been PC exclusive for over ten years to the Xbox." There was a command and conquer game released for consoles called Retaliation I believe, also I think the original CnC game might have been released for the N64, but I'm not quite sure. All I remember is a boxed game for the N64 that said " Command and Conquer " on it.

wrattman91
wrattman91

Kane edition looks alright and for $10 more its look better but i live in Australia were new game are like $100 so Kane edition in Oz looks like its gonna be like $120 Man i need a job

2122
2122

VegetaMaelstrom the answer to this question is that the two should nver go together and hopefully nvr would the day a i fight someone over my pc well there on a xbox 360 is the day i burn down microsoft

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

VegetaMaelstorm, Microsoft is allowing it...it's just Devs don't want to do it. Devs think that it's not "couch-friendly" and it's be uncomfortable because you'd have to sit on the floor. I agree, personally.

mslocum
mslocum

The Special Editional may be a hoax to get consumers to pay more for the same product and unload useful material that was sitting on the cutting room floor and not creating revenue...but... I'll definetely buy it because C&C is one of the greats in RTS!!!!!! Although, that's a REALLY BIG BUTt.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

When the heck is Microsoft going to allow a mouse and keyboard setup to be used on the 360 so people can have the best of both worlds. Relatively cheap system to play on, and a good way to control your units in RTS's (gamepads suck for this type of game).

BloodMist
BloodMist

Okassar, as long as it's a REAL C&C game, unlike Generals, you better believe people are excited about it.C&C is still one of the de facto RTS franchises even after all these years, and bringing us back to the real C&C universe, with Kane, with FMV, with everything that makes C&C C&C.....it's gonna sell like hotcakes. Oh, and playing an RTS on a console is blasphemy, BTW.

Haggard123
Haggard123

cant wait for kane gonna be sooo sweet

jeffwulf
jeffwulf

Did they have to call it the Kane edition? Now it practically demands buying.

hellowrockview
hellowrockview

im only interested inthe 360 version because the multiplayer shud be worth the sacrafice of a mouse liek with lotr:bfme2

okassar
okassar

Command and conquer was good for its time....but the 3rd sequel is coming to late,noone talks about it anymore.They're not getting my cash unless they make something CCCCRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

this is sad ... i dun mind playing a watered down version of the game ... but i doubt my PC can run the game at all ... sad ...

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Archangel3371 "I would imagine that they'll do the same thing with the 360 version. I'm also a sucker for Special Editions and I'll definately get that one." No, they won't. There also is the Collector's Edition box of the Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth 2 only for the PC. cjcr_alexandru "Supreme Commander is also coming... Will I have time to play both of them?" Well, the C&C3's 30 single-player levels should be quick to pass through in like under a week similar to the 32 SP levels in Age of Mythology. Though, let's not forget the replaybility of its multi-player modes if you are gonna play it...

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

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BradW92
BradW92

I am fed up of all these "special edition" games, (mainly done by EA) it makes me sick

g3n3r41xan
g3n3r41xan

yea why not i will get the kane edition to just see whats it like and also ill get a poster too so its worth it.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Supreme Commander is also coming... Will I have time to play both of them?

BigB10123
BigB10123

I already resreved the kane edition for PC at my gamestop and right now I'm playing C&C 1 that you get for reserving the game on PC.

Wezker619
Wezker619

lol nice a poster and 5 extra multiplayer maps I know a good a deal when I see one and this is one of them!

Rent-Boy
Rent-Boy

sweet 10 bucks is nothing ill throw down on that any-day