Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight was one of EA's worst-kept secrets this year, after being preemptively announced via a consumer survey and EA's own twitter feed. This time, however, news of the game's release date has officially come from an EA press release, and real-time strategy fans who have been awaiting a sequel to 2007's Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars won't have to wait much longer.
Today, EA has announced that Command & Conquer 4 will be hitting store shelves on March 16 in North America and March 19 in Europe. The publisher has also announced the first preorder incentives for the game, available to North American customers who preorder from the EA Store, GameStop, or Direct 2 Drive. Eager fans can expect to receive a copy of the game's official soundtrack and an exclusive bonus mission, on top of which orders from Direct 2 Drive or the EA Store get early access to the upcoming beta program. GameSpot Total Access subscribers can also apply for the beta by registering here.
Command & Conquer 4 features different campaigns for the Global Defence Initiative and Brotherhood of Nod factions, with each faction playable in solo or cooperative modes. The game will also have a five-versus-five, objective-based online multiplayer mode.
For more details, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.