Red Alerted Kane's Wrath golden

Expansion to EALA's Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars lurching toward PCs March 26, Xbox 360 "this summer"; beta to Soviet-era spin-off RTS included.

Any game headlined by a certifiably psychotic megalomaniac has the undeniable potential to be a crowd pleaser, and that goes doubly so for EALA's Command & Conquer series of real-time strategy games. With the reveal last August that the first expansion to 2007's Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars would focus on notoriously creepy underworld kingpin Kane, more than a few fans of the series were pleased to hear actor Joe Kucan would be heading a ranging cast in his role as the titular villain in Kane's Wrath.

Intensity isn't ever not an option for Joe Kucan.

Today, EA sends word that Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath has cemented its invasion plans and will ship out for PCs on March 26. The publisher also noted that the Xbox 360 version of the game, which will include exclusive content, will arrive later this summer.

As noted in GameSpot's extensive coverage, Kane's Wrath will feature 13 new missions that will act to further flesh out the Tiberium Wars universe. The expansion will also introduce six new subfactions, with two being added to each of the game's primary factions: the absolutist Global Defense Initiative, the shadowy Brotherhood of Nod, and the alien Scrin. Each faction will also benefit from a variety of new units.

As has become fashionable within the industry as of late, EALA will also be packing in a beta key for an advance look at C&C spin-off RTS Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. It was unclear whether the beta period would begin alongside the launch of Kane's Wrath, and EA had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Announced in February, Red Alert 3 features the one-off series' hallmark style of sinister humor playing out in an alternate timeline, where Soviet brass tinkering with time travel set off a chain of events that see a dominant Japanese Empire at odds with the European-American Alliance and the Soviet Union in a three-way WWIII.

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9480473
9480473

RA3 is said to come out in November 08 I already pre ordered it :) and it will be $59.99 if the price isn't raised

generaljw
generaljw

GOOD NEWS grootelaar.........It wont be expensive, I already pre-ordered mine for £15.99 and it can be bought for £14.99 with FREE DELIVERY at PLAY.COM. And yeh, I'd imagine that any computer that can play C & C 3 Tiberium Wars well, will also be able to play this on at least high settings if not ULTRA HIGH.

2122
2122

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dvros
dvros

To hassanfadil "Can't wait to finish the story ! will it work in a computer that can make tiberium wars 3 work? " Oh no.. there not finishing the series yet... we wouldnt want this to be the last one now would we? :D

haesuse
haesuse

why was this under top headlines for PS3? is it just me or someone s not paying ANY attention to their job!?

hassanfadil
hassanfadil

Can't wait to finish the story ! will it work in a computer that can make tiberium wars 3 work?

ehuman
ehuman

For goodness sake. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. What's wrong with 6 year old game engines? They're far more stable then the ones coming out now because of all the bug fixes they've gone through through the years. It's called a maturing system. It's not yet obsolete.

Petri87
Petri87

@kaziechameleon - Dude, maby its just you who cant play the game since the camera is fine and exactly the same as any other RTS. And Starcraft 2 will be made whit a modifide WC3 engine just like C&C:TW used a modifide Generals engine. So that must mean that SC2 will suck too.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

the second they stop making games on a six year old game engine ill take them seriously again, the generals engine sucks the camera system sucks. move on EA.

Sheiko
Sheiko

EA has come along way since they dismantled westwood. This will show the fruits of their labor.

thekodaman
thekodaman

This series is well past it's best, tbh they should just let it die in peace. It's been going downhill since Red Alert 1

geebus
geebus

Are you picking this up?

alcari
alcari

Well, to be fair, RA1 was quite certainly set in the soviet era, and technically speaking, it should probably still be somewhere in the 80's or before at the end of RA2. Can't say I'm a huge fan of how EA is dealing with C&C now, but this sure beats the crap out of Generals. And it's much better then the direct alternative (UAW). Life action cutscences are as much part of C&C and Kane is.

lord-yan-lou
lord-yan-lou

cant wait, but gamespot please do not call RA3 a soviet era-spinoff, 1. its not set in the soviet era, 2 its not a spin-off, RA3 has its own complete universe, apart from that cant wait

tomjd1979
tomjd1979

Great. Us xbox owners have to wait a little longer for this sure hit. Universe at War: Earth Assault should tie me over.

Razac17
Razac17

Best franchise EA owns. I mean, they have treated Cnc3 with good patches and now a kick-ass expansion i can't believe what i am saying but "EA actually made the right choices!!!" YAY

Argama7
Argama7

Later this summer? I hope they don't mean at the edge of summer, May or June is fine with me.

gam3r3OOO
gam3r3OOO

Just preordered it. And RA 3 sounds promising already (I'm surprised that they managed to make the game without adding Yuri this time).

Lgy
Lgy

I Love C&C 3 ...THX EA!

BlackTargetmark
BlackTargetmark

Whoo I think there will be more games to get in 2008 with this one. Gotta note it to my list....

HellRazer360
HellRazer360

KANE DIES!!!! I MEAN LIVES.....ILL BE BUYING THIS THE FIRST DAY OF RELEASE!!!!

Vulpis
Vulpis

Psssst, PC gamers--quit whining about extra initial-release content for console versions...this is what patches, expansions, and other similar PC content is for, after all. Consoles usually need more on release because it's a lot harder to do those add-ons (less difficult now with the consoles with hard drives put in for extra storage, but still...)

matt120282
matt120282

heh kane has got to be one of my favorite computer game characters of all time - this game will be sweet and the gorgeous and talented natasha henstridge too, what more can you ask for?

peacenutman
peacenutman

The fourth Reich belongs to Nod, bow down to KANE!!!

blaze11987
blaze11987

i wish PC users would stop pounding consoles for hosting RTS games, they work just as well as on a PC. And please stop crying about the extra content and saying you are being over looked. you guys are getting it at least 2 months before 360 users so be happy with that

upsh1ft
upsh1ft

cant blame them for the extra content, they need to find ways to make console RTS games valuable to console owners. Not saying they arent already are, but the market isnt big enough right now so they need incentives to increase the size.

Spectre-123
Spectre-123

Both should be great! Getting it for PC so I don't have to pay to play online.

Cicciolino
Cicciolino

13 is kind a bad lucky number. Why not 15 missions?

Cobra5
Cobra5

I don't mind that the 360 version gets extra content. For EVERY other game on the market, PC versions are the one with extra content (Gears of War, Mass Effect, for example). I don't mind if it works the other way now and then.

redstormrisen
redstormrisen

The exclusive content they are talking about is just things like king of the hill. Game modes.

lord-of-gamers
lord-of-gamers

its all good - but why does the 360 get extra content? excuse me but NO just NO NO NO....

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

Why do PC and 360 users complain about RTS games its true they are alot simpler on the PC but console version are for people who cant be botherd wasting over 1k on a PC anyway I hope both versions work amazingly well at least EA is doing something right with the C&C series :D

sportwarrior
sportwarrior

Exclusive content for the 360 version? Bull**** EA. The PC is THE gaming platform for RTS games and should ALWAYS have available any extra content possible. I HATE this bastardization of the RTS genre.

Calverz
Calverz

Red Alert 3 is gonna be immense because Red Alert 2 was so good when that first came out. Although there gonna have to introduce some new features to make it really awesome!

Vrygar777
Vrygar777

I'm sorry to say but I havent played the Red alert series, but I do love the tiberium war series. I'm sad to say though, that I am kinda sad that the 360 version of kanes wrath wont be released until summer : (

fearrich
fearrich

Kane's Wrath should keep me busy for a fair few months, and then once thats finished its only a short wait till RA3. God bless big evil mega-corporations!

Gokuja
Gokuja

even though i told myself i wouldnt, i just might have to pick this up as well