News: Alternate history on three platforms.
After PC Gamer revealed the existence of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, EA has gone and dropped the official word. But in addition to the PC version, the official word says that the game will also be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Of course, when we'll get a chance to play it is a whole 'nother matter as EA did not announced a release date.
Red Alert 3 continues the story of what the world would be like if Hitler never rose to power (after being murdered by a time-travelling Albert Einstein) and the USSR became the dominant force in Europe.
The game will offer a ton of new features including a co-op story mode, a new playable faction in Japan and naval combat. The storyline should also please sci-fi fans who like their light on the science and heavy on the speculative fiction:
In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.
?It's been too long,? said Chris Corry, Executive Producer at EALA. ?Fans have been waiting for a new Red Alert game for seven years, and we're working hard to ensure its well worth the wait. The team is staying true to the series' roots while adding new elements like a co-operatively played story-driven campaign, an astounding new faction that will shake-up the Red Alert universe as we know it, and units that will help make Red Alert 3 everything our fans have been waiting for. And by bringing naval combat into the heart of the game design, we're transporting that fast, fun and fluid C&C gameplay to the high-seas in ways that you've never seen before.?
We'll have more soon.