EA Announces Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Is Available In Stores Today For The Xbox 360

November 13, 2008


The Over-the-Top Red Alert
Universe Makes it’s Console Debut Bringing Unprecedented Control and a Full
Co-op Campaign to the Xbox 360

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today
that Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 will begin hitting store shelves today at
retailers across North America and Europe for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 blends the series’ signature
over-the-top humor and live-action storytelling with exciting new RTS
innovations including fully co-operative campaigns and an unprecedented emphasis
on naval gameplay. Developed at EA Los Angeles, the Xbox 360 version features
the CommandStick 2.0, a revolutionary new control scheme that helps ease the
strategy gaming experience on console, even with a game as action-packed as
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3.

“Red Alert 3 is the fourth real time
strategy game EA Los Angeles has released for the Xbox 360 and represents
another step forward in bringing a more fluid, efficient control scheme to the
console,” said Chris Corry, executive producer at EA Los Angeles. “An awesome
console RTS experience is something our team has always been passionate about
being able to deliver and we think that players will notice that Red Alert 3 is
not just a console port, but a game designed with the Xbox 360 controller fully
top of mind."

Aside from introducing a new control
system, the Xbox 360 version of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 contains all of
the key features of the PC version released just two weeks ago, including over
60 minutes of the Command & Conquer franchise’s trademark live-action movie
sequences starring one of the largest and most talented casts in the history of
video games, including Gemma Atkinson, Gina Carano, Randy Couture, Tim Curry,
Kelly Hu, Jenny McCarthy, Jonathan Pryce, Autumn Reeser, J.K. Simmons, Peter
Stormare, and George Takei.

Like all games in the series, the
events of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 revolve around time travel and its
consequences. In this latest installment, the Soviet Union is on the brink of
defeat to their mortal enemies, the Allies. In a final act of desperation two
Soviet generals and a brilliant scientist travel back in time to change history
and restore the glory of Mother Russia. At first their mission appears to be a
resounding success, but they quickly realize that their actions have created an
alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different
evolution, and a new superpower has been thrust onto the world stage – The
Empire of the Rising Sun.

Xbox 360 gamers will get to
experience the three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the
Empire from each faction’s unique perspective, following three distinct
storylines with each campaign being fully enabled for co-operative play. Gamers
can connect up with a friend online* or play with the help of one of nine
different in-game co-commanders. The game also features skirmish and multiplayer
for up to four players or with AI-bots.

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has
been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and ‘16+’ by PEGI. For more information
about the game, please visit

,  the recently redesigned Command & Conquer
franchise portal that contains information all Command & Conquer games and is
the home page for Command & Conquer TV, and its flagship programs “BattleCast
PrimeTime” and “Command School.”

* Online Internet connection