Like C&C3, But With Better Water

By Alec Meer on May 17th, 2008 at 2:41 pm.

Your attention, Comrades. Beneath the cut is the first trailer for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, which has popped up on the face of the internet like some sort of damned-pinko-commie-scum pimple outbreak just this afternoon (in Her Majesty’s Royal Imperial Commonwealth All That Is Right Time anyway – presumably it’s some godforsaken hour in the morning for ye Yanquis). It brings with it a release date of sorts – October, apparently.

What will immediately have fans squealing is the return of the original RA’s Hell March RA2′s Hell March theme, as composed by Frank Klepacki – who I believe now hangs his hat on Petroglyph’s, er, hatstand rather than EA’s, so presumably this is just a straight re-using. Never quite understood the fuss about RA’s music myself, but it’s perhaps reassuring that the game’s looking to its heritage so.

Other than that? Yep, looks like Red Alert alright. Remarkably pretty water and ‘splodes. What looks like a hint of the rumoured Gundamy new Japanese race. And no sign, far as I can tell, of the parachuting armoured bears we’ve been tantalised with the prospect of. Perhaps I’m not looking closely enough – decide for yourself below.

Thanks to Evo for the tip-off, beating me to my daily Gametrailers trawl by mere minutes.

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56 Comments »

  1. RichPowers says:

    You can have other colors besides browns and greys without resorting to retina-burning brightness :) RA2 is pretty colorful, but not to the point of visual overload.

  2. Bema says:

    Delayed response @Blindpsychic

    Fair enough mate – misunderstood the meaning of your post. :)

  3. Lu-Tze says:

    Red Alert is just simply a great guitar dueling song. The whole Red Alert score was fantastic.

    Looks like the Red’s are heavily into artillery now, there was some crazy long range attacking going on there.

  4. phil says:

    @Gap Gen – If anything all out pantomime (Yuri Revenge’s moon mission in particular) was RAII’s USP.

    If anything turning it up a notch (villain’s with eye patches and steel teeth, the option to use the amoured bears as mounts for commandos and super-sized Wild Wild West style robo spiders leapfrogging across the map) would be welcome.

  5. Lu-Tze says:

    @ Myself : I meant Hell march of course. Even with editing I cock it up.

  6. Mario says:

    I want to believe… I really do…
    I think RA3 will suck. Hope I’m wrong.

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