Posts Tagged ‘Red Alert 3’

E3: The Trailers – C&C Red Alert 3

A good look at the naval combat, and the new race’s Big Stompy Robots. And the bears. The armoured bears. Joy.

Edit: beneath the cut, a newer-footage trailer focusing on newbie nation the Japanese Empire.
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“Well What’s Happenin’, C&C Community?”

we were ruder about the video in our super-secret RPS chat channel

I hesitate slightly to post about this, as the last time I talked about C&C: Red Alert’s music and offhandedly mentioned that it had never especially moved me personally, I received a furious email from an Angry Internet Man about how I had zero music taste and should show some respect for what its composer Frank Klepacki had done for gaming.

Going on the below video, I suspect street-talkin’ Klepacki himself would refer to it as respec’, however. Here he is, “throwing a shout out” to his fans, who will be very happy to hear that he’s officially on Red Alert 3 soundtrack duties. Me? Well… oh, look over there – that dog has a puffy tail!
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15 Minutes of Red Alert 3 Fame

Yep, a 15-minute long footage video of the upcoming C&C3-but-with-bears strategy sequel. 15 minutes! This is almost as ludicrous as those 90-minute long cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid 4. Actually, no, there’s nothing as ludicrous as that, and I feel sick and furious whenever I think about it. Anyway! Red Alert 3, and lots of it:

All fairly much as expected, in both positive and negative senses. Shame about that droning voiceover, though (I’m sure he’s a lovely chap, of course). A suitably in-theme Stalin impersonator would have made preposterous lines like “hopefully we’ll find some more Destroyers to mince up” significantly less mortifying.

Like C&C3, But With Better Water

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.
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Someone Says Something Nice About PC Shocker

Are you sure sir, it does mean changing all three bulbs?

With all the moaning and bitching about the PC of late, it’s a relief to hear EA championing the format. According to a recent Eurogamer article, EA say that the consoles still can’t keep up with the real-time strategy.

“Console RTS design has come a long way, but I don’t know if you will be able to lead design of a true RTS, which is so inherently reliant on the mouse and keyboard combination, on the console. It’s one of the reasons we don’t do cross platform play – the way RTS’ [sic] are meant to be played, the PC guys would be so much faster.”

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Are You Or Have You Ever Been A Communist?

In just 11 days we all get to find out the secrets of Kane’s brain-hat, in the very goofy-lookin’ but presumably super-fun C&C3: Kane’s Wrath. Do we care? Well, we’d care a lot more if we weren’t thinking about C&C: Red Alert 3 instead. Armoured bears! New screenshots beneath the cut – sadly bearless, however.
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Red Alert: Now With Armoured Bears

Dick Cheney believes Russia is actually like this

Following yesterday’s shock-ish reveal, EA have let slip the dogs of press release, containing the first actual goss on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Read on for alls we’ves gots so fars. Including pictures. Pretty, pretty pictures.
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