EA’s Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath Ships to Retail

Posted by on Mar 26, 2008 in News, Press Releases |

The Expansion Pack to 2007s Best-Selling RTS1 Features More Missions, More Factions, More Units and Most Importantly More Kane!

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Messiah has risen again! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath has shipped to retail outlets in North America and Europe for the PC. The expansion pack to last years award-winning2 real-time strategy game Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath introduces a new, hand-crafted campaign spanning two decades of Tiberium lore, six sub-factions and game-changing epic units to the Command & Conquer universe. And gamers who purchase Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath or the Command & Conquer 3 Limited Collection will also receive an exclusive key to the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 beta starting this summer.

The success of Tiberium Wars showed us that despite a five year hiatus, the fast, fluid and fun gameplay, deep storyline and live-action cinematics that make up the DNA of Command & Conquer still resonate with gamers, said Jim Vessella, Kanes Wrath producer. With Kanes Wrath we wanted to take the fiction further by tackling the stories our fans have been asking us to explore. This gave us a great opportunity to introduce new sub-factions and units that complement those stories while adding depth and variety to our core gameplay experience.

Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wraths 13-mission single player campaign focuses on the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. The story is told through over 30 minutes of high-definition, full-motion videos starring Natasha Henstridge (Species, Eli Stone), Carl Lumbly (Alias) and Joe Kucan as Kane. The campaign introduces six-all new sub-factions that add a wealth of new toys and powers to the armies of the Tiberium universes three clashing superpowers, the Global Defense Initiative, Brotherhood of Nod and the Scrin, giving them nine sides to choose from in multiplayer. Players will also get an added bonus feature in the new Global Conquest Mode, which allows commanders to create their own campaigns for world domination with an infinitely replayable strategic layer added to the frenzied, tactical combat they know and love.

The Xbox 360 version of Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath will be released this summer, debuting a revolutionary new CommandStick interface that takes RTS console controls to a whole new level of simplicity and usability. The standalone title also features 50 multiplayer maps and the Xbox 360 exclusive Kanes Challenge, a single player mode that pits the player against a terrifying gauntlet of sub-faction opponents.

For the latest on Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath and everything Command & Conquer please visit www.CommandAndConquer.com, home of Command & Conquer TV, the franchises dedicated online programming channel. This Friday, the channels flagship show, BattleCast PrimeTime will feature an in-studio interview with Kane himself, Joe Kucan, along with highlights from the very first Command & Conquer 3 Kanes Wrath fan matches and more!

Command & Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath has been rated T by the ESRB and 16+ by PEGI and the USK. For more information about ratings, please visit www.esrb.org, www.pegi.info, www.usk.de.

1 Data according to NPD Group

2 Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars won Best Strategy Game of the Year awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and 1Up.com

About Command & Conquer

The groundbreaking Command & Conquer franchise was one of the first to introduce players to the modern RTS genre, has spawned over a dozen PC titles, and ranks in the top 5 best-selling PC franchises of all-time according to the NPD Group. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium WarsTM was the number #1 selling PC RTS of 2007 and recently won the Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer Generals were the number one best-selling3 PC RTS titles in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Collectively, the series has sold over 25 million units worldwide to date. The franchise boasts one of the largest and most active fan communities in the world. For more information on Command & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com.

3 According to NPD Group

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO. In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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