New Expansion for Command and Conquer 3 Delivers the Wrath of Kane
Today Electronic Arts announced that the new expansion for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is on the horizon. Command & Conquer 3: Kaneâ€™s Wrath will be a single player campaign with new storyline that spans the years from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the events of the Third Tiberium War, which equals out to over 20 years of untold events. Told through a new set of high-definition live action video sequences starring a celebrity cast, Joe Kucan, the original actor who portrayed the character Kane in Command & Conquer games over the last decade, will reprise his role as the megalomaniac leader of the Brotherhood of Nod. Other details of the cast have yet to be announced.
Command & Conquer 3: Kaneâ€™s Wrath also features a new strategic layer to gameplay that will allow players to establish bases, build customized armies, and attack their enemies on a global scale â€“ and then dive into tactical combat. The game introduces six new sub-factions, new units, structures, and powers to the armies of the Global Defense Initiative, the Brotherhood of Nod, and the Scrin.
â€œThe reaction to Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars has been tremendous. Fans and critics alike appreciated the combination of fast, fluid, and fun RTS game play with a deep story and the classic full-motion video sequences that are a hallmark of the Command & Conquer series,â€ said Mike Verdu, VP and Executive Producer at EA Los Angeles. â€œIâ€™m excited that weâ€™re able to go back to the Tiberium universe with Command & Conquer 3: Kaneâ€™s Wrath. This expansion has an impressive new single player campaign, a new global strategic layer that adds depth to the familiar Command & Conquer style gameplay, and several fun, all-new toys that range from versatile combat soldiers to giant armored walkers.â€
The Xbox 360 version will debut a new interface designed specifically for the console and will have players utilizing the command stick to build, deploy, and attack. Command & Conquer 3: Kaneâ€™s Wrath will ship in Spring 2008 for both the PC and Xbox 360. Check back often for more updates, and while you are here, read Shawn’s thoughts on “EAâ€™s attempt to get into the prime time televised TV market” with the first Command & Conquer Battlecast.