When you call something Ultimate it better be as big as you can make it. EA seems to have done just that with The Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection. Spanning seventeen titles, a twenty song best of album, exclusive art and early access to the latest Command & Conquer free to play title built in the destructive Frostbite 2 engine. They even know that there have been problems running the earlier games so everything has been updated to run on Windows Vista and Windows 7 so you can go old school without dragging out your Windows 98 machine. If you’re new to the Command & Conquer universe or an old school gamer like me who has fond memories of picking up the original at Babbage’s be sure to check this one out. The only thing that could make this better would be hours of behind the scenes footage from the live action FMV’s but hey there’s always the 20th Anniversary for The Ultimate Kane Edition.
GUILDFORD, UK. – Aug. 31, 2012 – Happy anniversary, Commander! Seventeen years and 17 games after the release of the first Command & Conquer™ title, Electronic Arts today announced Command & Conquer™ The Ultimate Collection, a compilation of all 17 games that have made Command & Conquer the #1 selling real-time strategy franchise of all time. Available later this fall for £24.99, Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection will not only give fans a chance to re-experience all three award-winning Command & Conquer universes – the epic clash between the GDI and Nod in Tiberium, the alternate Cold War of the Red Alert series and the modern warfare in Generals– but will also give them early access to the upcoming beta for the new Frostbite™ 2 powered Command & Conquer, coming in 2013.
“As long time fans of the Command & Conquer franchise, we are excited to be able to help celebrate the legacy of the series with this compilation. Our passion for this fantastic portfolio is helping drive us as we deliver the next great Command & Conquer experience next year,” said Jon Van Caneghem, Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Arts.
This incredible value is now available to pre-order and includes all 17 classicCommand & Conquer games which have been updated for Windows® 7 and Windows Vista. Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection will be available with the following *:
- Redeemable download code for all 17 Command & Conquer titles on Origin™, including:
o Command & Conquer
o Command & Conquer™ The Covert Operations™
o Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™
o Command & Conquer Red Alert™ Counterstrike™
o Command & Conquer Red Alert™ The Aftermath™
o Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™
o Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™ Firestorm™
o Command & Conquer Red Alert™ 2
o Command & Conquer Red Alert™ Yuri’s Revenge™
o Command & Conquer Renegade™
o Command & Conquer™ Generals
o Command & Conquer™ Generals Zero Hour
o Command & Conquer™ 3 Tiberium Wars™
o Command & Conquer™ 3 Kane’s Wrath
o Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3
o Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 Uprising
o Command & Conquer™ 4 Tiberian Twilight
- Early access to the next Command & Conquer experience
The Command & Conquer real-time strategy series has broken new ground in the genre over the last 17 years and 17 games by combining fast, fluid and fun action with cerebral and strategic gameplay. The franchise has also recently launched the browser-based, free-to-play Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances (http://TiberiumAlliances.com), which recently surpassed over one million registered players. Up next for fans is the new free-to-play game and platform, Command & Conquer. Coming in 2013, Command & Conquer will be an online destination for fans of the franchise and will deliver a high-quality, AAA real-time strategy experience, with high octane action and amazing visuals powered by Frostbite 2.
Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection will be available for the PC in October 2012. To learn more about the Command & Conquer franchise, please visit http://www.commandandconquer.com/uk/home. To pre-orderCommand & Conquer The Ultimate Collection, please visithttp://www.commandandconquer.com/collection/uk. Fans can follow the game on Twitter® at http://twitter.com/OfficialCnC or “Like” Command & Conquer on Facebook® at http://facebook.com/commandandconquer. Press assets are available at http://ea.gamespress.com/.
* Offerings vary per territory.
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 is the #1 best-selling real-time strategy franchises of all-time according to the NPD Group. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars was the number #1 selling PC RTS of 2007 and won numerous awards, including 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-selling* PC RTS titles in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 won the 2008 “Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year” award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Collectively, the series has sold more than 30 million units worldwide to date. Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances, recent entry in EA’s Play4Free portfolio of games, is a massively multiplayer online (MMO), browser-based, free-to-play strategy game that recently surpassed one million players since launching in May 2012.The franchise boasts one of the largest and most active fan communities in the world. For more information on Command & Conquer series, please visitwww.commandandconquer.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
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