EA announces Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

A PC Gamer cover revealing the title's existence leaked out a couple of days ago, but this time it's official. As Shacknews reports, Electronics Arts has announced a new installment in the Command & Conquer: Red Alert series, unshockingly titled Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

Red Alert 3 is currently in development at EA Los Angeles, which developed C&C 3: Tiberium Wars and houses some of the staff of the former Westwood Studios, the firm behind the C&C series. According to Shacknews, Red Alert 3 will introduce co-operative campaign play, new units, and a new faction. The site also quotes EA LA Executive VP Chris Corry as saying naval combat has been brought "into the heart of the game design" in Red Alert 3.

The Shack has a couple of screenshots of the upcoming title, which seems to use a 3D graphics engine similar to that of Command & Conquer 3, on this page. EA LA hasn't yet revealed when it plans to release the game, but users who purchase the C&C 3: Kane's Wrath expansion or the C&C 3 Limited Collection later this year will reportedly be granted access to the beta when it goes live. More specifics about the beta are expected this summer.

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