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Offline IceFire

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http://www.ea.com/redalert

Excellent...this looks pretty interesting although I'm sure some will be annoyed with the classic C&C style of gameplay but it looks pretty nifty.  Takes a few notes from Supreme Commander as well.  As with most RTS games these days there are three sides: Allies, Soviets, and the new Empire of the Rising Sun (Japan I guess).  Its over the top and I love it :)

Hope Hell March is back :)
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The Empire of the Rising Sun is a faction from middle east actually. Its great that RA is back! :)

 

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Hell march, mechanical man too. Tib Sun had some good tracks but i forget their names. I may have to google some c&c MP3's to put on my player. I miss Tanya, it's been too long.

 

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The Empire of the Rising Sun is a faction from middle east actually. Its great that RA is back! :)
Not the middle east...

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The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire...
They mean the far east.  Also...

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Red Alert 3 takes place after leaders in the Soviet Union go back in time to change history and set themselves on a course to world dominance. But as with all time-traveling science fiction, something goes terribly wrong, and they instead assure the rise of a new third faction: the Empire of the Rising Sun. This sets the stage for an alternate reality future where the Japanese Empire became a high-tech military super power, where the Soviet Union continues to thrive, and where the Allies enter this three-way struggle for hegemony.
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3166274

Basically they are playing with history (which I think is cool) and coming up with a really funky post WWII style scenario where the Japanese won the Pacific, the Soviet Union flourished, and the Allies I assume aren't doing quite as well.  I hope they balance the US and Europe forces together...heck maybe they'll go straight for the factional style of play that Yuri's Revenge, C&C Generals: Zero Hour, and C&C3: Kane's Revenge seem to be picking up on.

Looking forward to hearing more.

Dekker: Couldn't agree more about Hell March and Mechanical Man.  Loved Act on Instinct too! C&C2 had a few good ones...Valves and Dusk Hour were awesome industrial/ambient tracks.  Hope they go back to doing the named tracks.
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Sorry to post the link here but it's due to limitations of the phone. I found some c&C MP3's here. (Could a mod tidy the link up pls - thanks) http://www.google.co.uk/gwt/n?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdrno.homeip.net%2Fmusic.shtml&_gwt_pg=0&hl=en&client=ms-tm_mb_no_pda&q=%22mechanical+man%22+%2B.MP3&source=m&channel=bm 

 

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Snip.

Really? I must've read it wrong then, I was thinking it would be like the terrorist faction of Generals which I never liked so this is even better. Is RA one of the few games that mess with time travel btw?

And on the musics, C&C has to be the series of games with the absolute best soundtracks out there! :yes:

 

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Well in RA Hitler was killed, so World War II never exactly occurred. So it seems that the Allies never interfered with the Japanese conquest of China.
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Sounds like Japan will be an interesting faction...they mentioned a seaplane/submersible unit which sounds really interesting.  Sort of like some of the crazier WWII schemes taken a few steps further.  I love how the entire Red Alert series is all based around taking some of the craziest schemes of the last 60-70 years and adding +1 to the concept.
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There has been a submarine-carrier that could start two planes. Problem was that it was never intendet that these planes could land again. So it was a kamikaze mission to launch from one of these.
I think they where never used and only one or two where ever build.
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There has been a submarine-carrier that could start two planes. Problem was that it was never intendet that these planes could land again. So it was a kamikaze mission to launch from one of these.
I think they where never used and only one or two where ever build.

Beg differ, they were seaplanes, they landed alongside, were brought aboard, and disassembled again.

And actually, according to combinefleet.com, Japan built nearly 20 submarines capable of carrying one or two aircraft each.
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Just in case anyone was following this...the official site has been updated with a boatload of screen shots, concept art, and the like.  Also a gameplay trailer came out a little while ago.

http://www.ea.com/redalert/

I'm more and more interested in this...I like some of the new features like coop campaigns with AI or humans playing a role.  Units wil dual functions.  Almost every unit seems to have a dual function of some kind.  The massive emphasis on naval power.  I'm looking forward to all of that!
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I may have to get it if it comes out o.O

 

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The (chinese?) Tanks look great and that fox in the red beret may be the one to make me finally forget Tanya. . . .

 

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Command & Conquer Red Alert has always been a good game...  It's nice to hear that EA is coming out with RA3, but I don't want to be screwed over and suddenly find out that RA3 is actually this "Project RedLime" EA has been working on.

CIC Reported on this a while ago...  I asked if RA3 was Project RedLime, and they said no since they were being developed in different places...  However, I still have a doubt, since RedLime claims to be a resurrection to one of EA classic franchises, and Red Alert is definitely one of them.  I also doubt it will be Wing Commander because that one has already been reintroduced with WC Arena.
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The basic gameplay looks similar to C&C3 from the screenshots I've seen, which is a good thing. I thought C&C3 and its expansion were generally excellent and play it pretty regularly. I like how RA has become EA's "goofy" RTS series that never takes itself too seriously.

Incidentally, I spent several hours earlier today screwing around with RA1 and my adaptation of the old Future Wars mod. I was trying to fix one of my old multiplayer maps that I never got fully working (it has an extra faction with some internal scripting that was crashing the game). I only remembered about it last weekend when I was playing it on a LAN.
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Command & Conquer Red Alert has always been a good game...  It's nice to hear that EA is coming out with RA3, but I don't want to be screwed over and suddenly find out that RA3 is actually this "Project RedLime" EA has been working on.

CIC Reported on this a while ago...  I asked if RA3 was Project RedLime, and they said no since they were being developed in different places...  However, I still have a doubt, since RedLime claims to be a resurrection to one of EA classic franchises, and Red Alert is definitely one of them.  I also doubt it will be Wing Commander because that one has already been reintroduced with WC Arena.
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http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ea-signs-starbreeze-studios-for-project-redlime

Sounds like Redlime and the studio selected have very little to do with the RA3 team.  Keep that candle of hope for WC revival alive :)
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I'm hoping to be in there too :)

All signed up and everything.
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When did you register? I registerd a couple of months back when I got my Kane's Wrath.


Also, on the subject of Tanya, in RA1, she was totally awesome, except that...

She.
Could.
NOT.
SHUT.
UP!
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