C&C3: Alien invaders in action

Here are the first screens ofthe sinister Tiberium-hungry alien invaders from Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, the third faction in the upcoming sequel, and one that uses markedly different tactics to the existing GDI and Brotherhood of Nod armies. Click your way to the images by using the tab above.

As you can see from these alien-action shots, there's an insectoid flavor to the newcomers, ranging from foot soldier-level beetle things to the three-tentacled tripod in the top right corner of the screen below - which can use each of its flexible arms to attack a separate target. The aliens (or "visitors" as Nod refers to them) work in smaller numbers but have far more grunt than equivalent enemy units.

For more information on this third race and what it's like to play as them, read our recenthands-on. Or, to see them in action for yourself, hit the Movies tab above and look for the video called "Command & Conquer 3 - Alien Units in Action 01-12-07."

C&C3: Tiberium Wars is due for release on Xbox 360 and PC toward the end of March - so with the launch so close, expect to see much more on the game's extraterrestrial intruders in the coming weeks.

January 16, 2007