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First details on Command & Conquer 3 expansion

EA has spilled first details on the first expansion pack for Command & Conquer 3 in episode one of its Battlecast Prime Time show focusing on the RTS.

The expansion's called Kane's Wrath and is due out in 2008 and will release simultaneously on PC and Xbox 360.

Producer Jim Vessella had this to say (with his words interspersed with gameplay footage):

"As the title suggests, Kane's Wrath is all about Kane and the rise of Nod following the second Tiberium war, taking the player also through the third Tiberium war and beyond in the storyline."

"The game and campaign will feature our high definition cinematics once again and of course feature Joe Kucan reprising his role as Kane. And we'll also be introducing a few new characters for him to mingle with."



"One of the core features of this game is the global domination meta-game. Imagine a game like Risk but on steroids, supporting the C&C fiction with Ion Cannons, nukes, Mammoth tanks as you move your armies around the entire world. When armies collide, you'll jump down into that fast and fluid C&C gameplay that you know and love."

"When you come out, those units and armies will persist, allowing for a longer more global campaign."

"And if it is new units and faction content you desire, we're not going to disappoint. We'll have new units, upgrades, powers and structures for each of the core factions and each faction will also have two sub-factions. These sub-factions will also come with their own modified units, unique powers and upgrades and each one will cater to a specific play style allowing players to really find the side that's best for them."

Vessella added that Kane's Wrath will feature 24 new multiplayer maps, and that the Xbox 360 version will also sport the Radial Interface, which allows players to manage their base from anywhere on the map.

Check out the Battlecast Prime Time show for yourself here.

August 15, 2007

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