Electronic Arts today unveiled the return of Red Alert, one of the most popular real time strategy (RTS) franchises of all time, announcing that Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is in development for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 will take players to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok. Along the way, Red Alert 3 will support a fully co-operative campaign, while bringing back the series’ action-oriented gameplay.
In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging.
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, with armies fielding wacky weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses and transforming tanks.
Optimus Prime won’t make an appearance.
Red Alert 3 asks the question “What If?” What if every bizarre research project and technology experiment for the last 70 years had actually borne fruit? What if the Philadelphia Experiment, time travel theory, teleportation, invisibility, Tesla technology and 100 other research projects had all paid off and gone mainstream? What if the Soviet Union survived and thrived; what would it look like 10 years in the future? What if the Japanese Empire had never fallen and instead became the ultimate high-tech military superpower?
No release date was announced for Red Alert 3, but if you’d like to get into the PC beta, you can pick up a copy of Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath or the Command & Conquer 3 Limited Collection later this year.