If you’re familiar with PC gaming, you know of the Command & Conquer real-time-strategy franchise. The latest game in the C&C franchise, Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars, focused on the importance of Tiberium itself. Today, EA launched the element’s importance ten-fold, as it announced a new next-gen first-person-shooter called Tiberium.
Tiberium, which will release in Fall 2008 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, has been in devleopment for more than 2.5 years. The game will bring its original fiction to life through intense tactical action and first-person shooting gameplay. Set in a sci-fi world, Tiberium takes players on an adventure through an environmentally devastated world and places them in the heart of an epic battle for control the powerful energy source known as “tiberium.”
Featuring a blend of first-person shooting and tactical squad combat, Tiberium takes the first-person shooter experience deeper into strategic combat by having players controlling multiple infantry, armor and air squads. In Tiberium, Forward Battle Commander Ricardo Vega is the most powerful presence on the battlefield, and the squads are his most decisive weapon. Players can take multi-squad control combat into single-player or bring the action into online multiplayer battles.
Story synopsis: For 11 years, an alien tower has stood dormant, looming like an unholy mountain over a wasteland once known as the Mediterranean Sea. The tower was thought to be a relic of the Third Tiberium War; a devastating war fought for control over Tiberium crystal. It is not a relic. It is not dormant. Deep within the tower, plans are in motion for an alien invasion. This is where the Tiberium adventure begins. Players step into the shoes of Forward Battle Commander Ricardo Vega and will assemble an assortment of elite squads to combat the global crisis. Armed with an intense arsenal of weapons including a transforming personal weapon system, multi-launch homing missiles, capital ship bombardments and tactical ion cannon strikes, Vega will lead the fight from the front lines.