EA ANNOUNCES COMMAND & CONQUER THE FIRST DECADE
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., â November 4, 2005 â Experience the award-winning Command & ConquerÃ (C&C) series like never before! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced, Command & ConquerÃ The First Decade, one of the largest PC franchise compilations to date. Scheduled for release in February 2006, the title celebrates the 10th anniversary of this innovative franchise. This special collectorâs edition will include a dozen of your favorite C&C games spanning over the last ten years plus a bonus DVD of commemorative video features.
With over 23 million units sold worldwide to date, the C&C franchise has defined the Real-time strategy (RTS) genre with cutting-edge visuals, epic storylines, and rich mission complexities. The series has evolved over a decade, spawned over a dozen titles, and continues to be the genre benchmark by which all RTS games are measured. With its explosive style of warfare, the C&C franchise has grown over the years to span multiple fictional genres, including the science fiction Tiberium universe, the revisionist history of the Red AlertÃ universe, and a twist on modern warfare with Command & ConquerÃ Generals.
âCommand & Conquer The First Decade offers RTS gamers a way to relive the history of C&C, and Iâm thrilled to see this collection offered in one package,â said Louis Castle, VP of Creative Development at EALA. âIt seems like yesterday when we were all pleasantly surprised by the way the gaming community wanted to play this new type of strategy game.â
The Command & Conquer The First Decade bonus DVD will feature a half-dozen exclusive video features including an interview with Louis Castle, who is also co-founder of Westwood Studios the creator of the C&C franchise. As a special bonus, C&C fans also have the opportunity to be featured on the exclusive DVD. The search is currently underway to find the worldâs biggest C&C fan that can showcase and prove their undying devotion to the C&C series via video submission. To find out more information, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com.
"Command & Conquer The First Decade is more than just another title in the C&C series. This is a monumental milestone in the lineage of the franchiseâmarking ten remarkable years of passionate fan dedication from one of the largest gaming communities,â said Aaron Kaufman, C&C Community Manager at EALA. âI take great pride in being the C&C Community Manager and am committed to providing continued support to the millions of C&C fans. I look forward to seeing the video submissions for the bonus DVD!â
Command & Conquer The First Decade will combine the following titles:
Â· Command & ConquerÃ (Aug. 1995)
Â· Command & Conquer The Covert OperationsÃ (April 1996)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Red AlertÃ (Oct. 1996)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Red AlertÃ The AftermathÃ (Sept. 1997)
Â· Command & Conquer Red Alert CounterstrikeÃ (Mar. 1997)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Tiberian SunÃ (Aug. 1999)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Tiberian SunÃ Firestorm (Feb. 2000)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Red AlertÃ 2 (Oct. 2000)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Yuri's RevengeÃ (Oct. 2001)
Â· Command & Conquer RenegadeÃ (Feb. 2002)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Generals (Feb. 2003)
Â· Command & ConquerÃ Generals Zero Hour (Sept. 2003)
Command & Conquer The First Decade is under development at EAâs Los Angeles studio and has a US MSRP of $39.99. All games included in the compilation are rated âTâ for Teen by the ESRB.
* According to NPD Group