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C&C Red Alert 2 : Yuri's Revenge SHIPS Today!

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2001 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT

Westwood Studios announced today that Command & Conquer Yuri’s Revenge™, will ship in North America October 9, and should be fully distributed in North America by October 12. Yuri’s Revenge is published by Electronics Arts under the EA GAMES brand. This also means that out free copies contest will END SOON!

Yuri’s Revenge is the largest expansion in Westwood’s history, adding to the real-time strategy game new Allied and Soviet units, two single-player campaigns, multiplayer features, co-operative campaigns, an hour of filmed story sequences, and an entirely new side: an army lead by the mysterious psychic warrior, Yuri.

In the original Red Alert 2, Yuri was a controllable unit on the Soviet side. For the expansion, Yuri breaks from the Soviets and launches his own bid for world domination through psychic technology. Players will take command of a time-traveling task force and go back in time to unravel Yuri’s evil plot.

“With Yuri’s Revenge, we wanted to give the fans more of the addictive and fast-paced gameplay they loved in Red Alert 2,” said Mark Skaggs, executive producer of Yuri’s Revenge. “Yuri’s Revenge is a hugely ambitious expansion to an wildly successful product and we are excited about getting it out to the public.”

Yuri’s Revenge will feature multiplay over a Local Area Network and over the Internet through Westwood OnlineSM. Players can engage in fierce combat with each other or team up to play through the 10 co-op missions. Yuri’s Revenge will also have it’s own dedicated tournament and ladder system that will rank players worldwide and allow them to keep track of their victories and defeats against other Internet gamers.

Gamers can order Yuri’s Revenge online HERE or call toll free at 877-EA GAMES (877-324-2637). Yuri’s Revenge can also be ordered from Babbage’s and from Electronics Boutique.

More information about Yuri’s Revenge can be found HERE.

ABOUT WESTWOOD STUDIOS
Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune™ 2000, the Lands of Lore™ series, the Kyrandia ™ adventure trilogy, Monopoly┬« for the Internet, Blade Runner™ and the Command & Conquer™ product line.

ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS
Electronic Arts , headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM, EA SPORTS BIGTM, and EA.comSM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet .

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