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Red Alert 2 Cast Returns ...

by Rainier on July 27, 2001 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT

Westwood Studio’s Original Red Alert 2 Cast Returns To Film Yuri’s Revenge For EA Games. Filming wraps, post-production continues on expansion to one of 2000’s best-selling games.The entire cast of C & C Red Alert 2™ returned to Westwood Studios™ this summer to film cut-scenes for the upcoming PC game, Command & Conquer Yuri’s Revenge™. This expansion for Red Alert 2 is due out this fall.
Popular characters will help bring the Red Alert 2 universe back to life. Those characters include favorites such as Kari Wuhrer (Sliders, Beverly Hills 90210) as Special Agent Tanya, Udo Kier (Armageddon, Blade) as the psychic Yuri. Barry Corbin as General Carville, Ray Wise as President Dugan, and Athena Massey as Lt. Eva. The actors spent a week in Westwood’s 4000-square foot studio filming an hour of full-motion video that will be woven into the single-player campaigns to tell the Yuri’s Revenge story. Editing and post-production on the cut-scenes will continue through July.

The original crew of Red Alert 2, including Producer Donny Miele and Director Joe Kucan, also worked to film the cut-scenes for Yuri’s Revenge.

“The filming for Yuri’s Revenge was a little more challenging than what we’ve done for other games,” said Miele. “We filmed over a full week, but it was rare for the main actors to be on the set at the same time. That’s where the magic of post-production comes in. We have to patch all the scenes together to make it look like the actors are talking to each other, when in reality, they may never have met.”

Yuri’s Revenge is the largest expansion in Westwood’s history, adding to the real-time strategy game an entirely new side: an army lead by the mysterious psychic warrior, Yuri that features 13 new infantry and six structures. Also included are four new Allied units and structures, five new Soviet units and structures, 14 new single-player campaigns, 10 new co-operative campaigns, 20 new skirmish maps, new multiplay features and a new storyline that extends the RA2 universe.

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.

More information about Command & Conquer Yuri’s Revenge can be found at our website.

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.

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