Executive Producer Mike Verdu explains, "Telling a story with a mix of live action and high-end movie-quality computer graphics has been one of the hallmarks of the Command & Conquer (C&C) series. I am delighted that we are bringing the rich game world and epic story for C&C 3 to life with an amazing cast and stunning CG effects -- and I can't wait for gamers to see the results. These very talented actors have added tremendous depth and dimension to the C&C 3 game experience."
"When I realized that I wasn't going to be a computer-generated character, but playing a live action role in the C&C 3 game, I was really looking forward to see what was in store," said Tricia Helfer, famous for her role in the Scifi television series "Battlestar Galactica." "Having completed my shoots for the game recently, I can honestly say that it was one of the most fun projects I've worked on ... and my costume was awesome."
"This is the most fun I've had since Star Wars!" said Billy Dee Williams, celebrated actor, on the set of the live action shoot for C&C 3. "The game's story and universe are immersive and drew me right in. I was intrigued by my character, GDI Director Redmond Boyle, because he has more depth than I expected from a video game personality. His polished exterior gradually breaks down as the world is plunged into chaos and he eventually shows his true nature under extreme pressure."
It doesn't stop there! C&C 3 will also feature real-life news reporters assuming the roles they know best -- anchors and field reporters bringing the world the latest news on the third Tiberium War. These roles are played by John Huck, anchor of the FOX affiliate in Las Vegas and Shanon Cook, freelance reporter for a major news network. These reporters pull from their everyday work to update the world on the devastating war and environmental catastrophes in the game's story.
Additionally, the actor who originated the main role of the maniacal leader of the Brotherhood of Nod in the C&C series, Joe Kucan, is reprising his role as Kane in C&C 3. Millions of C&C fans were elated to hear Kucan would be returning to the series when EA revealed the news this summer.
Welcome back, Commander.
- Fast, Fluid, Fun - The ultra-responsive, smooth-as-silk gameplay C&C invented is now better than ever, intuitively placing your entire arsenal at your fingertips.
- Over 30 Single Player Missions - In a vast open-world ‘theatre of war’ where each decision you make matters, you’ll experience one cohesive, epic story told from the unique perspective of all three warring factions.
- RTS as a Sport - Observe, broadcast, and compete in thrilling online battles with innovations including all-new interactive spectator modes, VoIP communication, player commentary, and more.
- Story Like You’ve Never Seen - High-definition, live action video sequences that seamlessly tie the game’s epic story together featuring an unparalleled, diverse cast.
- Adaptive AI - The game AI matches your style of play - choose from distinct AI playing styles such as ‘rushing’, ‘turtling’, and more, or level the battlefield and let the AI use its own tactics to give you the highest level of challenge.
- New Ways to Attack - Keep your opponent guessing by building flying battleships, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms, and combining units to form powerful never-before-seen super-units.
- Technology Makes the World Come Alive - Lose yourself in reflected sunlight and scream in sheer joy as you blow chunks off of enemy tanks, structures, and anything else you can launch a rocket at. The game world gains a new dimension and the battlefield comes to life as the atmosphere fills with smoke, fire, haze, tracers, explosions, and state-of-the-art weather effects.
- Intuitive and Evolved Interface - Fully evolved side-bar interface that allows you to fully manage your base operations while never leaving the action.
- Battle the Best Online - With multiple online game modes, all-new multiplayer maps, and a fully featured content editor, go online to see how you stack up in RTS’ ultimate forum.
Currently in development at EALA, C&C 3 will ship in North America and Europe in 2007 for Windows PC.