Experience The First Decade Of EA’s Groundbreaking Command & Conquer Series
Twelve Titles From Award-Winning PC Franchise Plus Bonus DVD
Chertsey, UK – February 10, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is pleased to announce Command & Conquer TM - The First Decade, one of the largest PC franchise compilations to date, is shipping to stores across Europe today. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the special collector’s edition will include a dozen of your favourite C&C games spanning 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 Alert universe, and a twist on modern warfare with Command & Conquer TM - Generals.
“Command & Conquer TM - The First Decade is a true collection of amazing, innovative C&C games from the last ten years,” said Louis Castle, VP of Creative Development at EALA. “We wanted to give back to our loyal community and avid fans and also offer a great way for gamers to experience the series and immerse themselves into the legendary franchise for the first time.”
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 and rare opportunity, C&C fans from around the world were offered a chance to prove their undying devotion to the C&C series by submitting videos showcasing why they are the biggest C&C fan. Six fan videos were selected and will be featured in a montage piece included on the bonus DVD.
Command & Conquer The First Decade will combine the following titles:
# Command & Conquer - (Aug. 1995)
# Command & Conquer The Covert Operations - (April 1996)
# Command & Conquer Red Alert - (Oct. 1996)
# Command & Conquer Red Alert - The Aftermath - (Sept. 1997)
# Command & Conquer Red Alert Counterstrike - (Mar. 1997)
# Command & Conquer - Tiberian Sun - (Aug. 1999)
# Command & Conquer - Tiberian Sun - Firestorm - (Feb. 2000)
# Command & Conquer Red Alert - 2 (Oct. 2000)
# Command & Conquer Red Alert - Yuri’s Revenge - (Oct. 2001)
# Command & Conquer Renegade - (Feb. 2002)
# Command & Conquer - Generals -(Feb. 2003)
# Command & Conquer - Generals Zero Hour - (Sept. 2003)
Command & Conquer TM - The First Decade was developed at EA’s Los Angeles studio. All games included in the compilation are rated “12+” by PEGI. All titles were re-mastered to run on current operating systems including Windows® XP. For more information on Command & Conquer The First Decade or the Command & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com.
About Command & Conquer
The Command & Conquer - franchise celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2005. The groundbreaking franchise was one of the first to introduce players to the modern RTS genre, has spawned over a dozen PC titles, and ranks in the top 5 best-selling PC franchises of all-time according to the NPD Group. Additionally, Command & Conquer Red Alert and Command & Conquer Generals were the number one best-selling* PC RTS titles in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Combined sales for the franchise have topped 23 million units worldwide to date. The franchise boasts one of the largest and most active fan communities in the world. For more information on Command & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com.
# According to NPD Group
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