News Update - 11/04/05
EA ANNOUNCES COMMAND & CONQUER THE FIRST DECADE
Twelve Titles From Top 5 Best-Selling* PC Franchise of All-Time Plus Bonus DVD
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – November 4, 2005 – Experience the award-winning Command & Conquer™ (C&C) series like never before! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced, Command & Conquer™ 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 collector’s 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 AlertÔ universe, and a twist on modern warfare with Command & ConquerÔ Generals.
“Command & Conquer The First Decade offers RTS gamers a way to relive the history of C&C, and I’m thrilled to see this collection offered in one package,” said Louis Castle, VP of Creative Development at EALA. “It seems like yesterday when we were all pleasantly surprised by the way the gaming community wanted to play this new type of strategy game.”
The Command & Command 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 world’s 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 franchise—marking ten remarkable years of passionate fan dedication from one of the largest gaming communities,” said Aaron Kaufman, C&C Community Manager at EALA. “I 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!”
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™ Yuri's Revenge™ (Oct. 2001)
Command & Conquer Renegade™ (Feb. 2002)
Command & Conquer™Generals (Feb. 2003)
Command & Conquer™ Generals Zero Hour (Sept. 2003)
Command & Conquer The First Decade is under development at EA’s Los Angeles studio and has a US MSRP of $39.99. All games included in the compilation are rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.
* According to NPD Group
About Command & Conquer
The Command & Conquer™ franchise celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2005. The ground-breaking 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 the Command & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.EA.com
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