Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection has been released

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Welcome back Commander! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) announced thatCommand & Conquer™ The Ultimate Collection, a compilation of all 17 games in the #1 selling real-time strategy franchise of all time, is available today at participating retailers in North America and digitally on Origin™. Updated for Windows® 7 and Windows Vista, Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection is available at an amazing value of only $49.99 and will also give the strategy gamer on your holiday gift list early access to the upcoming beta for the new Command & Conquer coming in 2013.

Command & Conquer holds a special place in the hearts of many strategy gamers around the world”, said Jon Van Caneghem, Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Arts.  “We’re excited not only to be giving our fans a chance to return to their favorite universes this year, but also to introduce the series to gamers who have not yet experienced the fun, legendary games that Command & Conquer is known for.”

If you happen to be curious as to what games consist in the collection with their specific titles, we have that as well.

  • Tiberium – The universe that started it all, the Tiberium series is set in the early 21st century amidst an epic clash for planetary control between the Global Defense Initiative, the Brotherhood of Nod and later the alien Scrin. Games in the Tiberium series include:

o    Command & Conquer

o    Command & Conquer™ The Covert Operations™

o    Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™

o    Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™ Firestorm™

o    Command & Conquer Renegade™

o    Command & Conquer™ 3 Tiberium Wars™

o    Command & Conquer™ 3 Kane’s Wrath

o    Command & Conquer™ 4 Tiberian Twilight

  • ·         Red Alert – Travel to an alternate universe where the cold war between the Soviets, the Allies and later, the Empire, is still raging. Known for a tone that is more comical and over-the-top, the Red Alert series includes the following games:

o    Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™

o    Command & Conquer Red Alert™ Counterstrike™

o    Command & Conquer Red Alert™ The Aftermath™

o    Command & Conquer Red Alert™ 2

o    Command & Conquer Red Alert™ Yuri’s Revenge™

o    Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3

o    Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 Uprising

  • ·         Generals – Take the helm of one of three sides – the US, China or the Global Liberation Army – in a modern warfare setting that features bleeding-edge military weaponry.

o    Command & Conquer™ Generals

o    Command & Conquer™ Generals Zero Hour

What The Ultimate Collection also includes is a Command and Conquer music collection, or soundtrack that has 20 songs all together. 17 games, a Beta invitation, a soundtrack, and even more content, tells me that dreams do actually come true.

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