Electronic Arts has formally announced Uprising, a standalone expansion to Command & Conquer Red Alert 3. Like other recent games in C&C franchise, Uprising will once again feature a story told through high definition cutscenes with live actors. In an unusual twist, the game is being touted as a PC exclusive. Even more unusual, and possibly on a related note, the game will be available only as a digital download instead of a boxed retail release. Similar exclusives have been temporary before migrating to other platforms and distribution methods in the past however. The game is due for release this March, less than five months after RA3 made its debut.
”Uprising is a game that in many ways reflects the feedback we have gotten from the Command & Conquer community,” said Amer Ajami, Senior Producer at EA Los Angeles. “We’re giving gamers more of what they want – more of the fast, fluid and fun gameplay, more of the story we began to tell in Red Alert 3 and more cutscenes featuring top-notch Hollywood talent. At the same time, we’re excited we’re going to be able to bring new things to the mix, including new units and the Commander’s Challenge, which is a great way for players to hone their skills and get deeper into the combat.”