Genre: Real-time Strategy
Publisher: Electronic Arts
ETA: Fall 2003
& Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
I was impressed with C&C General’s whiz-bang graphics and kinetic
energy, I termed it as being “vanillafied” – a solid real-time
strategy game but without the magic of Red Alert 2’s over the top FMV
cutscenes and trademarked vertical command interface.
After stomping through all three campaigns of the original and
spending some time blowing up opponents on-line, I suppose it’s the
right time for an expansion. There’s
no mention of FMV clips but with some new single-player scenarios,
Generals Challenge, and new weapons, Generals fans have something to
look forward to the fall.
full and official details:
Zero Hour, and time to unleash the absolute latest in modern weapons
technology in a quest to become the world's most powerful General. In
Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour (working title), the first
expansion pack to Command & Conquer Generals, players will wage a
global war for control of the modern world and face the ultimate
challenge by squaring off against the world's most elite commanders.
Selecting from a variety of new units and an arsenal of new high-tech
weaponry, players will use whatever it takes to remove enemy Generals
emerge victorious, even the most experienced C&C Generals' veteran
must discover new tactics and strategies to take full advantage of-and
learn to defend against-the world's most lethal weapons. With the
addition of new units, structures, and upgrades-plus enhanced controls,
Battle Honors, and a variety of new online features-Command &
Conquer Generals Zero Hour gives players the firepower they'll need for
With 15 new missions, players may be tasked to destroy the U.S. fleet in the Mediterranean, root out a splinter cell in Cairo,
infiltrate a U.S.
building, or send in special operatives to capture weapons
of mass destruction.
building, or send in special operatives to capture weapons of mass destruction.
all-new Generals Challenge mode allows players to control any of 9 new
armies in battle against 9 AI generals. The ultimate goal will be to
successfully make their way through all 9 enemy Generals, and unlock a
select number of their armies for play in Skirmish and Online modes and
prove once and for all they are the Ultimate Modern Warfare General.
new single player missions.
new Generals Challenge mode allows you to progressively take on 12
generals from across the globe, each with their own strengths,
strategies and tactics.
one of three unique armies inspired by real-world ideologies: the
high-tech US force, the swarming Chinese war machine, or the resourceful
Global Liberation Army.
hi-tech arsenal of weaponry-from the U.S. Specter Gunship to other
next-generation military weapons designed with microwave, laser, and
a massive arsenal of new units (e.g. GLA Combat Cycles), new structures
(e.g., China Internet Center) and new upgrades (US Hellfire Missiles,
and Chemical Suits).
online either cooperatively with a friend or go head-to-head in all-out
global domination with a multitude of other players.
bragging rights online with all new medals for each enemy General you
Combat School feature tracks your stats and provides post-mission
analysis-study the feedback to improve your battle strategy.
snow, and other weather effects further immerse the player in combat.
more visual enhancements, the most stunning 3D RTS game delivers an even
more visceral experience.
original Command & Conquer Generals is required.)
(July 13, 2003)