Firepower and Starpower in Red Alert 3

The Leipzig Gaming Convention revealed quite a bit about the upcoming multi-platform RTS, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3. A sequel of sorts, the game seems to rehash the premise of the previous game, with Soviets going back in time to try and change the future/present for their own ends. But messing with the time stream, while making the Soviets the dominant power, has created yet another side in the global struggle- the new Empire of the Rising Sun (Imperialist Japan). Looks like a cool free-for-all! Well, aside from all the firepower that’s going to be thrown around in the big skirmishes and battles, RE3 will be featuring a LOT of star power as well, with a big cast of notable actors filling in the roles of various characters in the Allied, Soviet and Imperial Sides:

Gemma Atkinson (the UK’s Hollyoaks), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October), Andrew Divoff (LOST), Kelly Hu (X2, The Scorpion King), Jenny McCarthy (Scream 3, former Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale), Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Autumn Reeser (The OC), Peter Stormare (Prison Break, Armageddon), George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), and two of the most recognizable names in competitive mixed martial arts Randy “The Natural” Couture (former UFC Heavyweight champion) and Gina “Conviction” Carano (Undefeated Elite XC fighter, American Gladiators).

Man, that’s a lot of names, and that should translate to the best hammy but awesome cinematics this side of Billy Dee Williams. I’m not really that big into RTS games, particularly on consoles, but this may warrant a look. The game is set to release on PC, PS3 and Xbox360 this coming October 28, 2008.

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