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EA has a large booth here at the E3 expo. Tucked in with the mobile games were a couple of iPhone titles that we hadn't heard much of yet.

EA had an early build of their real-time strategy game Command & Conquer for the iPhone. The game is expected by the end of the year and has been adapted to the iPhone's full touch screen. The demo unit they had only had a single large "sandbox" mode for show purposes but the full version will have full campaign mode.

Our video walks through some of the controls and gameplay of the release.

Video removed per EA's request

  • Me

    Is it 3d i can't tell

  • Me

    Is it 3d i can't tell

  • Veratek

    WOW! Glad EA is continuing to develop for our beloved platform.

    And the RTS genre is one of the smallest categories available, Warfare Inc. being the best so far. So sales just might be phenomenal for C&C!

  • Veratek

    WOW! Glad EA is continuing to develop for our beloved platform.

    And the RTS genre is one of the smallest categories available, Warfare Inc. being the best so far. So sales just might be phenomenal for C&C!

  • Snap

    Looks really good already.

  • http://web.me.com/robertsammons rob s

    is there anything else from EA ?

  • Snap

    Looks really good already.

  • http://web.me.com/robertsammons rob s

    is there anything else from EA ?

  • Me

    Quantum Collapse is launching next week, here's a video of it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni1pDxDv-m4

    It will have Multiplayer support.

  • Me

    Quantum Collapse is launching next week, here's a video of it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni1pDxDv-m4

    It will have Multiplayer support.

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    That's C&C: Red Alert.

    There are no Tesla Coils in the original C&C and the guy in the video also says that so you better change the title here Toucharcade.

    @Me: it's 2.5D - it's 2D Sprites at an angle throwing shadows that are also 2D. It's therefor pseudo-3D.

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    That's C&C: Red Alert.

    There are no Tesla Coils in the original C&C and the guy in the video also says that so you better change the title here Toucharcade.

    @Me: it's 2.5D - it's 2D Sprites at an angle throwing shadows that are also 2D. It's therefor pseudo-3D.

  • ZZMitch

    I played Yuri's Revenge almost religiously on my PC back in the day.

    I have never been as pumped for an iphone game as I am right now!

    Thank you TA!!!!

  • ZZMitch

    I played Yuri's Revenge almost religiously on my PC back in the day.

    I have never been as pumped for an iphone game as I am right now!

    Thank you TA!!!!

  • 21duc29

    I want this game so bad. Please have Tiberian Sun out after...!

    One thing that is weird is a lot of our beloved games are coming to the iphone and we love it so much that we buy the again (Sonic on Genesis and then the iphone). Its funny though :)

  • 21duc29

    I want this game so bad. Please have Tiberian Sun out after...!

    One thing that is weird is a lot of our beloved games are coming to the iphone and we love it so much that we buy the again (Sonic on Genesis and then the iphone). Its funny though :)

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com/iphone mek

    I wonder if EA will make an official announcment about this at the upcoming event

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com/iphone mek

    I wonder if EA will make an official announcment about this at the upcoming event

  • GaiaIllusion

    OMGOMGOMGOMG
    This is even better than what I imagined. Dual campaign modes? Near-3D graphics? EA is awesome!

  • Learjetzoom

    yes please!

  • GaiaIllusion

    OMGOMGOMGOMG
    This is even better than what I imagined. Dual campaign modes? Near-3D graphics? EA is awesome!

  • Learjetzoom

    yes please!

  • ziggyonice

    I want.

  • ziggyonice

    I want.

  • xeonmagelol

    OMG so cool!
    can't wait!
    totally going to make warfare incorporated look low quality :D

  • xeonmagelol

    OMG so cool!
    can't wait!
    totally going to make warfare incorporated look low quality :D

  • ryoi

    not my type of game but, really well designed UI

  • http://rent ryoi

    not my type of game but, really well designed UI

  • RaZrVIN

    Wow, great to see EA really taking the iPhone/iPod Touch gaming platform seriously! They definitely are racking up all the cash from NFS, Sims 3, and soon this game!

  • RaZrVIN

    Wow, great to see EA really taking the iPhone/iPod Touch gaming platform seriously! They definitely are racking up all the cash from NFS, Sims 3, and soon this game!

  • riot9

    I think I have to disagree. That looks 100% 3D to me.

    There is true perspective/parallax going on as he pans, so unless they did animations for every building/unit for panning, from every possible position the camera could be in relation to the model (not to mention zooming), this could actually be true 3D. The simplicity of the models and inmations required imply to me that it's really 3D as well. If they were going to do sprites, I think would have used much more detailed buildings/units.

    I could still be wrong, but I'm very convinced this is really 3D.

    • http://www.sleekgames.net psionic

      @riot9: totally is 3d. I was a bit amazed by this as well given that the actual red alert game way back when was 2d, however i suspect that they plan to port most/all of the C&C games to this platform, and this 3d tech would be needed by the later series as well, so why not do it now right?

      makes sense to me, and this game looks absolutely killer.

      who know what'll happen when there's 30 units on the screen at the same time, but I suspect they'll manage to pull it off.. EA's got a lot of ins i suspect w/ apple, and the hardware is only going to get more powerful.

    • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

      I stand corrected - my damn PC stalls every 30 seconds and it's all Flash 10's fault - I didn't see the panning, it skipped.

      That's definitely 3D. Wow. Now I'm psyched too. This is just awesome. I'll pick up RA3 right now just to pass the time until this is out on the iPhone :-)

  • riot9

    I think I have to disagree. That looks 100% 3D to me.

    There is true perspective/parallax going on as he pans, so unless they did animations for every building/unit for panning, from every possible position the camera could be in relation to the model (not to mention zooming), this could actually be true 3D. The simplicity of the models and inmations required imply to me that it's really 3D as well. If they were going to do sprites, I think would have used much more detailed buildings/units.

    I could still be wrong, but I'm very convinced this is really 3D.

    • http://www.sleekgames.net psionic

      @riot9: totally is 3d. I was a bit amazed by this as well given that the actual red alert game way back when was 2d, however i suspect that they plan to port most/all of the C&C games to this platform, and this 3d tech would be needed by the later series as well, so why not do it now right?

      makes sense to me, and this game looks absolutely killer.

      who know what'll happen when there's 30 units on the screen at the same time, but I suspect they'll manage to pull it off.. EA's got a lot of ins i suspect w/ apple, and the hardware is only going to get more powerful.

    • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

      I stand corrected - my damn PC stalls every 30 seconds and it's all Flash 10's fault - I didn't see the panning, it skipped.

      That's definitely 3D. Wow. Now I'm psyched too. This is just awesome. I'll pick up RA3 right now just to pass the time until this is out on the iPhone :-)

  • Bruce

    Nice. I'll probably buy this. Another game I really like EA to make. Anyone remember Syndicate from Bullfrog? Perfect for the platform.

  • Bruce

    Nice. I'll probably buy this. Another game I really like EA to make. Anyone remember Syndicate from Bullfrog? Perfect for the platform.

  • thebleeptruth

    Looks good. But before watching the video I was already anxious to see how it will perform and how the controls will hold up when selecting and directing several units particularly in the heat of battle. Curiously enough it was not shown in the video. I think that will be very important in how I gauge the game. The iPhone touch controls is very tricky with RTS games when it gets frantic. I'd be looking forward to videos of actual battles with demo of the touch controls.

  • thebleeptruth

    Looks good. But before watching the video I was already anxious to see how it will perform and how the controls will hold up when selecting and directing several units particularly in the heat of battle. Curiously enough it was not shown in the video. I think that will be very important in how I gauge the game. The iPhone touch controls is very tricky with RTS games when it gets frantic. I'd be looking forward to videos of actual battles with demo of the touch controls.

  • Tower Defender

    Holy crap! It isn't just a port!! This game just gets better and better. Hope it comes out soon.

  • Tower Defender

    Holy crap! It isn't just a port!! This game just gets better and better. Hope it comes out soon.

  • Tower Defender

    Oh and did he say Warbear and did I see a kirov airship? Arn't those RA2 and RA3 units? I guess they are going to retell RA1.

  • Tower Defender

    Oh and did he say Warbear and did I see a kirov airship? Arn't those RA2 and RA3 units? I guess they are going to retell RA1.

  • monkeys37

    I still play Red Alert 2 and 3 on my PC. I am so pumped for this.

  • monkeys37

    I still play Red Alert 2 and 3 on my PC. I am so pumped for this.

  • Jon

    Looks awesome! I hope its multiplayer!

  • Jon

    Looks awesome! I hope its multiplayer!

  • or

    that russian airbomber unit wasn't on red alert 1 if i remember correctly.

  • or

    that russian airbomber unit wasn't on red alert 1 if i remember correctly.

  • Alex

    I've not been EA's biggest fan in the past - I always thought of them as a lazy pusher of yearly updates to the same old sh*te.

    ... this is me eating my words.

    They've blown me away on the iPhone so far. C&C is looking like a Day #1 purchase.

  • Alex

    I've not been EA's biggest fan in the past - I always thought of them as a lazy pusher of yearly updates to the same old sh*te.

    ... this is me eating my words.

    They've blown me away on the iPhone so far. C&C is looking like a Day #1 purchase.

  • http://teencastic.com Ammaar

    This seems to be a mix of Red Alert 2(structure design) and Red Alert 3(unit and design wise). Anyway this looks extremely AWESOME! I am going to get this straight away!!!!

  • http://teencastic.com Ammaar

    This seems to be a mix of Red Alert 2(structure design) and Red Alert 3(unit and design wise). Anyway this looks extremely AWESOME! I am going to get this straight away!!!!

  • DannydeK

    Can't wait for this either. But selecting units wouldn't be that hard? Just draw a circle over the units you want to select. and double click to move them? They should make map-scrolling like the iPhone way (like scrolling through your contacts).

  • http://- DannydeK

    Can't wait for this either. But selecting units wouldn't be that hard? Just draw a circle over the units you want to select. and double click to move them? They should make map-scrolling like the iPhone way (like scrolling through your contacts).

  • Dudehuge

    WANT!

  • Dudehuge

    WANT!

  • sticktron

    OMFG this looks amazing!!! Go EA!

  • sticktron

    OMFG this looks amazing!!! Go EA!

  • Booch138

    Though this is looking like its going to be pretty impresive, but I must ask. Was it just me or did that tech demo suck? The guy demoing it seemed really distracted and unprepared LOL

  • Booch138

    Though this is looking like its going to be pretty impresive, but I must ask. Was it just me or did that tech demo suck? The guy demoing it seemed really distracted and unprepared LOL

  • tom

    I don't give a crap about multiplayer - I use my device majority of the time at work or on a plane traveling, so I just need two things in an RTS game: SKIRMISH MODE and the ability to save the game in progress.

  • tom

    I don't give a crap about multiplayer - I use my device majority of the time at work or on a plane traveling, so I just need two things in an RTS game: SKIRMISH MODE and the ability to save the game in progress.

  • Miko

    Why is this video private???

  • Miko

    Why is this video private???

  • Paul

    Video is private, but there's a poor quality one here;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8SilxYep4o

  • Paul

    Video is private, but there's a poor quality one here;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8SilxYep4o

  • Iwashere33

    I have purchased and played c&c for the iphone, it's godd, fun and enjoyable. I have a few times to do the last level but it is so hard it seems broken. I give it a 4 out of 5 because the last level is damn near impossible and the whole game is a little short. But it is replayable on any level

  • Iwashere33

    I have purchased and played c&c for the iphone, it's godd, fun and enjoyable. I have a few times to do the last level but it is so hard it seems broken. I give it a 4 out of 5 because the last level is damn near impossible and the whole game is a little short. But it is replayable on any level