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EA to Release Command & Conquer Generals 2 in 2013

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During the Video Game Awards 2011, Electronic Arts announced that its label Bioware has begun developing a sequel to the Command & Conquer Series.

Generals 2 is promised to deliver "cutting-edge visuals, sound, and destruction that will bring a new level of fidelity to strategy games." The release date is sometime in 2013.

The story of Command & Conquer Generals 2 puts users in the scenario of terrorist attacks that disrupt a world peace treaty, kill all leading politicians and put the globe's military powers in control. The player assumes military control to defeat terrorism. EA said that gamers will direct "three unique factions in a thrilling single-player campaign, and with friends online in cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes."

“For the last eight years, Command & Conquer fans have been begging for a return to the Generals universe,” said Jon Van Caneghem, Executive Producer of Command & Conquer Generals 2. “With Generals 2, we are bringing the Command & Conquer franchise back to its roots, blending strategic gameplay with fast-paced action -- all set in visually stunning theaters of war powered by Frostbite 2.”

The original Command & Conquer game was released in 1995. More than 30 million copies of the series have been sold since then.

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    cronik93 , December 13, 2011 11:03 AM
    AK-47's FOR EVERYONE!!!
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    giovanni86 , December 13, 2011 8:59 AM
    Generals was good, but Zero Hour was Great. I do hope they stand clear from CnC's 4 downfall.. Was the worst CnC game i have ever played.. I played it for about 2 hours and was glad i bought it for 5 bucks on steam. It was literally a worthless piece of garbage, i couldn't believe EA would let a CnC game go down in shit like that, i mean even Red Alert 3 was moderately good, but that was crap, complete crap. Here's to hoping it hits all cylinders like Generals and Zero hour before it.. I will let the reviews judge it, i will not be persuaded out of it by users who judge it right off the bat just because it's EA. Live with it. This is just a teaser trailer, what we see isn't even gameplay. If it's using the Frostbite 2 engine I'm expecting amazing things from this game. But only time will tell, cannot wait to tell my friends, we are truly Generals/Zero hour fans and we still LAN it up play it to this day =D Super Excited to see more actual game play trailers from it soon!!
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    sa5er1234 , December 13, 2011 7:10 AM
    About time, but unfortunately I hoped Russia to be officially in this game, and some arab enhanced armies...lets hope they reconsider the factions and the age (Current)... :D 
    Team that I wish:
    1-USA.
    2-China.
    3-Russia.
    4-Arabs (Syria).
    5-Israel.
    6-Europe.
    A bit long but will deserve every penny... :) 
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    killabanks , December 13, 2011 7:19 AM
    sa5er1234About time, but unfortunately I hoped Russia to be officially in this game, and some arab enhanced armies...lets hope they reconsider the factions and the age (Current)... Team that I wish:1-USA.2-China.3-Russia.4-Arabs (Syria).5-Israel.6-Europe.A bit long but will deserve every penny...

    sorry but Syria is a joke if they had to include someone from the middle east they are better off with Iran or Egypt they both have much stronger armies
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    bebangs , December 13, 2011 7:22 AM
    and 7. afghanistan/taliban =P

    and hopefully it does not have to require "constant internet connection" like c&c4
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    DroKing , December 13, 2011 7:27 AM
    Why do big companies keep pumpin trash out? I wonder why I stopped buying games long time ago.
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    anony2004 , December 13, 2011 8:43 AM
    I hope EA brings the Command & Conquer brand out of sh*t it threw into with a last few games.
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    giovanni86 , December 13, 2011 8:59 AM
    Generals was good, but Zero Hour was Great. I do hope they stand clear from CnC's 4 downfall.. Was the worst CnC game i have ever played.. I played it for about 2 hours and was glad i bought it for 5 bucks on steam. It was literally a worthless piece of garbage, i couldn't believe EA would let a CnC game go down in shit like that, i mean even Red Alert 3 was moderately good, but that was crap, complete crap. Here's to hoping it hits all cylinders like Generals and Zero hour before it.. I will let the reviews judge it, i will not be persuaded out of it by users who judge it right off the bat just because it's EA. Live with it. This is just a teaser trailer, what we see isn't even gameplay. If it's using the Frostbite 2 engine I'm expecting amazing things from this game. But only time will tell, cannot wait to tell my friends, we are truly Generals/Zero hour fans and we still LAN it up play it to this day =D Super Excited to see more actual game play trailers from it soon!!
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    mauller07 , December 13, 2011 9:01 AM
    One thing that many people have not commented on yet is the sheer detail within the game that the frostbite engine is allowing, just from this preview it is showing a massive leap in terrain quality to the point where i believed this game to be an FPS at first.

    I have hopes that this will be the CnC we have been waiting for as it has a new enthusiastic sounding team and it shows in the quality of the preview, taken the fact that they only started work on this game at the begging of the year and have been able to create such detailed work so far and still have 2 years to go.
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    giovanni86 , December 13, 2011 9:07 AM
    Yes I'm going to double post, didn't see it was in-game footage.. Lets the negatives strike me down.. Total fail, the trailer seems a bit too good to be true.. As someone stated they actually might kill this like CnC 4.. I just hope they don't. Hope the U.I sticks fairly intuitive and isn't some hash up of other RTS games. If they stick there guns down there sights like Blizzard did with SC2 I'm sure they can't screw it up, but knowing EA and this video.. They just might. Sorry for double post.. Negatives?¿
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    alidan , December 13, 2011 9:30 AM
    mauller07One thing that many people have not commented on yet is the sheer detail within the game that the frostbite engine is allowing, just from this preview it is showing a massive leap in terrain quality to the point where i believed this game to be an FPS at first.I have hopes that this will be the CnC we have been waiting for as it has a new enthusiastic sounding team and it shows in the quality of the preview, taken the fact that they only started work on this game at the begging of the year and have been able to create such detailed work so far and still have 2 years to go.


    instead of insane detail, i would rather them work on good minimal detail, you play these games zoomed out all the time, i want it to look good there, not zoomed in.

    this makes me shutter to think what a map full of crap going on will play like.

    that aside, with origin and bioware dumbing every game they make down recently, im not holding my breath on this one.
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    rantoc , December 13, 2011 9:42 AM
    If i hear anything that its the same team that made Tiberian Twilight its a no buy for me - its as simple as that, that pice of cra was not a CC game. No basebuilding philosophy ect due to lazyness / production cost cuts and the extreme rock/sissor/paperbag = no CC game in my book!

    EA have moved CC downhill bigtimes, i miss Westwood!
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    acerace , December 13, 2011 10:33 AM
    I hope they not did this game like BF3 though. No Steam, no patch outside Origin etc.
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    Lutfij , December 13, 2011 10:37 AM
    i agree with EA destroying westwood studios...maybe they'lll do the same with bioware. :lol:  soon everyone will be under EA's banner :s
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    gavjof , December 13, 2011 10:59 AM
    alidaninstead of insane detail, i would rather them work on good minimal detail, you play these games zoomed out all the time, i want it to look good there, not zoomed in.


    This. Like in Supreme Commander 1 and their awesome zoom which turned all units into strategic icons. It totally worked and to all your friends looking like you were playing a game of RISK on the computer. :p 
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    cronik93 , December 13, 2011 11:03 AM
    AK-47's FOR EVERYONE!!!
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    boju , December 13, 2011 11:29 AM
    Peasant: Can i have some shoes?
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    bobusboy , December 13, 2011 12:15 PM
    If it wasn't published by EA I'd consider getting it. Just watch this is going to be an origin game too.
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    happyballz , December 13, 2011 12:18 PM

    __-_-_-__since EA killed Westwood they completely destroy C&C. Even today I play Red Alert.

    +++ 10000 Westwood still made the best C&C games, damn huge corporations like EA and activision always destroy good stuff.

    cronik93AK-47's FOR EVERYONE!!!

    Haalalaalala dirka dirka!!!!
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    cushgod , December 13, 2011 12:39 PM
    Dirk Dirk Shhmmmiiiirrrrk
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    noblerabbit , December 13, 2011 12:53 PM
    as much as I deplore EA as a company for PC Gaming, unfortunately, they will have to take my money on Generals2. Gen1 with Zerohour was the finest RTS I ever enjoyed playing for 3 years almost daily, but lack of EA support destroyed my interest to stay with all the online cheating that became rampant. It became nonsense, like playing chess against a computer that would announce it's next 2 moves everytime you would simply eye your piece. I hope Bioware can deliver the magic that was the Zerohour expansion and multiplayer, and improve on that, mainly for latency, and support for 5 vs 5 on larger maps with no slowdowns would be so much fun. I will be certainly calling back my friends when this comes out.

    please EA, make this one for the fans.
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    ap3x , December 13, 2011 1:36 PM
    giovanni86Generals was good, but Zero Hour was Great. I do hope they stand clear from CnC's 4 downfall.. Was the worst CnC game i have ever played.. I played it for about 2 hours and was glad i bought it for 5 bucks on steam. It was literally a worthless piece of garbage, i couldn't believe EA would let a CnC game go down in shit like that, i mean even Red Alert 3 was moderately good, but that was crap, complete crap. Here's to hoping it hits all cylinders like Generals and Zero hour before it.. I will let the reviews judge it, i will not be persuaded out of it by users who judge it right off the bat just because it's EA. Live with it. This is just a teaser trailer, what we see isn't even gameplay. If it's using the Frostbite 2 engine I'm expecting amazing things from this game. But only time will tell, cannot wait to tell my friends, we are truly Generals/Zero hour fans and we still LAN it up play it to this day =D Super Excited to see more actual game play trailers from it soon!!



    Zero Hour was fantastic. Tons of fun. One thing that I thought was freaken sweet though in the trailer on the CNC Generals 2 site was that it is using the Frostbite 2 engine.
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