Hot on the heels of that first Command & Conquer Red Alert Remastered screenshot appearing online, EA has announced some very exciting news for fans of the classic RTS series. The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection arrives this June – and best of all, one of the versions includes a replica mammoth tank.
In a press release, EA has revealed the collection – which brings together the original C&C as well as Red Alert and the three expansions, Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and The Aftermath in shiny new 4K – will hit Steam and EA’s Origin platform on June 5. Pre-orders are already available, and there are three different options for fans to choose from, two physical and one digital.
The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection digital option costs $19.99 / £17.99 and includes the reworked games and expansions. You can grab it from Steam and Origin. The Special (physical) Edition is a bit of a step up price-wise at $59.99, but you get a bunch of goodies included, like a “two-piece big box with embossing treatments”, a Steam digital download code, “Tiberium crystal 16GB USB drive with remastered original soundtrack” of 119 tracks (over seven hours’ music), a poster, four enamell pins, “tech tree prints”, and a faction sticker sheet. Whew.
The 25th Anniversary Edition (also physical) is $149.99 and, in addition to all the gear the special edition contains, includes “a beautiful foil and embossed rigid box, six-disc remastered original soundtrack signed by Frank Klepacki, 100+ page art book, four faction patches, [and] reversible beanie.” Oh, and replicas of the strategy game’s mammoth tank, sound tesla coil, and obelisk, and a “painted PVC light”, too. So, no biggie, then. Eek.
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— Official CnC (@OfficialCnC) March 10, 2020
EA has also unveiled a bunch of the remaster’s new features, like the ability to switch between the new- and old-style graphics, missions selection, customisable hotkeys, and more. Check them out here.
“Our team has been working hand-in-hand with the C&C community since day one,” says EA lead producer Jim Vessella. “We hope this transparent dialogue will result in the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection being a love letter to our fans.”