THE BUZZ: On tonight’s Spike TV VGAs, BioWare announced they are working on a new Command & Conquer game, Command & Conquer: Generals 2. The reveal trailer showed off hordes of trucks and helicopters doing battle. Loud explosions created a symphony of disaster, and chucks of metal littered the battlefield.
UPDATE: A few new details have emerged regarding Command & Conquer: Generals 2. It turns out that the game will be a PC exclusive, currently scheduled for release in 2013. Also, this marks the first game from a new BioWare Studio, BioWare Victory. According to the game’s official press release, “In Command & Conquer Generals 2, world leaders are mere seconds away from signing a peace treaty and bringing an end to a global war when a devastating terrorist attack rips through the conference, killing everyone in attendance, leaving only the world’s military superpowers in control. It’s up to you to assume their roles, take command of their forces and conquer global terrorism once and for all. Players will take control of three unique factions in a thrilling single-player campaign, and with friends online in cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.
BioWare founder, and General Manager of EA’s BioWare lable, Dr. Ray Muzyka weighed in on the announcement: “We’re bringing BioWare’s vision for emotionally engaging gameplay and great attention to quality to the strategy genre and the Command & Conquer franchise. I am excited to welcome BioWare Victory to our label. They are a great addition and the team is working hard to make sure Generals 2 truly immerses and engages players into this intense, gritty, modern war experience.”“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.”
EGM’s TAKE: We really enjoyed the original C&C: Generals, and have long wondered why EA let the franchise sit. Honestly, the entire Command & Conquer brand has needed a revamp for quite a while. We are happy to see them attempting to bring it back, and even happier to see an expansion of the BioWare name. We just hope BioWare can do for action/strategy games what they have done for RPGs.
Source: Spike TV Online/IGN