EA announces “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3” is in development.

EA has officially confirmed that Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is in the works:

Don’t know if it was the alternate history storyline or just that I found it more accessible, but I’ve always liked the Red Alert off-shoots better than the Command & Conquer games. It was probably a given that we’d see this title at some point after the release of C&C 3, but it’s still cockle warming to see it announced.

Yes, the gaming gods are smiling on me as of late.

Play “Command & Conquer” for free.

To celebrate 12 years of C&C the folks at EA are giving away the original game for free:

Thanks largely to the efforts of our loyal fans whom continue to sustain and grow the Command & Conquer community, Command & Conquer has become a legendary franchise and it’s time to celebrate its birth once again.

In order to give back to the fans for over 12 years of devotion we are putting together a 12th Anniversary celebration during the month of September. However, as any Command & Conquer fan knows, the true party starts today, August 31st, which marks 12 years since Command & Conquer Gold launched way back in 1995.

To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE DOWNLOAD:

We are providing the ISO image of C&C GOLD for both the GDI and Nod discs. In order for C&C GOLD to run on Windows XP, you will need to burn the ISO image onto a CD with a CD Burner and any “CD Burning Software” such as Nero, Alcohol, etc. There are also a few extra steps in order to make C&C GOLD run on Windows XP after you burn it to CD. Please click the link below for the exact instructions after you download both files!

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD C&C GOLD GDI ISO

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD C&C GOLD Nod ISO

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD C&C GOLD INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

Can’t beat free. Sure, it’s over a decade old at this point, but we just had a blast playing it at my 40th birthday party so it’s stood the test of time fairly well.