On July 5, Electronic Arts released The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II for the Xbox 360. Initial reaction was skeptical, since real-time strategy had long been the realm of the PC, and commanding an army with a console controller seemed like a dubious scheme at best. However, the critically acclaimed game did fairly well at retail, selling just under 150,000 copies in two months on the 360--around half of what it sold on the PC.
Now, EA is adding another, more storied RTS franchise to its 360 portfolio. Today, the company revealed that Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars would also come to Microsoft's console. Previously announced for the PC, the latest entry in the decade-long series takes place in 2047, when the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod once again lock horns in a battle for world domination.
Like its PC counterpart, the Xbox 360 version of C&C3 will feature online multiplayer action. It will also follow the lead of other recent EA titles by having a variety of content add-ons available from Xbox Live Marketplace. C&C3 will also feature a bevy of voice talent, including Splinter Cell's Michael Ironside, Empire Strikes Back's Billy Dee Williams, and Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park and Tricia Helfer.
No ship date or rating was given for the Xbox 360 edition of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. It, like the PC version, now bears a general "2007" release window.
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