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Command & Conquer Expansion Set To Style, Profile

Ric Flair, Malcolm McDowell highlight Red Alert 3 expansion cast.

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You might think that an expansion for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 would simply contain most of the same characters and actors found in the initial release and be done with it. You would be way wrong on that one. EA has announced the new cast for Red Alert 3: Uprising. These new cats will be joining returning "fan-favorites," Gemma Atkinson and Ivana Milicevic.

It's mostly a bunch of people I haven't heard of, like James Chung (he's going to be in that great-looking Dragonball movie!!!!), Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, and Holly Valance. No idea. But now we come to the payoff.

Malcolm McDowell will appear as Rupert Thornley, the president of the European Union. You may remember that this isn't McDowell's first FMV video game appearance, as he did some great work in the Wing Commander series. The press release EA put out actually notes this, which does my heart good because it means that someone over there still remembers that Wing Commander exists. Also... they should make the Kilrathi a playable race in the Red Alert universe. At this point, why not, right? Cat people can drive tanks too, ya know.

The game will also feature retired pro wrestler Ric Flair as Commander Hill. I feel like I don't even need to describe to you how awesome this is. And to prove that when you get Ric Flair on a project, you get the complete package, here's what he had to say about his inclusion:

When I found out that EA wanted me to be part of Command & Conquer, all I could say was ‘Woooooooooooo!’”

Yep. Woo, indeed.

Uprising will be available as a digital download exclusively for the PC this March at a going price of $19.99.

Oh, also? Here. You're welcome.

  

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Posted by Jeff
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You might think that an expansion for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 would simply contain most of the same characters and actors found in the initial release and be done with it. You would be way wrong on that one. EA has announced the new cast for Red Alert 3: Uprising. These new cats will be joining returning "fan-favorites," Gemma Atkinson and Ivana Milicevic.

It's mostly a bunch of people I haven't heard of, like James Chung (he's going to be in that great-looking Dragonball movie!!!!), Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, and Holly Valance. No idea. But now we come to the payoff.

Malcolm McDowell will appear as Rupert Thornley, the president of the European Union. You may remember that this isn't McDowell's first FMV video game appearance, as he did some great work in the Wing Commander series. The press release EA put out actually notes this, which does my heart good because it means that someone over there still remembers that Wing Commander exists. Also... they should make the Kilrathi a playable race in the Red Alert universe. At this point, why not, right? Cat people can drive tanks too, ya know.

The game will also feature retired pro wrestler Ric Flair as Commander Hill. I feel like I don't even need to describe to you how awesome this is. And to prove that when you get Ric Flair on a project, you get the complete package, here's what he had to say about his inclusion:

When I found out that EA wanted me to be part of Command & Conquer, all I could say was ‘Woooooooooooo!’”

Yep. Woo, indeed.

Uprising will be available as a digital download exclusively for the PC this March at a going price of $19.99.

Oh, also? Here. You're welcome.

  

Posted by pepper

Not an RTS fan, so I will just watch the cut scenes in a few months on youtube.

Edited by SamStrife

Wooooooooo!  I love Flair, everything from his over the top gestures to his lisp, he'll make a great addition.

Posted by IceColdGamer

Wooooooooooooo. This is entertainment.

Posted by dogbox

Half robot, half Ric Flair.

That's pretty dope, I'm most excited about Malcolm McDowell though!
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Any sort of project involving the Naitch is money, baby.

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Posted by Phished0ne

He is a perfect fit for Command and Conquer

Posted by OmegaPirate

Fantastic

Posted by monkeyman864

i just dont know

Posted by FlipperDesert

That video made my day. Woooo!

I'm pretty tired of RTS'es, but I may give Red Alert 3 a look now. Holly Valance is also smokin' hot, I haven't heard about her since the Dead or Alive movie.

Posted by Steve_C

Holly Valance is hot, or was pretty hot. I haven't seen her in a good while. Used to be in everybodies favourite aussie soap 'neighbours'.

Her eventual wiki page will probably get some love in Gemma Atkinson style when the expansion is released.

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Posted by HatKing

Will the European Union's troops sing "Singing in the Rain" as they violate other faction's women?  I'd buy this game if they do.

Posted by Jimbo

This franchise is dead to me.  They have killed it, burnt it's corpse and pissed on the ashes.  The expansion setup sounds even dumber than the OC, somehow.

Red Alert 1 amounted to more than just a "Ho-Ho! Aren't we Funny!?" circle jerk of has-been (never-were) actors.  Granted, the cutscenes in 1 were lol amateurish, but they really weren't as camp as everybody seems to remember.  Check out the one where the Spy rescues Tanya, it's totally bad ass.

The basic red alert setting is still good (ie. no WW2), but the further from that they get, the stupider the series becomes. They should just remove 90% of the 'Wacky!' units - they are irritating - and introduce some RTS gameplay advances from the last ten years.  I wanna see Red Alert get back to a semi-realistic what-if setting (like RA1) rather than the Crazy Fun Time! anime setting of 3. 

Any ideas how RA3 sold?

Posted by darkjester74

WOOOOOO!!!  Dude, that story totally made my day! 

Posted by DavidSnakes

Oh, yeah, there's also some new gameplay stuff.

But Alex DeLarge is in our game dude!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Death_Burnout

I might actually have to get this just for that!

Style & Profile! Wooooooooooooooooo!

Heres hoping he just falls over foward deliberately for no reason, regardless that it's possibly out of character.

Posted by Stealthoneill

Holly Valance is from one of those great game-to-movie films DOA.

This is on my list, I will get it eventually and this is making it even more intertesting!

Posted by Kane

ric flair = genious hence me = buying this game

Posted by SandwichApoc

Now all we need is him dropping an elbow on a suit jacket or military uniform. Or maybe even an enemy soldier.

Posted by Dauragon

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Posted by Sephiroth9997

That video reminds me how much I miss good wrestling :'( 

Posted by Bucketdeth

Ahahaha, this is my dads favorite wrestler since he was a kid, I`m going to have to show him this, he'll love it, WOOOOOO!

Posted by TheHBK

Ric Flair???!!!! Oh hell yes.  Woooooooooooooooo! Wish I wanted to play the game though.  nope.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Yes? I hope Greg Kasavin has a cameo appearance in one of the FMV cutscenes. That would make me actually want to buy the game.

Posted by Highlander

I SAID " I WANT TO GO TO BALTIMORE" AND THAT'S WHAT I DID! WOOOOO!!!

Posted by Tirrandir

Dude, I miss the WCW Nitro days.  Takes me back to my childhood. 

Posted by CleverLoginName

Needs more Udo Kier... he ain't doing anything, long live Yuri!

Posted by kidman

O-M-G... Y-E-S!

Posted by Evilmetal

19.99? I LOL'd

Posted by Teptom

 I think I suddenly enjoy RTSs.

Posted by Ilias13

Can't wait for the game to get released, was gonna get it even without the woooooooooooo :P

Posted by BagManForHire

YES!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Posted by AdventChild

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Posted by FLStyle

Fire me! I'm already fired! Fire me fire me fire me

Posted by ImperiousRix

Figure 4-ing the opposition...

Posted by MeatSim

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Posted by Snail

o yay

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Posted by MSG

God, you gotta love the Nature Boy.  This is absolutely surreal news.

Posted by MHumphreys89

*Spits out sandwhich,  say what? I had no idea Ric Flair finally retired and this is way strange..

Posted by bcfish

You know, dude, I remember watching that eons ago live, WCW man,  and being so pumped, I was such a wrestling nerd.   I might try Command & Conquer now, just for Ric Flair!  Whoooo!

Posted by AttackedCamo

If I hear a "WOOOO!" I'm sold.

Edited by shades846

Holly Valance is ex soap star from Australia was in show called Neighbours and had a few pop music hits here in the UK and over there and now wants to make it in Hollywood as a actor. If you goggle her she not bad looking to say the least.   She was in the DOA flim (the worst film I saw in 2007 in fact the only reason I watch it was that I was stuck inside of backpacker places in Sydney when I was in Australia and it was national holiday everything was closed and it was raining It was the only dvd along with  teenage ninja muntant hero turtales the really bad latest live action version) So i watched it and almost had to smash my owen face in as my brain nearley shut down its that bad. It would have been fine if there had been better over the top action and T&A but its so dull with no plot .

Posted by Pat

wow, this game must be about to get a lot more limousine ridin', jet flyin', kiss stealin', and wheelin' dealin'

Posted by HartKnight

Wow! I remember that pretty bad feud. I started watching wrestling again shortly before this. It is pretty cool that he's in the game.

Posted by Ghostin

I saw that happen at a bus stop once... that was one wierd sojourn.

Posted by redeye1984

You are victorious! Wooooooooooooooooooo~~~~~~~~!!!!!

Posted by Aas

Oh, good God.

Posted by Spiritof

I actually met Ric Flair (and Bobby Heenan) randomly in the Phoenix airport about 15 years ago. Greatest layover ever. Flair is an AWESOME guy to talk to and he's a perfect fit for a Red Alert expansion.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Still sucks that it's going to be download only... I'd buy it on day one if it came to retail.

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