Last night there was a news update revealing the new faction, so far called the aliens. These are also known as "the invaders" by the GDI and "the visitors" by Nod. Here is part of what the article
had to say:
The aliens (also known as "the invaders" to the GDI and "the visitors" to Nod) are perhaps most intriguing faction in the game for experienced strategy players, because with the right strategy and build order, they can mount a quick and continuous offense. However, this style of play will require some micromanagement--shuffling around individual units rather than simply commanding large groups--to work at its best.
The article goes on to state that the aliens are able to harvest more Tiberium from a patch than the other factions can; and that's not mentioning their "unlimited" space for Tiberium since this faction does not need silos. One of the most important traits of the new alien faction is its ability to walk on Tiberium unscathed.
On another note, EALA has thought up an interesting twist to online multiplayer. This information was revealed before, but now it's in a bit more detail:
EALA also plans to release a multiplayer spectator component for the game on launch day, which should make it possible for an unlimited number of players to view online multiplayer games in progress, and even provide commentary using a voice-over-IP headset, along with a "telestrator"--the kind of superimposed drawing board that sports commentators often use to sketch diagrams on top of player footage. The studio hopes that these features will see players gain notoriety not only as skilled players, but also as commentators throughout the fan community, encouraging players of all skill levels to watch multiplayer replays not only to learn from the tactics that other players use, but also to enjoy a competitive match in the same way sports fans enjoy watching their favorite teams play.
On top of the article, six new screenshots
and four new videos
(videos can also be found in our C&C3 Videos section
Most of the images depict GDI vs. NOD, but one (middle left) shows some of the structures that can be constructed by the GDI. The first image shows GDI vs. the Aliens. Three of the new videos are of gameplay with either NOD or the alien faction. The fourth video is an interview with Amer that explains most of the important background information about C&C3: Tiberium Wars.
Last edited by Mike on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 9:54:48 PM.