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— Saturday, December 9, 2006 —

Posted By: Blbpaws at 2:04:05 PM ET

C&C 3 Box Art?

According to a product posting at Gamestop, there are a few interesting things about C&C 3. First, there's the product description.
  • Fast, Fluid, Fun
    The ultra-responsive, smooth-as-silk gameplay C&C invented is now better than ever, intuitively placing your entire arsenal at your fingertips.
  • Over 30 Single Player Missions
    In a vast open-world 'theatre of war' where each decision you make matters, you'll experience one cohesive, epic story told from the unique perspective of all three warring factions.
  • RTS as a Sport
    Observe, broadcast, and compete in thrilling online battles with innovations including all-new interactive spectator modes, VoIP communication, player commentary, and more.
  • Story Like You've Never Seen
    High-definition, live action video sequences that seamlessly tie the game's epic story together featuring an unparalleled, diverse cast.
  • Adaptive AI
    The game AI matches your style of play - choose from distinct AI playing styles such as 'rushing', 'turtling', and more, or level the battlefield and let the AI use its own tactics to give you the highest level of challenge.
  • New Ways to Attack
    Keep your opponent guessing by building flying battleships, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms, and combining units to form powerful never-before-seen super-units.
  • Technology Makes the World Come Alive
    Lose yourself in reflected sunlight and scream in sheer joy as you blow chunks off of enemy tanks, structures, and anything else you can launch a rocket at. The game world gains a new dimension and the battlefield comes to life as the atmosphere fills with smoke, fire, haze, tracers, explosions, and state-of-the-art weather effects.
  • Intuitive and Evolved Interface
    Fully evolved side-bar interface that allows you to fully manage your base operations while never leaving the action.
  • Battle the Best Online
    With multiple online game modes, all-new multiplayer maps, and a fully featured content editor, go online to see how you stack up in RTS' ultimate forum.
We certainly new a lot of that already, but the few interesting points were the flying battleships (Scrin in nature, perhaps?), the 30 single player missions (which like I said earlier, sounds pretty reasonable. The one thing that I think is unique is the way the story is told in the campaign: there will be a set order (in theory there was to be one in Generals, too, but it ended up being mostly storyless) in which the campaigns are played. This is a bit of a diversion from past C&Cs where there was a correlation in the campaigns, but never many direct links and progressions. We'll see how this pans out.

Furthermore, the listed release date is 03/26/07, which fits well with what we've seen in the past. That's probably a reasonable time to expect C&C 3.

Lastly, there's the box art. I believe that is Kane in the picture, and if you notice the ring that is at the center of the image, it's awfully similar to the one we saw Kane wearing earlier on this year, back when it was announced that Kucan would be returning. As of now, we certainly don't know it's significance....

To preorder from Gamestop, visit their C&C 3 product listing.