C&C Labs News Wire

— Wednesday, April 1, 2009 —

Posted By: Mike at 11:40:48 AM ET

Mammoth Tank Coming to RA3

EA has announced that a new unit will be added to Red Alert 3 in a future patch -- the Mammoth Tank!

Battlefield reconnaissance has revealed at least these facts about the Mammoth Tank:

  • Train local, act global -- Since the control of the portal was returned to the various Allied groups, training of the mammoths has been brought to the animal training facility at Omsk. There, mammoths can be trained in a closed environment before being released into the past to continue the battle.
  • Charge! -- The mammoth gains incredible momentum when moving in a straight line. If it gains enough speed, it can knock back small- and medium-sized units and even crush small buildings.
  • Up close and personal -- The mammoth's powerful tusks are outfitted with serrated spines, allowing a quick shake of the creature's head to slice through any nearby units -- friend or foe.
  • Used to do it -- The mammoth's thick coat makes it completely immune to all Allied cryo technology, while its long trunk allows it to snatch cryocopters and other aircraft right out of the air. Note the mammoth is unable to attack aircraft while swimming.

You can read the Mammoth Tank's unit profile here.