Fellow Command & Conquer fans,
The past several days have been incredibly exciting, and this morning we’re revealing some even bigger news for the C&C Remaster. Now formally called the Command & Conquer™ Remastered Collection, the game will be launching worldwide on June 5, 2020!
To deliver on one of the community’s most requested items, in addition to the Origin™ platform, the game will also be launching on Steam with a native integration, meaning support for Achievements, Friends Lists, Trading Cards, and the Steam Workshop (With an included Map Editor on both Steam and Origin). All the content we’ve described since the start of the project, including Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert, and their three expansions, will be available for one flat price of $19.99. Nothing priced behind DLC, and no microtransactions. Pre-orders are now live on both Origin and Steam, but you might want to first read the opportunity below...
For this next part of the story, I must confess a passion of mine. I love big box PC games. Like many of you I’ve kept all my PC big boxes from childhood, and proudly display them around various rooms and my workspace (With C&C boxes getting premium shelf space of course). Nowadays in 2020, it’s nearly impossible to find boxed versions of new PC games, let alone big box versions that would match the 90s style. The 25th anniversary of C&C deserved a big box edition, and thus I was determined to find a way to create a big box physical version of the Remastered Collection.
So over a year ago, I reached out to the team at Limited Run Games, who specialize in creating physical boxed versions of titles, including several awesome big box PC offerings. After early discussions and then meeting the Limited Run team at GDC 2019, we were ecstatic about working together on creating a physical Big Box Collector’s Edition for the Remaster. That was in March 2019, and we spent the next six months working out all the details of getting this proposal greenlit and signed. The incredible news is that it happened, and we are now thrilled to announce two physical Collector’s Editions for the game - the Special Edition and 25th Anniversary Edition.
The Special Edition is inspired by what many of you have asked for over the past year. A Tiberium Crystal USB stick contains the entire remastered soundtrack, clocking in at 119 tracks and over 7 hours of music, including the entire Tiberian Sons album revealed yesterday. The highly requested faction pins are in the box, along with tech tree printouts for each faction (Featuring all the remastered sidebar portraits), a reversible poster, jewel cases, and faction stickers. And of course, a 2-piece big box to display alongside your classic C&C boxes.
The 25th Anniversary Edition is then the dream of every C&C fan. All the items of the Special Edition above, plus a metal Mammoth Tank replica and painted PVC Tesla Coil and Obelisk of Light replicas with light and sound. More fun items include a reversible faction beanie (which I expect many of you to wear while streaming), a 100+ page art book, and faction patches. But the true highlight is a physical 6-disc remastered soundtrack individually signed by Frank Klepacki himself! The 25th Anniversary Edition will come in a beautiful foil and embossed rigid box, and is destined to become a centerpiece of any C&C collector.
Both the Special Edition and 25th Anniversary Edition will come with a Steam download code for the game, which will be emailed before launch so you can play upon release.
And for those of you who are not familiar with Limited Run’s campaigns, here are the details. These two Collector’s Editions will be up for sale for the next 30 days until April 10th at 11:59PM EST. After that, the Collector’s Editions will most likely never be available for purchase again, making them a truly limited item. We made these Collector’s Editions for you, the most dedicated fans of Command & Conquer, and we hope you’re all encouraged to grab one so we can continue advocating for these types of projects. To learn more about all the editions and lock in your order, please visit our website here:
Now, some of you may recognize the box art adorning these physical versions, and also being used today in many of our storefront and website materials. As some of you know, this design was created following our announcement in 2018 by longtime C&C community member Pierre “Tchutch” Maindron from CnC Saga
. When I first saw the design back then, I fell in love, and believed the design represented everything special about the community support for the project. So a few months ago I reached out to Pierre, who I had known from our Community Summits over ten years ago, and asked if we could commission the design from him to be officially used for the project. Pierre was graciously supportive, and we are so humbled to have a community design be the key art and box cover for the Remastered Collection.
There are then so many other details being revealed today about the Remastered Collection. Be sure to visit our updated C&C website for a full overview, including a “deep dive” trailer with long-awaited Red Alert gameplay footage. We couldn’t make this game without the community’s ongoing support, so please continue to share your comments and feedback in the thread below.