Alert! New Red Alert 3 Co-Op Details
Electronic Arts continues to develop games that are at the forefront of co-op gaming. It's amazing that a company that has been constantly ridiculed for recycled content is breaking new grounds with games like Army of Two for co-op play. Now, trying something totally radical, EA is creating an RTS sequel that has an entire co-op campaign. And we aren't just talking about your run of the mill two guys against AI in skirmish mode. Red Alert 3 will feature a full fledged story based campaign mode where players must work together in order to complete objectives.
There's an integrated co-op experience where literally the two players have to work in tandem to pursue some goal. On a stealth mission, for example, you may have one guy who's moving a big, bulky shield generator unit and the other guy has to take his assault force and has to keep it underneath the cover of that shield generator unit. That's a very intimate co-op experience because they're talking into their voice-over-IP headsets and they have to coordinate their movements that way.
Red Alert 3 continues the setting of the previous Red Alert titles with an alternate history in place. With an added 3rd coalition on the rise, and the threat of mechanized ninjas - there's no way anybody should be missing this game! IGN has the full interview which is definitely worth a read.