TransGaming on Thursday began accepting pre-orders for its Macintosh conversion of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 from Electronic Arts. It’s coming in late March, 2009 and will cost $29.95.
Red Alert 3 picks up where previous games have left off: The first game featured a world war between the Soviet Union and Allies, and the second game featured a Soviet invasion of North America (an expansion pack took gameplay to the Moon). While allied forces and the Soviet Union make a return, a third faction — the Empire of the Rising Sun — also makes an appearance. The game features time-traveling Soviets, a Japanese empire that threatens the world with giant robots, and more.
Red Alert 3 features different story-based single-player campaigns for each faction in the game, co-op gameplay, naval warfare, live-action videos and more.
This marks the series’ debut on the Macintosh. Previous Red Alert games were not available for the Mac platform, although in 2007 EA released Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, a major release of the “original” Command & Conquer series. As with Red Alert 3, that game was developed using TransGaming’s Cider technology; unlike Red Alert 3, EA published Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars itself.
System requirements will call for Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later, Intel Core Duo Processor, 1024MB RAM, ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300GT or better 3D card, and 10GB hard disk space.