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Command and Conquer Red Alert Remastered shows off its brand sparkin’ new Tesla Tank

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The year has been a treat for strategy game fans so far, hasn’t it? They Are Billions is now fully realised, Conan Unconquered is putting its own spin on the survival RTS sub-genre and later this month sees squad tactics on the go with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. There’s another older game on the horizon that I’m chomping at the bit to get my teeth on, now that it has some remaster sizzle to it: Command and Conquer.

Two new remasters are on the way, each one taking place at the very beginning and end of the storyline of the series. Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn are still fantastic examples of the strategy franchise at its peak, and producer Jim Vessella recently updated commanders on the progress of the two cult classic RTS titles.

“Positive momentum continues and earlier this month we completed our first production milestone. This milestone included several key improvements to Tiberian Dawn, most notably delivering our first Campaign mission to full Alpha quality,” Vessella explained on reddit.

This means all the mission visuals are now showcasing the 4k assets from Lemon Sky, and the mission can be completed with all the core gameplay mechanics. I’ll admit when playing this full mission experience, the game started to transport me back to when I first played C&C, and I hope it does the same for all of you when the game is released.

However, one of the more exciting accomplishments of this milestone actually had nothing to do with Tiberian Dawn. That’s because we were able to get Red Alert playable for the first time. We are now able to load Red Alert missions, and the game is already being populated with several of the remastered visual assets.

That’s because even though Red Alert just became playable in the software, Lemon Sky has actually been creating assets for Red Alert over the past several months. So to celebrate this first step for Red Alert, we thought it would be fun to share a preview for one of the most iconic Red Alert units – the Tesla Tank.

If you’re wondering what the new Tesla Tank looks like while telling Elon Musk to go suck a lemon, here you go. CHARGING ELECTRODES!

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“In the same fashion as our approach of the structures, our primary goal for units has been to maintain the authenticity of the original in-game asset. In an effort to take advantage of the 4k resolution, many of our earlier unit concepts included extra widgets and details, but we often found this compromised the unit’s readability at camera game height,” Vessella continued.

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So we continued to iterate, and over the months we’ve begun to hone in on these elements, and feel like the Tesla Tank here strikes a good balance between readability and those added details. Of note, we only interpreted one Tesla ring from the legacy in-game asset, but there’s already been a healthy debate with the Community Council whether the Tesla ball should have two rings to match the cinematic reference.

More details will be revealed in the near future, so until then, you’ll just have to be patient. Or you can air-drop into the Petroglyph game studios from a Kirov blimp.

Last Updated: July 18, 2019


  1. That’s great news and everything, but all I really want from that franchise is a Generals remaster!


  2. HvR

    July 18, 2019 at 14:12

    Why not Tiberian Sun?

    Would be awesome to finally play that game with decent graphics since it basically needed a gfx remaster at launch and then EA can finally do something proper with the series and implement all the features that was omitted.

    As long as they slap a R600+ price on RA I will definitely be getting it


    • Guz

      July 18, 2019 at 15:22

      Hell March!!!!


  3. Dresden

    July 18, 2019 at 14:01

    That’s great news and everything, but all I really want from that franchise is a Generals remaster!


    • Guz

      July 18, 2019 at 15:22

      ^^yes please


    • HvR

      July 19, 2019 at 11:01

      As much as like Generals it should have never had the C&C brand or be considered part of the franchise


  4. G8crasha

    July 19, 2019 at 08:09

    I hope this remaster is simply a stepping stone to a whole new game in the near future. There aren’t many good RTS games around anymore.


    • HvR

      July 19, 2019 at 11:33

      There are a few gems around you just have look hard mostly from indie developers or small studios.

      Next one that looks really good is Iron Harvest


  5. HvR

    July 19, 2019 at 11:19

    It is insane too think how old and still brilliant this series is.

    C&C was my second RTS game game (after Dune2) played in primary
    school on a friend’s PC while in primary school and I was hooked.

    Red Alert I sunk probably 1000’s of hours, second game I owned when I
    finally convinced my dad to buy my first PC rig as I was entering high

    Although bit disappointed after sinking a years into TA played Tiberium
    Sun and still enjoyed it; middle of that awkward high school years

    RA2 had proper playthough in the long summer after I finished high school

    Tiberium wars was played in some down after I finished my postgrad and before I started working

    RA3 was played mouse only at night with my just born son on my left arm
    that didn’t want to go to sleep (think Hell March might just be his
    first lullaby)

    And now decade both us will be playing RA remaster as soon as it comes out


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