Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 cast revealed

Being the super geek that I am it'll probably come as no surprise that when I saw the trailer below for the new Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 game I shouted "oh my God...." out loud to the missus... The reason? Well, I knew Gemma Atkinson was appearing in it as it was plastered over every paper, mag and Internet site for the past two weeks, but I wasn't aware of the other actors portraying characters like it was a movie. They used to say that the line between games and movies would start to blur into each other as time went on and here it is. I'm a huge fan of this gaming series and I've played almost every one. It's been one of the only strategy games I've ever liked and the cut scenes always made it the cooler choice when wanting a new PC game.

The cast of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 follows (in alphabetical order by last name): Gemma Atkinson (the UK's Hollyoaks), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October), Andrew Divoff (LOST), Kelly Hu (X2, The Scorpion King), Jenny McCarthy (Scream 3, former Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale), Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Autumn Reeser (The OC), Peter Stormare (Prison Break, Armageddon), George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), and two of the most recognizable names in competitive mixed martial arts Randy "The Natural" Couture (former UFC Heavyweight champion) and Gina "Conviction" Carano (Undefeated Elite XC fighter, American Gladiators).

The cast of C&C Red Alert 3, fronted (quite literally) here by Jenny McCarthy

Gemma Atkinson as Lt. Eva McKenna

MMA legend and American Gladiator Gina Carano as Natasha Volkova (she could totally kick your ass y'know!)

Now I'm aware that the previous Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars had it's fair share of actors who were cast in the full motion video scenes and they were maybe even more high profile than the people above but still I have to say I was pleasantly shocked to see actors like George Takai, models/ actresses like Jenny McCarthy and even UFC legend Randy Couture in the new game.

Actors in the previous Tiberium Wars just FYI were:
Josh Holloway (Lost) appears as a Nod intelligence officer by the name of Ajay.
Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) portrays the Nod General Kilian Qatar.
Michael Ironside (Top Gun, Starship Troopers, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game series, SeaQuest DSV) appears as the Global Defense Initiative's General Jack Granger.
Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, Batman) plays GDI Director Redmond Boyle.
Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) as GDI Lt. Sandra Telfair.
Jennifer Morrison (House, M.D.) portrays GDI Lt. Kirce James.

Here's the trailer for C&C Red Alert 3

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