Red Alert 3 for XBLA, PSN

Commander's Challenge coming to download services for summer

EA's unveiled a new version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, called 'Commander's Challenge', for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

The slimmed down version of the RTS will challenge players "to take on the world's toughest commanders and conquer the globe in 50 unique challenges", says EA.

Each challenge features its own over-the-top twist - including an army of psychic Japanese school girls - and as players progress they'll unlock more units, technology and challenges.

EA promises "trademark fast and action-packed C&C gameplay, tongue-in-cheek live-action cinematics, new units and a new game mode" for the 800 Microsoft Point (£6.80) and $9.99 PSN asking prices.

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"Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge launches players into action-packed scenarios while going head-to-head against ruthless commanders who will stop at nothing to crush your army," said producer Wes Eckhart.

"Commander's Challenge delivers the ultimate RTS gameplay experience console players have been craving. Delivering over thirty hours of RTS entertainment, it is an incredible value at less than $10."

In the press release there's some confusion on the release date (it says both autumn and summer) but we're chasing EA now.