'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight' Dated For March 16th

Command & Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight

After officially announcing "Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight" last July, EA has moved another step forward and put a release date on the game, which is now open for pre-orders. Those pre-orders in turn come incentivized with access to a closed "5 vs. 5" beta test of the game's multiplayer mode.

"Finally, fans will learn what happens to Kane, Nod, GDI, Earth and Tiberium when 'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight' hits store shelves March 16th,” the game's lead producer Mike Glosecki said in a press release. "We can’t wait for fans to experience the trademark C&C action with the new level of strategic depth we have added, especially with our new experience system."

"Tiberian Twilight" will wrap up the ongoing story behind the series' villain Kane and the Brotherhood of Nod, whose origins may or may not still involve Einstein traveling back in time to eliminate Hitler from history. The relationship between "Red Alert" and the "Tiberium Wars" games still confuses me. Though if Kane's story really does end in "Tiberium Twilight," actor Joe Kucan may finally cap his Guiness record-setting performance in the role, which has lasted since 1995.

Other perks of pre-ordering, according to the "Tiberian Twilight" website, include a copy of the soundtrack as recorded by the London Philharmonic and an autographed photo of Kucan if you order through GameStop. Now that's something any aspiring dictator/general should have above their desk at home.

Are you going to pre-order "Tiberian Twilight"? How interested are you in getting into the beta test? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.