Gamescom 2013 has been a busy convention for Electronic Arts and Victory Studios this year. On Friday of the week before Gamescom, the official C&C website was updated with desktop backgrounds for the generals of the Global Liberation Army, the Middle Eastern-themed terrorist/guerrilla/freedom fighter group of the Generals universe. At Gamescom in Germany, a new trailer announces the launch of a campaign mode sometime in 2014. This mode will continue the story started in Command & Conquer Generals and the Zero Hour expansion.
It’s been nearly a decade since the events of the previous games in the Generals universe and China has enjoyed a position of strength as the world’s sole superpower as the United States had been forced into an isolationist stance by the events of Zero Hour. But in the shadows, the Global Liberation Army has rebuilt their forces and a new power, the member nations of the European Union, has been getting ready for a new clash of the titans. As the announcement trailer so succulently puts it, welcome back general.
Four newly revealed GLA commanders join fan favorite Dr. Thrax and the previously revealed Junkyard. First of the new generals is the immediately recognizable “Tactician” that has been representing the GLA in promotional art since the game was formally announced. Joining Tactician is “Kitbash,” “Wild Dog,” and “Nitro.” Again, specialties have not been officially elaborated on for all of the commanders and will likely be announced either at the end of or after Gamescom but according to EA’s broadcast on Twitch TV: Nitro is the demolition general, Wild Dog is a “Marauder” commander, and Tactician is likely a GLA “Classic” General to balance the vanilla Taskmaster and Bulldog generals on the APA and EU sides respectively. Kitbash was not available in the alpha build demonstrated at Gamescom but given the lack of GLA vehicle generals in that version, it’s possible he’s an armor/air support general of some sort.
Again, be sure to check the official site here for more information and the latest updates.