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The saga continues. In Westwood Studios expansion, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun — Firestorm, Nod leader Kane is apparently dead. However, a new menace emerges that will require the might of both the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod factions. Play either side in this fight for global supremacy as you face even greater threats.
Both single- and multi-player action is supported with the expansion which includes 30 minutes of live-action filmed sequences. There are 18 new single-player missions and 15 new multi-player maps. Both sides are rejuvenated with new units: the GDI receives the Mobile War Factory, Mobile EMP and new class of Titan walker, the Juggernaut. For Nod fans you'll find the Mobile Stealth Generator, the Reaper, a heavy cyborg walker, and the Fist of Nod, a terror-inducing weapons factory. Both sides employ the Limpet Drone, an observational tool.
World Domination tournaments is the online worldwide Internet gaming system used by Westwood Studios to allow fans from all over the planet to compete against or with others. Fight against thousands of opponents for control of more than 30 territories, choosing either the Nod or GDI faction to champion. Westwood Online tournament information can be found at www.westwood.com/newindex.html.
The original real-time strategy game on which the Firestorm expansion is based, Command and Conquer, has sold more than two million copies (c.1999). In Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun, one of several expansions, the story revolved around Kane, the leader of Nod, and his desire to change the entire world in his own image. To accomplish this feat, he used technology from a downed alien spacecraft that gave him the capability of reshaping the planet itself. Only GDI had the manpower and the technology to stop him.
And now, who knows what strange bedfellows must be kept to meet and defeat the new challenges of the universe? Are you up to it? ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide