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Fan-made Renegade X brings first-person shooting to Command & Conquer

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Renegade X is a Windows PC fan-made shooting game based on the real-time strategy series Command & Conquer.

Developed by Totem Arts over a six-year period, the game is due for release on Feb. 26. It brings the overhead third-person combat of Electronic Arts' C&C series to ground level, offering 30 weapons, 15 vehicles and the ability to call in air strikes and nuclear attacks.

Taking its cue from the original series, the multiplayer game attaches strategic importance to structures, which must be protected in order to secure abilities and weapons. Players can choose between representing the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) or the Brotherhood of Nod.

The game was due to be released earlier this year, but was delayed to add polish, and due to the unexpected closure of C&C studio Victory Games. "The closure of Victory Games (EALA) is definitely a factor in our delay," offered a forum update from Totem Arts. "Without going into much detail, Victory Games was going to provide a supportive role in advertising, distribution, and server and client-side features. Now that Victory Games has closed, we have a few more tasks on our hands."

Renegade X's release date is the 12th anniversary of the arrival of EA's only shooting game based on C&C, Command & Conquer: Renegade.