We had to suffer through an impromptu eSports match, but it was the way that EA decided to reveal their new PVP RTS mobile game: Command and Conquer Rivals.

If you pre-register over on the website, you’ll be able to find out when the game is launching worldwide; if you’re on Android, you can do this through Google Play by searching “Command & Conquer: Rivals.” If you’re in the US and Canada, those who pre-register can join the Command & Conquer: Rivals Pre-Alpha.

“As huge fans of the strategy genre, we wanted to build a great RTS on mobile. Rivals embraces the spirit of the Command & Conquer franchise and reimagines gameplay to deliver our vision,” said Michael Martinez, General Manager of Redwood Studios. “Rivals is specifically designed for mobile, so we’re giving players quick, head-to head live battles with continuous unit control, where skill and strategy reign supreme. The Google Play Pre-Alpha test allows us to put the game in the hands of our players earlier. We can’t wait to hear what they think and will use our players’ feedback to make Rivals better. We, the development team, are committed to delivering a fun, fair, and competitive experience for all players.”

The intuitive mobile controls will allow players to focus on strategy while engaging in tactical battles. Each match requires a unique approach to a player’s army composition and build order, where players must create winning combinations of infantry, tanks, aircraft, and hi-tech behemoths in order to defend and out-maneuver an opponent.

You’ll choose between the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod factions, selecting your favorite Commanders to control the ultimate army. By collecting, customizing, and upgrading a vast array of units and forces from the iconic Command & Conquer series, you can defeat your rivals on the battlefield and lead your army to victory.

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