The wait is almost over, after seven years of agony! Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has gone gold for the PC and will ship to game shops on October 28th, in North America. So, finally, the game where parachuting armored bears, war dolphins and psionic Japanese school girls can co-exist without question is back! So is Tanya and if you want to check a few images of her, go here.

As it is the trend nowadays, Electronic Arts is also offering diehard fans of Red Alert 3 a limited edition package, containing of a lot of goodies, including a free game. So here’s the deal offered by EA for those interesting in pre-ordering the Red Alert 3 Premier Edition package:

Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 – One of the most beloved RTS games of all time for FREE!
From Fighter to Assassin – A featurette on EliteXC superstar, Gina Carano.
Red Alert Retrospective – A look back at Command & Conquer Red Alert, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer: Yuri’s Revenge
Premier Edition Sneak Peek – Exclusive previews of Raising of the Iron Curtain, From Pens to Pixels, Command School, and BattleCast Primetime
Exclusive multiplayer/skirmish map for Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 when the game ships
– Exclusive Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 desktop wallpapers

And as an additional bonus, everyone who purchases either the Premier Edition or regular version of Red Alert 3 will receive a “Women of Red Alert 3” poster and a redemption code for the Kossar’s Helm, an exclusive in-game item for EA and Mythic Entertainment’s critical hit Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Excellent marketing, excellent ideas, A+ for Electronic Arts on this one!