Russians getting mixed up in American affairs is no laughing matter in the real world, but that doesn't mean it can't be in the quirky cartoon world of Red Comrades. With release of Red Comrades 3: Return of Alaska – Reloaded, the world "stands upon the brink of destruction" and only cooperation between the two countries (and a pair of hapless heroes) will be able to save it.
The third and final game in the original 1990s Russian adventure trilogy, newly remastered and released to English audiences for the first time, picks up where the previous title left off, with Commander Vasily Chapaev and his sidekick Private Pete having inadvertently transported the entire Russian town of Backwoods directly into the U.S. thanks to their "irresponsible use" of a time machine. In order to set things right again, Chapaev and Pete will need to go through "fire, water and through… some other stuff [...] again and again" if they're to succeed.
Featuring the same third-person, hand-drawn presentation as its predecessors, Return of Alaska promises to bring back important characters like Anka (now, strangely, an FBI agent) as well as introduce a host of new ones. This time around, the two protagonists must get up close and personal with "the worst criminals on Las Vegas streets," as well as undertake a number of missions for the American government, including disposing of a "drug dealer's band in [the] jungles of Central America, [fighting] against Saddam Hussein and even [making] a trip to Alaska."
Red Comrades 3: Return of Alaska – Reloaded is available now at a budget price for Windows, Mac and Linux exclusively on Steam. To help celebrate the launch, both the first and second games are on sale for a limited time.