Ruin and Reunion is the last mission in the tale of Yuriko in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising.
While Yuriko headed back to the Research Center to confront Shimada after laying waste to Camp Dakota last mission, News3 speculated as to how the detention center where the psychic girl was imprisoned was massacred and utterly destroyed with no trace as to who done it.
A loud doorknock
Warriors, swarm her!
- Imperial soldiers, noticing Yuriko has entered back to the Sanitarium
Yuriko announced herself to the personnel without warning and killed all of the guards locked in the room with her. She soon penetrated deep into the research center, trying to find an elevator that will take her down to the lower level where Shimada and Izumi were located.
|“||Why are you doing this? I stopped Izumi, and I'll stop you too. Do you think anyone will let you go?
- Dr. Shimada, detonated the second elevator
However, each time she approached an elevator, Shimada detonated it to deny her access, who by now was forced to kill his favourite child to prevent any more harm. Izumi, however, encouraged her sister not to fail. Along the way, Yuriko was constantly attacked by Imperial troops and vehicles but used her psychic powers to level the situation. But the center was not only renovated - Shimada installed Psychic Inhibitors around the place to prevent Yuriko from utilising her psychic powers. At the same time, she collected out of data-terminals many intel reports concerning the background of the Empire's arsenal, Shiro's work, and psychic research.
Dr. Shimada soon could not afford be trapped under the center by self-destructing the last elevator, allowing Yuriko to use it.
The lower level
Eliminating Dr. Shimada
|“||You! You have no idea what you done. I created both of you are one same. You both crave power when I am gone: there will be no one to protect you anymore!
- Dr. Shimada, detonated the last elevator
At the lower level, Yuriko found Izumi in a psychic inhibitor prison and Shimada beside her. But she was greeted by Dr Shimada's last line of defences, which turned out to consist of mechanized units, including the Steel Ronins, King Onis and the mighty Giga Fortresses, supported by the last four Psychic Inhibitors. While they initially caused some problems, Yuriko still managed to destroy them all and chased Shimada around the chamber, trying to mangle him. By then, Shimada was protesting, claiming that he was trying to help and protect Yuriko from harm, but saw that "you both crave for power". Yuriko did not listen to Shimada and finally put him out of his misery with her psychic powers. At this moment, Izumi broke free.
The final psionic duel
|“||My powers…they're returning! And now for you. You weren't always the most powerful one. Before Shimada imprisoned me, before he tried to control me… I was the strongest. And I will be again!
- Izumi, betrayed after breaking out of the chamber
Izumi thanked Yuriko and broke free from her prison with a Psionic Decimatior blast.
That was when Yuriko was in for one rude awakening.
Immediately afterwards, Izumi believed she is psionically superior to Yuriko and decided on the spot to end her life. Yuriko was enraged by what she had gone through to reach and kill Shimada, and the two sisters fought each other in a climatic, do-or-die duel. Izumi called upon her own Imperial warriors to take out the weakened Yuriko, but the latter carefully used her psychic abilities and the objects around the chamber to deal with Izumi and the sister-versus-sister issue. Before Izumi herself could strike the final blow, Yuriko finished off her sister.
|“||I've been through hell to find you!
- Yuriko, defeated Izumi
Immediately after Izumi's fall, the research center began to self-destruct after taking consecutive damage from both sides' devastating attacks. Yuriko manages to escape the center and is last seen overlooking Tokyo, pondering:
|“||What do I do now?||”|
Tips for Final Duel
The "boss battle" between Yuriko and Izumi may seem frustrating to many first-time players.
- Seemingly endless waves of Shinobis and Rocket Angels are respawned to attack Yuriko.
- However, the truth here is that the spawning is, in fact, finite. After surviving for a few minutes, Shinobis will die out, and only a few Rocket Angels will respawn sporadically.
- Mind-controlling groups of Rocket Angels is advised. Compared to shinobis, they can survive much longer and effectively harass Izumi.
- The only way to deal substantial damage on Izumi is to throw objects on her. Once again, it's only safe to do so after all Shinobis are killed.
- Maxing out Yuriko's Psionic Shield ability is strongly advised.