Stratgy game from Relic Entertainment shows itself within one lonely screenshot. THQ has set the release of Company of Heroes 2 for 2013 on PC.
Company of Heroes® 2 Invades the Eastern Front
Sequel to Critically Acclaimed Strategy Game Coming to PC in 2013
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that a sequel to its critically acclaimed strategy game Company of Heroes® is scheduled to be taking gamers to the frozen frontlines of war in Russia in early 2013.
As a true sequel, this game moves the battle away from the common Western Front focus of World War II and refocuses on some of history’s most brutal and devastating conflicts on the Eastern Front, challenging players to take command of the iconic Red Army and repel the Nazi invaders from the very gates of Moscow.
Company of Heroes 2 utilizes Relic® Entertainment’s state of the art proprietary Essence 3.0 EngineTM to bring new technological advancements to the strategy genre in the form of innovative Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphical fidelity and new environmental destruction, ultimately putting the player in control with new Commander Abilities.
Greg Wilson, Producer at Relic Entertainment commented, “Company of Heroes 2 is a true successor, introducing a new front, new protagonists and new technology while retaining the unique mix of strategic gameplay and competitive multiplayer that made the original Company of Heroes such a success.”
Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President of Core Games commented, “We are excited to announce a sequel to one of THQ’s best loved properties. Company of Heroes 2 will deliver an amazing strategy experience along with a strong post-launch digital content plan that enhances and expands the product’s lifecycle.”
The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title on Gamerankings.com (with more than five reviews) with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.
Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be available for PC in early 2013. For more information check www.companyofheroes.com.
I want access to this weekends Battlefront test dammit. (7 minutes ago)
can get it for 30% less in your local games store. (57 minutes ago)
@KORNdog: the pricing is the problem i think. I understand they don't want to undermine the retail marked with cheap digital releases, but still, it's not very tempting to buy digitally when you.. (57 minutes ago)
@Melmoth: That's a HUGE assumption. You don't expect BC unless it is promised to you ahead of time. (59 minutes ago)
the comfort is that the next generation has a bigger chance of backwards compatibility now that xbox and playstation are on x86 architecture.. if they want to ofc. (1 Hour ago)
@Melmoth: Getting the detriment without the benefit. (1 Hour ago)
but it's all those things tbh. i just find it entirely moronic to buy a digital version of a console game at an extortionate price that takes a day to download all for 5 seconds of convenience. lol (1 Hour ago)