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Company of Heroes 2 brings cold front

Company of Heroes 2 brings cold front

THQ has released five new screenshots of Company of Heroes 2 that depict the game's ColdTech system from Relic’s new Essence Engine 3. This new system allows the engine to paint on and remove snow, meaning it accumulate on buildings and vehicles and also it can be melted or removed from objects by the player.

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Commented on 2012-07-25 01:36:48
What's the KKK doing there in the 3rd pic.
Commented on 2012-07-25 03:34:58
First pic, tanks going through the ice looks awesome.
Commented on 2012-07-25 04:56:02
wow that's really smart drive a tank over a frozen lake LOL
Commented on 2012-07-25 13:28:53 In reply to spacemanjupiter
C'mon Gamersyde, you missed the best bits from the press release. The snow in the game is more than just cosmetic, it also effects gameplay. Snow accumulation effects troop movements, and can reveal tracks (ala enemy movement). Plus units exposed to extreme cold can gradually freeze to death, unless they are kept warm either by building fires, or garrisoning them inside of buildings. All of which should add to more authenticity to the gameplay.
Posted by spacemanjupiter
wow that's really smart drive a tank over a frozen lake LOL
You've obviously never heard of the brutal cold of the Russian and Ukrainian winters. Successfully driving tanks and heavy armor across frozen bodies of water, was a lot more common than you would think. If you look closer at the photo even, it is not the weight of the tanks causing the breach in the ice, but explosions, possibly a mortar round of some sort. This tank column was likely caught in an ambush while they were sitting ducks out in the open, and are paying for it.
Commented on 2012-07-25 19:00:55
Stupid commander ! :D sends 3 tanks in one place on ICE ! :d it's obvious ice would broke :D
details are awesome.

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