IMAGES | PC Monday, May 7, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Company of Heroes 2 gets first screen

Company of Heroes 2 gets first screen

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.

Press release:



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.

All comments

Commented on 2012-05-07 19:08:39
Looks good, can't wait to see some gameplay of this.
Commented on 2012-05-07 19:18:37
Looks quite nice. Knowing the developer gameplay should be smooth too. Also woot snow.
Commented on 2012-05-07 19:28:02
Can't wait! PC only too :D
Commented on 2012-05-07 19:44:54 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
Looks quite nice. Knowing the developer gameplay should be smooth too. Also woot snow.
Snow in games=WIN.
Commented on 2012-05-07 19:56:51
What, no tracks in the snow? Or did that tank up front back up to it's position? lol.
Looks cool though, I've never delved into the series but maybe I will with this one.
Commented on 2012-05-07 20:03:12 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
What, no tracks in the snow? Or did that tank up front back up to it's position? lol.
Looks cool though, I've never delved into the series but maybe I will with this one.
Relax, the first had tire tracks and this will most likely have it too. You know the game is not finished yet, release 2013. :P
Commented on 2012-05-07 20:40:57
At last, the sequel to my favourite RTS and PC game come to that.
My sniper spotters and mortar team combo was devastating.
Commented on 2012-05-07 21:55:25 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
What, no tracks in the snow? Or did that tank up front back up to it's position? lol.
Looks cool though, I've never delved into the series but maybe I will with this one.
Yeah it looks like the tank reverse to that position, while the other tank come to help the situation.
Commented on 2012-05-07 22:05:23
Where is ManThatYouFear with his "I like snow" lol
Commented on 2012-05-07 23:31:23
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so excited!
Commented on 2012-05-07 23:53:42
excellent, loved the single player in CoH, looking forward to it
Commented on 2012-05-08 00:26:02
Can't fucking wait. Loved COH, Relic is awesome!

Next Homeworld 3? :(((
Commented on 2012-05-08 08:38:11
God I hope they don't turn it into DOTA like they did with DoW2.
Commented on 2012-05-09 01:53:17
looks cell shaded... what crap, the last game came out in like 2008 you would think they would be using at least some really advanced API tech like Dx11 that had compatible hardware in 2009
Commented on 2012-05-09 18:20:20
day one, love the way they have cell shaded the tanks, looks great, love this series along with Mow

About the game


What's up?
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus @droezelke: seems a tad short, but not much would be expected. If it supports powerbanks, then its on. (1 Hour ago)
  • droezelke
    droezelke First test done with the Switch using Zelda. They could play for 2h 28 minutes on full battery. (11 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker constantly too. Man if only that pro controller had a 3.5mm output. Do they finally have that for Switch pro conrrller? (12 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker It should be a nomal 3.5mm output on my TV yeah. But what b0vril says could be true, sound may not be as clean. So i'll probably go with the hassle. Will be needing to keep the gamepad in the charger (12 Hours ago)
  • Ian_Nottingham
    Ian_Nottingham I've been looking for a great movie that's engaging from start to finish.Don't know which one you folks listed to start with though. (12 Hours ago)
  • asdfg
    asdfg @Moonwalker: Isn't it just a regualr 3,5mm output? Those extension cables are very affordable. If you have usb or optical output then it's another matter. (12 Hours ago)
  • alimokrane
    alimokrane Just completed Gears 4 Feral horde mode this weekend 50 waves, earning myself a diamond achievement - It was such a blast! (12 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories