Sequel to Critically Acclaimed Strategy Game Coming to PC in 2013
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 7, 2012--
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.
Company of Heroes 2 announcement screenshot (Photo: Business Wire)
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.
About Company of Heroes 2
1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of
World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen
tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million
military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in
brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis.
Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the
very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed
and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical
combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to
wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
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