Fight for the Motherland and Unlock Exclusive In-Game Content
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 20, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a number of pre-order incentives
as well as a Digital Collector’s Edition for its upcoming strategy game
Company of Heroes® 2, sequel to the highest rated strategy
game of all-time.
All customers* who pre-order the game from participating retailers will
receive a global pre-order bonus consisting of two vehicle skins for
their medium weight vehicles, the German Rotbraun and Soviet Leningrad,
with selected retailers also offering guaranteed beta access during the
Closed Beta phase.
As well as these incentives customers who pre-order the game from Steam
will be enrolled into the exclusive Steam Pre-Purchase Tiered Reward
Program which will feature a number of rewards including unlocks for
Team Fortress 2 and Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of
War II® Retribution.
Players who choose to pre-order from Origin instead, will receive all of
the global pre-order incentives as well as an exclusive Soviet Bryansk
Front vehicle skin to convert their heavy vehicles.
Finally ShopTHQ pre-order customers will receive the same global
pre-order incentives as the other retailers as well as the Command Pass,
which will entitle players to download new bonus multiplayer maps as
well as take part in exclusive member’s only events. The Command Pass
will also be available for purchase separately post-release.
As well as Standard Edition of the game, a Digital Collector’s Edition
is available for $99.99. Included in this edition is access to the first
three single player “Content Packs” when they become available as well
as the Command Pass, exclusive heavy German Whitewash and Soviet Winter
Cobblestone tank skins and a Veteran badge to display on the player’s
in-game profile. Additionally, players will receive the award-winning
original Company of Heroes base game with both its expansion packs.
Ron Moravek, Executive Vice President of Production commented, “We
are dedicated to delivering a worthy sequel that improves on the
experience delivered by Company of Heroes. We are delighted to be able
to reward our most dedicated fans with these unique pre-order incentives
to help them stand out from the crowd.”
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.
*Exceptions may apply where certain retailers are unable to distribute
unique tokens. Check with your retailer.
About Company of Heroes 2
It is 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
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