The sequel to 2006’s critically-acclaimed Company of Heroes strategy game is in development and will be out in “early” 2013 for the PC, THQ announced today.
Being developed by Relic Entertainment, Company of Heroes 2 will take place in World War II, this time on the Eastern Front as players control the Soviet Union to fight off Russia-invading Nazis.
The game will utilize Relic’s Essence 3.0 Engine which will provide new elements like “Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphical fidelity and new environmental destruction.” CoH 2 will also have new Commander Abilities, as well as a new TrueSight system that makes units visible if they’re in line of sight.
According to CoH 2’s official website, competitive and co-op multiplayer will be returning, and as Core Games’ executive vice president Danny Bilson said in a statement, there will be a “strong post-launch digital content plan.”
“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,” said Relic’s producer Greg Wilson.
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