SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. have announced that Company of Heroes™ 2 by Relic Entertainment has shipped and is now available to purchase in retail as well as for digital download. Set on the Eastern Front, Company of Heroes 2 will tell the iconic struggle between the Soviet Red Army and invading Germans which helped determine the outcome of World War II. Featuring a deep cinematic campaign, robust Theatre of War mode and critically acclaimed competitive and co-operative multiplayer, Company of Heroes 2 will keep strategy fans busy for months to come.
Company of Heroes 2 has received more than 10 Best of E3 awards, including Machinima’s ‘Best Strategy Game’ and ‘Best PC Game,’ as well as ‘Best PC Exclusive’ from GameTrailers and nominations for a further 30. In addition to the plethora of content available at launch, Relic has committed to an extensive ongoing post-launch support effort offering: balance updates, bug and performance fixes and free multiplayer maps, in addition to premium content, post launch. Underpinned by the cutting-edge Essence 3.0 Engine™, Company of Heroes 2 brings tactical strategy to life like never before, thanks to the realistic ColdTech™ weather system, the revolutionary dynamic line of sight system TrueSight™, and realistic destructibility.
“We are immensely proud of the game but for us the launch is just the start,” commented Company of Heroes 2 Producer Greg Wilson. “Our loyal player base will be rewarded with ongoing updates and content to keep them enjoying Company of Heroes 2 a long time after the game ships.”
RTS Guru had the following to say about their experience with the game, “They captured the dark, grim feeling of the Eastern Front with death, explosions, mess and debris.” While IGN described it as “Relic’s incredibly beautiful RTS” and VentureBeat called it “Another big reason to stick with gaming on the PC.”