A lot of PC strategy fans got worried when THQ closed its doors. Even though Relic was acquired from SEGA, we had not heard anything new about the sequel to Company of Heroes for quite some time. Until today. We’re happy to report that Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled for release on June 25th, 2013 in North America and Europe. So start celebrating everyone; it’s not cancelled and it’s coming this Summer.
Originally slated for earlier in 2013, Relic Entertainment is using the additional time to help Company of Heroes 2 meet the high standard set by its predecessor, the highest rated strategy game of all time. 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.
Jonathan Dowdeswell, Executive Producer of Company of Heroes 2 said:
“Our acquisition by SEGA has given us the chance to work with a new partner that has a great track record of working with long standing PC franchises, It gives us great confidence to know that we have a well aligned team working to bring the best experience we can to gamers around the world.”
Greg Wilson, Producer of Company of Heroes 2 added:
“We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel fans deserve. However, the wait won’t be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly.”
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