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Report: Company of Heroes 2 confirmed
Posted: 03.05.2012 19:35 by Comments: 21
The cover of the June 2012 issue of PC Gamer will feature Company of Heroes 2, the sequel to the 2006 tactical real-time strategy game set in World War II. The game will once again be developed by Relic.

According to the cover story, the new game will focus on the Eastern front with the player taking on the role as the commander of Russian troops during the winter. The game will have a strong snow theme, as snow will not only slow down troops and tanks, but will also function as camouflage and cover. Units can also vault over low obstacles.

THQ had previously teased Company of Heroes Online, which at some point fell through, but maintained building a new Company of Heroes site.

The game is set for a 2013 release date. Stay tuned for more info.

Source: NeoGAF

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By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
SirRoderick
EASTERN FRONT?! An actual american production without americans in it? Bloody hell now I'm exited :P
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
JonahFalcon
Remember to shoot fleeing friendly soldiers as cowards. :p
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
SirRoderick
A properly executed Russian faction will be brilliant. I'm also quite intrigued with the proposed interactive terrain features.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
nocutius
This will be nice. I have the complete set of the original but i never really played it online much.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
SirRoderick
It's great if you actually know the people you're playing against. I never liked the online play with strangers. Even better if you're together on teamspeak screaming obscenities as that arty strike hits :P
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
JonahFalcon
I personally hope there will be an option for Russian language with English subtitles.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 03, 2012
SirRoderick
Same here! And the same goes for battlefield voices, cept without the subs of course.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 04, 2012
herodotus
No doubt an upgrade in GPU and possibly CPU will be in order to play it at Max settings if it will the revolutionary step forward that "CoH" was (and still is the with Total Conversion "CoH: Modern Combat").
Playing a fully realised Russian Theatre will be brilliant, if executed well. Very different in every way one can imagine, the Great patriotic War will be a vicious no-holds barred grind-fest with both sides led by dictators as ruthless as one another. Careful you aren't too good as a Commander on the Russian side or you'll likely get a lead medal pinned to the back of the head by the end of the Campaign.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 04, 2012
nocutius
I too hope that the game will push the modern PC. Coh does atmosphere really well, so I doubt the new one would lack in that regard.

That mod looks quite good, I will have to give it a go one of these days.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 04, 2012
FoolWolf
Hmm, while I look forward to this, I can't but hope that we will be able to get even more large scale to suit the Russian maps and battles. At least if they stay with what is good and add some new I will be overjoyed - oh and having real Russian and German in the game would be great instead of Ze CHerman and Russkie Plusski English...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 04, 2012
herodotus
Some of the larger battles such as Kursk can easily be broken down into smaller maps as the battle itself raged for 5 days, with many different units involved at different times. Then of course there are the multiple chang-over battles of Kharkov and the seperate and distinct mini-battles within the main battle for Stalingrad (the Factory, the Warehouse, the Docks etc.).
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 04, 2012
FoolWolf
Yeah, the Factory warehouse and docks would be fun. Played that in old table top ASL :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 04, 2012
SirRoderick
Wonder how you'd handle urban combat on multiple levels like say the grain elevator. That would be fabulous if they did something with that.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 04, 2012
JonahFalcon
Company of Heroes was intimate, so you'll probably be doing things like sneaking behind enemy lines, etc.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 04, 2012
herodotus
That can be said of the earlier missions in the original "CoH" but not of the latter and certainly not the Expansions where there were large scale engagements such as St. Lo, Arnhem and Berlin. It really is only intimate to the extent of the number of units uunder direct control,,however these units can change and swap-out for others several times in a single engagement. That would suit a large scale battle over several days quite well.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 04, 2012
JonahFalcon
If all you did was take a ragtag band of Russian soldiers behind German lines in places like Moscow, would you be upset? :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 04, 2012
herodotus
Absolutley. That's "Men at War", not "CoH" and I personally loathe "MaW" (yeah I know, haters gonna hate but I've never liked the series since "Soldiers: HoWWII").
There are a few missions in the original "CoH" that begin that way, but they very quickly expand as victory locations are taken and more units become available (talking about St.Lo, V2 Missile Base, Road to Carentan etc.).
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on May 04, 2012
Thibby
Wow, I can't wait for this game to come out :D
By hunter612 (SI Core) on May 06, 2012
hunter612
Going to play the original COH first...How did I miss this?
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 06, 2012
nocutius
It happens to the best of us :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 06, 2012
herodotus
Already finished the original Campaign (for the umpteenth time) and am about to commence "Opposing Fronts" (again). Game never gets old, and remains challenging and refreshingly always re-playable.
It's always on my PC as the installation and patching times for all three titles is a pain.