Company of Heroes 2 revealed

A leak from the pages of PC Gamer UK revealed today that THQ is planning a new installment in the highly revered real-time strategy series, Company of Heroes. Though not much information is yet available, it is currently known that the game will take place in World War II again, but this time it will focus on the Eastern Front, with the Soviets battling the Nazis.

Only one screen from the magazine was released on popular link site, Reddit, revealing only the title of the game and a few lines of text discussing the history of the Eastern Front of World War 2. The complete lack of gameplay information seems to suggest this was probably a planned leak, rather than a fan with an advance copy. If it were the latter, it's safe to assume we'd have scans of every available page.

It does however, offer a release window of 2013, as well as the tidbit that the game is still being developed by its original creator, Relic, which has an outstanding track record in the RTS genre.

We'll have more information on this new announcement as it becomes available.


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  • Viron - May 4, 2012 12:36 a.m.

    There is a god after all. After all this time I was really starting to doubt. Now all that's left is Battlefront 3, and a hybrid of Company of Heroes and star wars RTS. Then I'll believe anything.
  • LordZarlon - May 3, 2012 6:20 p.m.

    I'll be excited as long as this is a legit RTS. Sure I want multiplayer but I really want a strong single player campaign as well. Companies have a habit of bringing back revered franchises but make them multiplayer only. Mechwarrior Online anyone?
  • ajktigie - May 3, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    This guy looks like Charlie Sheen.
  • Pwnz0r3d - May 3, 2012 4:43 p.m.

    Oh my fucking god. YES!! YES!!
  • FOZ - May 3, 2012 1:38 p.m.

    AS long as they don't ruin it with expansions like they so love to do.
  • FOZ - May 3, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    Also, I doubt that thing with the Soviet soldiers is true. Maybe the penal battalions that were already used as cannon fodder, but the entire army? Surely not.
  • TCMU287 - May 3, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    Nope, it's true. Stalin would order commanders to order officers to set up machine guns behind their own lines sometimes and shoot down any soldier who ran. Soviet and Nazi POWs also were generally terrified of being sent back to their own countries, cause Stalin or Hitler would often have them killed for being captured.
  • RedHarlow - May 3, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    It was Order #227, "Not one step back!". Although by 1942 barrier troops were no longer required (commanders thought it was a waste of manpower) and they were disbanded by 1944. Media likes to overplay it and dramatize it a bit for good effect.
  • TCMU287 - May 3, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Yeah, I think the only battle they were really prominent in was Stalingrad. Of course, "only" is kind of a stupid word, since Stalingrad was one of the largest battles in history and resulted in over 1 million combined deaths. I may be a little off on the numbers, it's been a while since I studied the Eastern Front.
  • FOZ - May 3, 2012 4:02 p.m.

    Either way, using the retreat button is a huge part of Company of Heroes. Seeing as how few of the original CoH staff are still at Relic, I can only hope they don't do something stupid with the gameplay pertaining to that quote.
  • GrandTheftAuto - May 3, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    This is one of those games that you begged for a sequel, and now it's finaly true! I found a few more pictures from the PCgamer mag where a lot of info was revealed such as this: "This is one of CoH's 2 technical marvels. You cant make a game about the eastern front and not have snow, but it isnt just flat, white texture. The snow has depth, will spread procedurally, and will compact when rolled over by tanks. Tanks can get bogged down in deep snow drifts, infantry can use it to flank" or "Relic calls this "True Sight" and it's another of CoH 2's new additions. You can only see what your soldiers can see. That means that you never know whats on the other side of the building, beyond the treelines or even beyond the smoke of your own smoke grenades."

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