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Company of Heroes Online is free and full of graphics

Today, THQ announced that a free-to-play version of Company of Heroes is scheduled to release this fall. Longtime Company of Heroes fans may remember that Company of Heroes Online was available in China last year. From what we understand, this will the same game localized for North American audiences.

“COHO allows players to create a persistent commander from one of several combat doctrines, including infantry, airborne, and armored to name a few. As players progress, they can upgrade their commander’s special abilities, outfit their troops with unique upgrades, and enlist the aid of Hero units.” explains producer Greg Wilson.

Relic isn’t ready to talk about how micro-transactions and game balance in detail at the moment. But “free upgrades, earned in-game “currency,” and intelligent matchmaking” were mentioned by Wilson as examples of how Relic is hoping to “maintain fun and fair competition.”

Check out the first trailer for the free to download/play version of Company of Heroes, one of the best military RTS series of all time.


Above: The first trailer for Company of Heroes Online. So pretty


Above: You can find out more about COHO on the official site


Above: A beta phase has been confirmed but no hard dates are available at the moment


Above: Weather!


Above: The Commander tree


Above: The army setup screen



Jun 3, 2010 

4 comments

  • Spybreak8 - June 6, 2010 10:36 p.m.

    Why didn't they have this before I wonder. I wonder if it's our lack of quality internet here in the States. That trailer made me go play Tales of Valor again. I love playing COH and it's one of my all time fav RTS franchises.
  • Lilrockerdude - June 4, 2010 4:29 a.m.

    Ummm ok that's not random to put up their as a first...I agree with whitenight here I loved Company of Hero's and the campaign was by far one of the best ever. Can't wait to play as Dog Company again or at least create something like them when the game comes out.
  • whiteknight1981 - June 4, 2010 12:36 a.m.

    When I had a good running PC this game was my absolute favorite. I actually felt that each unit mattered from the lowly infantry unit to the huge tanks. I still reminisce about the mission where you were ordered to defend three bridges from assault. One of the best RTS single player levels ever!! (Notice I didn't say Best! please starcraft lovers don't hate me!)
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