Three days ago, news hit that rocked the Company of Heroes community. CoH 2 was indeed in production. With the Company of Heroes webpage going blank save for a huge Company of Heroes 2 banner for the past few days, the community has been eagerly awaiting the announcement due to hit today, May 7.
Some key details that are sure to have the community slavering are;
A sequel to its critically acclaimed strategy game Company of Heroes® is scheduled to be taking gamers to the frozen frontlines of war in Russia in early 2013
Danny Bilson of THQ stated;
“We are excited to announce a sequel to one of THQ’s best loved properties. Company of Heroes 2 will deliver an amazing strategy experience along with a strong post-launch digital content plan
that enhances and expands the product’s lifecycle.”
A strong post-launch digital content plan can only mean one thing- DLC is coming to CoH 2.
Powered by the new Essence 3.0 Engine, Company of Heroes 2 features incredible graphic fidelity and cutting-edge technology.
There can be no doubt any longer- a brand new engine, never seen before, is being developed for the sequel. Bringing features such as TrueSight, a fog of war dynamic which means you can never see more than what your troops see, and a mryiad of smoke and snow effects, CoH 2 will no doubt be an aesthetic feat.
The vicious online combat that thousands of gamers enjoy every day with the original Company of Heroes is bigger than ever featuring competitive and co-operative modes that deliver the intense experiences that fans have come to expect.
Co-op multiplayer gameplay, and expanded competitive multiplayer!
It’s time to enlist! Join the official Company of Heroes 2 forums and become a part of one of the most exciting RTS communities around! Be the first to hear about official news, participate in community events, join others on the field of battle in organized tournaments, and even have opportunities to win some sweet Company of Heroes 2 swag.
As if an expanded multiplayer wasn't enough, Relic are seeking to create a vibrant community with tournaments and prizes. Will this mean that Company of Heroes 2 will be seeking to become a regular among the rosters of E-Sports? Only time will tell!
GameReplays will keep you up to date as more information is unveiled about this fantastic work in progress.