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Relic Entertainment today unveiled the scoop on new Company of Heroes 2 mode ‘Theatre of War.’ Previously alluded to when Relic announced the game’s pre-order bonuses, the mode includes a series of both single-player and co-operative challenges that place the player(s) in overwhelming odds.
Focusing on key battles in 1941, each challenge will include a unique enemy commander, all of which have a unique playing style too. Both German and Soviet forces are playable, with nine missions available for each faction. There’s the potential for more missions to be added at a later date, and Quinn Duffy, the game’s director, described the mode as “a perfect bridge between the game’s single and multiplayer content providing a high level of re-playability and helping to introduce traditionally solo players to the online elements of the game.”
Recently under new management, Relic have the game’s release set for June.
[Source: Sega Blog]
Company of Heroes 2‘s release is just a few short months away, so of course it’s time to unveil the obligatory preorder incentives.
Players who reserve their copy ahead of time will get the single-player “Theatre of War” mini-campaign, which is also set for independent release sometime in the future. Multiplayer fans will also be getting the Winter Ambush and Voronezh vehicle skin packs, as well as special multiplayer commanders for each army. The German Army gets the Joint Operations Doctrine (artillery) and Offensive Spearhead Doctrine (heavy armor and airstrikes), while on the other side Soviets get the Anti-Infantry Tactics Doctrine (including a flamethrower tank) and the Conscript Support Tactics (reinforcements).
A free mini campaign, exclusive skins, and a handful of extra multiplayer perks? Not a bad deal considering how scant a lot of preorder content tends to be. Anybody planning on plunking down a fiver to try out some of these extras?
Though originally dated for May, Sega have announced they will publish the second instalment of their newly purchased IP on June 25th. Released seven years after the original, the year is 1941 and control will be over soviet forces, with the developers promising new features such as dynamic weather and destructible environments.
Relic only recently celebrated their acquisition with an open letter to the community, describing the team as “stoked” to be part of the Sega family, promising a beta for Company of Heroes 2 soon.