THQ has confirmed PC RTS Company of Heroes 2 for an early 2013 release.

As reported last week, it moves the action to the Eastern Front, tasking you with guiding Russia's Red Army to victory against invading Nazi forces.

Dawn of War studio Relic is once again at the helm, and is building the game with its proprietary Essence 3.0 Engine. New features include something called Dynamic Battle Tactics, enhanced environmental destruction, new Commander Abilities and a considerable graphical upgrade over the 2006 original.

"We are excited to announce a sequel to one of THQ's best loved properties," commented THQ exec Danny Bilson.

"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."

High hopes for this one - the original is one of the finest PC RTS releases of the last ten years. See Eurogamer's 10/10 Company of Heroes review to find out why.

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