THQ has finally revealed what it's doing about following up excellent PC strategy game Company of Heroes.

It'll be a standalone addition called Opposing Fronts, and will include buckets of new war-time goodies, as well as an updated Essence Engine to make use of DirectX 10.

This time around you'll be playing as either the British 2nd army during the liberation of Caen in France, or taking on the role of the German Panzer Elite as you try to repel Operation Market Garden - the largest airborne invasion in history.

So, there will be two new armies to toy with, each with full length campaigns. Fresh new multiplayer modes, mission persistence, improved vehicle and soldier AI, enhanced physics and a dynamic weather system. Gosh.

"Company of Heroes smashed preconceptions of what an RTS game could and should be, earning dozens of industry awards and the highest review score average of any RTS title in the last decade," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is an epic new chapter in this series, and we are excited to bring this top-tier cinematic RTS to consumers worldwide."

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts will be compatible with the first game, and is due for release on PC this autumn.

Head over to our Company of Heroes review to see why we gave it the highest mark possible.

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