Company of Heroes 2 News

The next Company of Heroes 2 expansion stars the British

Relic's World War 2 real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 will get a new standalone expansion called The British Forces. It's out 3rd September 2015.

The British Forces costs 9.99, but there's 20 per cent off for anyone on Steam who owns any product from the Company of Heroes franchise.

The British Forces includes 15 new units, six new commanders with unique abilities and eight new multiplayer maps.

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How are Sega's video games selling?

Rome 2 breaks 1m barrier. But what about Football Manager, Sonic and CoH2?

Sega has released its financial results for the year ending 31st March 2014, and so we get some firm figures for its video game slate.

Company of Heroes 2 returns to Western Front

Standalone multiplayer DLC offers two new factions.

Company of Heroes 2 is returning to the Second World War's western battleground with new standalone multiplayer DLC that offers two new factions - the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West - alongside eight new maps.

EGXRelic to talk Company of Heroes' future at EGX Rezzed

Developer session next Friday promises "first details of the next phase of COH2".

Relic Entertainment will be hosting a special developer session at EGX Rezzed next Friday where the studio plans to talk about future plans for the Company of Heroes franchise.

Company of Heroes 2 gets both paid and free DLC today

The first game gets some added Steam features too.

Sega's World War 2 strategy sequel, Company of Heroes 2, is receiving a couple of free maps, the Southern Fronts paid DLC, and Steam Workshop integration for its user-created maps made from World Builder today.

Relic remasters classic Company of Heroes map Langres for CoH 2

Relic remasters classic Company of Heroes map Langres for CoH 2

Now called Langreskaya, comes with an Eastern Front twist.

Relic has added classic Company of Heroes map Langres to Company of Heroes 2.

Langres, created for CoH 1 as part of a map design competition, was one of the most popular maps for the real-time strategy game. Sega said today it's enjoyed over 3.2 million matched and 1.2 million hours of play time.

Now, Relic has remastered the map in both traditional summer and new winter variations for Company of Heroes 2, which is set in the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Langreskaya, as it's now known, has been patched into the game for free, and includes new houses and hay barrels. It's available in 1v1 and 2v2 in custom games and on 1v1 in automatch.

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Company of Heroes 2 open beta begins today

Company of Heroes 2 open beta begins today

Carry progression and unlocks into release version.

The Company of Heroes 2 open beta begins today and runs until 18th June, Sega has announced.

It includes the World War 2 real-time strategy game's multiplayer mode, with competitive and co-op play, on six maps. You'll also have access to the first 45 levels of the game's progression and bulletin system.

You'll retain all progression and unlocks earned in the open beta if you buy the game within the first 60 days of launch and play it on the same Steam account as the beta.

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Relic unveils Company of Heroes 2 Theater of War

Relic unveils Company of Heroes 2 Theater of War

To fire or not to fire, that is the question.

Relic Entertainment has unveiled the Theater of War mode for World War 2 real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2.

It's a series of additional single-player and co-op challenges and missions set on the Eastern Front. Each revolves around battles from a particular year of the war, and features unique units and special abilities that reflects the strategy used by the armies at the time.

Company of Heroes 2 comes with the Theater of War 1941 pack, which features Soviet and German missions (each faction has nine unique missions included). At a recent event we played a number of these missions. One saw us defending a control point against increasingly powerful waves of German attacks. The other challenged us to destroy a number of German encampments dotted across the map within a set time limit.

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THQ is no more. This is where its assets went

UPDATE: Platinum Games is interested in Darksiders.

Update #4: Does IP changing hands equal upheaval? Does upheaval equal game delay? Obsidian's South Park: Stick of Truth was due in March. Is it still? "It's too soon to say," Ubisoft told me this afternoon. "We'll have more details to share about plans for specific games soon."

Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer trailer shows Russians and Germans going at it

THQ has released a new trailer for World War 2 real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 showing multiplayer for the first time.

The video, below, shows the Russians and Germans going at it. Multiple units are revealed across both factions.

The video also confirms that the Relic Entertainment RTS features one versus one, two versus two, three versus three and four versus four multiplayer game modes.

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Trailer for Company of Heroes film starring Vinnie Jones released

Vinnie Jones - Wimbledon Football Club's biggest star since John Fashanu - returns to the big screen in the new Company of Heroes movie.

Filming started earlier this year in Bulgaria and now UFO Productions is ready to share a trailer.

It's not that bad; it's a rousing tale of a troop of soldiers caught behind enemy lines after World War 2's Battle of the Bulge - Hitler's last punch. Cue heroics and camaraderie.

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New Company of Heroes 2 trailer goes boom

New Company of Heroes 2 trailer goes boom

New gameplay from a certain point of view.

THQ has released a new trailer for Company of Heroes 2, the Relic Entertainment-developed real-time strategy game due out on PC March 2013.

CoH2 is set in the Eastern Front during World War 2 and runs on Relic's Essence 3 game engine. You play the Russians as they battle against the German invasion.

THQ will be hoping Company of Heroes 2 pulls in the punters. The beleaguered publisher recently fended off a default on its credit facility with US bank Wells Fargo, reaching an agreement that means development on its upcoming games can continue.

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Company of Heroes 2 beta access for Eurogamer Expo attendees

EGXCompany of Heroes 2 beta access for Eurogamer Expo attendees

Plus more details on what you can play (for the first time in the world) this weekend.

Back when we revealed that you would be able to play Company of Heroes 2 at this year's Eurogamer Expo, we promised that everyone who played it (or attended the developer session on Saturday at 2.30pm) would get "a special gift".

Today we're very happy to reveal that the special gift will be... a unique Steam code that grants you beta access to Company of Heroes 2! There will be a closed beta phase at some point in the future, and your code will get you into that.

THQ and Relic have also told us that those of you who play the game at the Expo will be going hands-on with "the Rzhev Meatgrinder".

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First Company of Heroes 2 trailer goes over the top

The first trailer for hotly-anticipated RTS sequel Company of Heroes 2 has just marched out of the THQ barracks.

It's heavy on scene-setting bluster and light on anything approximating actual in-game footage. Check it out below.

Still, you shouldn't need a trailer to get excited for a follow-up to the Relic-developed 2006 original. It was an absolute barnstormer of a game.

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THQ confirms Company of Heroes 2

THQ confirms Company of Heroes 2

First details, screenshot from RTS sequel.

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.

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