Company of Heroes 2 Officially Announced by THQ

While the game’s existence has already been known due to PC Gamer’s exclusive coverage, THQ has just officially the title’s existence.

Relic Entertainment will once again be at the helm for the anticipated RTS sequel. The game will also make use of the proprietary Essence 3.0 Engine to “to bring new technological advancements to the strategy genre in the form of innovative Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphical fidelity and new environmental destruction, ultimately putting the player in control with new Commander Abilities.”

Of course, this can’t be an official announcement without a proper game description and press release, no? So here’s Greg Wilson, producer at Relic to give us the scoop.

Company of Heroes 2 is a true successor, introducing a new front, new protagonists and new technology while retaining the unique mix of strategic gameplay and competitive multiplayer that made the original Company of Heroes such a success.

Aside from this, the game’s description confirms that the game will take place in Russia and snow will play a big factor in the game itself.

It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties.

Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes.

Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.

Company of Heroes 2 is set to be out next year for the PC at a still undisclosed date.