The moment war-fans have been waiting for has arrived. Sega has announced that Company of Heroes 2 will be released on June 25 simultaneously in both North America and Europe.
The publisher recently acquired the game from auctioning of THQ’s assets, which followed their announcement of bankruptcy last year. The package also came with the game’s developer, Relic Entertainment who is also responsible for development of the original Company of Heroes title and Warhammer: Dawn of War series.
Sega mentioned that the game has been slightly delayed to allow Relic to “meet the high standard set by its predecessor [Company of Heroes].” While Relic’s producer Jonathan Dowdeswell wrote in a press release, “Our acquisition by Sega has given us the chance to work with a new partner that has a great track record of working with long standing PC franchises, It gives us great confidence to know that we have a well aligned team working to bring the best experience we can to gamers around the world.”
“We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel fans deserve,” added fellow producer Greg Wilson. “However, the wait won’t be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly.”