Publisher Sega has announced Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault as their latest addition to the classic war game franchise. Once more, the team will opt for a standalone addition to the series, which means you don’t require any previous investment in the game.
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is a singleplayer expansion. It goes further on what Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies started, when it released its standalone multiplayer version back in June.
So, once more, you’ll see battles between the US forces and the German Oberkommando. You’ll take the role of the former with three companies in total.
This expansion will bring 18 new scenarios. Moreover, choices and results from previous conflicts will shape the battles to come.
For instance, your team may suffer a unit loss, meaning they’ll be taken out of the equation further on. On the other hand, having some soldiers do well will work towards a Veterancy level, allowing you to upgrade troops.
Each of the three US forces will work with their own officers and require a different play style.
In a brief explanation video, developer Relic Games discusses Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault. They state that their decision for the separation of content is so that they could focus on the best elements of each release, multiplayer and singleplayer.
These efforts seem to have caught some early attention, as one of their better quotes so far equate this expansion as a Company of Heroes “2.5” release, due to its magnitude.
There are a few snippets of gameplay in the Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault reveal clip if you’d like to see parachutes coming in and tanks rolling by.
We enjoy seeing a little blip in the return of standalone expansions. Previously inFamous also announced it would bring First Light as a singular release.
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault will launch for PC on November 18, 2014.