Company of Heroes 2 Confirmed, First Details Emerge

Yesterday the Internet asploded when Redditers discovered proof in the upcoming issue of PC Gamer’s UK edition. That’s a big deal: Company of Heroes was highly acclaimed when it dropped, but it’s been 6 years. We’ve seen something like 400 Call of Duty games in the intervening years. So we’re rightfully excited.

Alas. PC Gamer is playing things close to the vest until the issue comes out. However, they have teased some of the details from their article in a post earlier. In short, expect World War 2, and some of the bleakest moments from the eastern front:

It’s set on the Russian front. You control the Soviets in their fight to repel the invading Nazi force.

Snow plays a major part on the battlefield.

The cover system has been revamped.

The game is due out 2013.

I’m definitely excited about this one everyone. What about you? Is this been there/done that territory, or can they make the Russian campaign fresh again? Let us know in comments.

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4 Comments on Company of Heroes 2 Confirmed, First Details Emerge

Barry Waty

On May 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I like this website so much, saved to fav. “I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.” by Dorothy Parker.

SXO

On May 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

All I want to know is if this one will have coop like their DoW series. Playing through the original CoH all I kept thinking was how awesome it would be if someone could help me with some of the units.

BoBALOSA

On May 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

I too am excited about the new CoH, however i do have concerns. the game is coming out 2013(late release im guessing) telling the story of the easten front, making you only play the russians or maybe the germans, while most likely leaving out the western allies out which makes sense unless in multi-player. since the game is a “new game”, they can get rid of the four old factions and only have two. i can see them taking ideas from the eastern front mod from the first CoH.
if the company decides to follow the new ty gaming trend, they’ll release the old factions with paid updates or add-ons. i can see them skipping over the finnish and romanians as possible factions too. im figuring i wont buy the game until late 2014, where i can buy the full game, by then they’ll have all the paid updates/add-ons out.
my last concern is they wont allow people to mod the game. i dont know about you guys, but i only play CoH modded. im not a fan of the vanilla game (stories are great), i cant stand unit cap…anywho let the game be modded.

Red Menace

On May 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

First day.