Company of Heroes 2 Officially Announced

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Following last week's leak, THQ has officially announced Company of Heroes 2. In development at Relic, the real-time strategy sequel will be focus on fighting on the Eastern Front during World War II, where you'll play as the Russian army and push back German forces.<br/><br/>Scheduled to launch in early 2013, it sounds as though Company of Heroes 2 will include some of the first game's features including destructible environments and commander abilities, and, judging by the screenshot, will look a lot prettier thanks to Relic's proprietary Essence 3.0 Engine.<br/><br/>THQ also revealed plans for downloadable content following launch, though did not specify how many pieces of downloadable content would be released, when, or how much content would be included with each release.<br/><br/>The original Company of Heroes was released back in 2006 and was awarded a <b><a target="_blank" href="http://pc.ign.com/articles/732/732059p1.html" target="_new">9.4 out of 10</b></a> on IGN. A free-to-play version of Company of Heroes was later created, though was <b><a target="_blank" href="http://pc.ign.com/articles/114/1147315p1.html">shut down in 2011</b></a>. <br><br/><br/>&#169;2012-05-07, IGN Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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