Company of Heroes 2 incorporating next year

PC Gamer magazine scans tip THQ's hand on upcoming Relic Entertainment real-time strategy sequel; publisher says details will arrive soon.

After six years, Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy game Company of Heroes is going to get a proper sequel. Scans of the UK PC Gamer magazine have surfaced on Reddit today, revealing Company of Heroes 2 is on the way from THQ.

Company of Heroes 2 will focus on the Eastern front, but Relic wants the core game to stay the same.

Company of Heroes 2 will focus on the eastern front of World War II, with a story following a war correspondent's changing perspective on the situation as battles drag on through the winter months. In keeping with that setting, Relic is placing a special emphasis on the way snow impacts the game; infantry will trudge slowly through snowdrifts, but can make much better time walking in the tightly packed snow left behind by tank tracks.

Fans of the original Company of Heroes may be pleased to know Relic won't be straying far from the template established by the original in the name of wider appeal. The developers told PC Gamer that they considered a more significant departure from the formula--along the lines of what they did with the sequel to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II--but ultimately wanted to maintain the core of the original.

When asked for comment, a THQ representative told GameSpot that the publisher "looks forward to sharing more details soon." For more on the game and how Relic is approaching it, check out the June 2012 issue of the UK PC Gamer magazine.

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106 comments
foojam
foojam

Best rts along with Blitzkrieg for me, good news.

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

FINALLY!!!!  CoH is still one of (if not THE) the best rts games out there.  Off the top of my head I can't think of a better rts that came out after CoH.  All the DoW games are simply flat when compared with their big brother(CoH,) DoW2 isn't even an rts game, I'm glad that THQ decided NOT to go the way DoW2 did, twas horrible.

xDeadP00lx
xDeadP00lx

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss! Time to kill more "Natsee's"!

Entropy730
Entropy730

What ever happened to Greg Kasavin and the old crew at Gamespot? They were great reviewers

Chainer323
Chainer323

since the first game took place in europe, i wonder if part 2 will deal with the japanese side of the war. maybe even give us sea battles as part of the game

 

azumabob
azumabob

I loved the first game, one of the few games you NEED PC to play effectively. And barring Dawn of War 3 being made, this is the best news RTS has had IMO. Totally aweome news!

WoZe
WoZe

SWEET! A real war RTS game! Seems like every rts title has aliens, future human race, etc. This is a nice change. I've never played the first company of hero's so I'm getting this for sure.

zaku101
zaku101

And the German War Machine is back again, leaving no RTS alive in it's tracks!

 

malachi_27
malachi_27

Give me Company of Heroes 2 and World in Conflict 2:  all my dreams will be realized.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Sequel to one of the most amazing RTS I've ever played!

beast70
beast70

damn it, how do you edit this new damn format :P

beast70
beast70

awww I was hoping for it to be set in africa with patten(if I spelled that right) Russian theater doesn't intrest me that much, either way can't wait, hope we get a good look at e3 in a month!

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

These are great news! The first game was amazing, and is one of the best RTS ever made in my view.

Good luck THQ and Relic. They deserve all the success.

pidow
pidow

I did enjoy playing COH series so far and this one look good also.

glbbg
glbbg

Let's kick some German/Soviet butts!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Following this!! 

but where's the link :?

bwam
bwam

Finally, we got to see a T34 in action against german armour!

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

this is more exciting news than all those tiresome Blackops 2 news.

pelvist
pelvist

Looking forward to this.

bojan_sokol
bojan_sokol

Good news, and I like that they are sticking with the original formula

frunklindoodle
frunklindoodle

This might be one of the best RTS games I've played in a long time.  I can't wait for the 2nd one to be released.   

Kjranu
Kjranu

If CoH2 goes down the DoW2 route then I won't be buying this. DoW2 is bad enough with its poor cover system and virtually zero base building. I WANT to feel like I'm fighting in an actual war for a cause not some watered down Halo from a RTS perspective... 

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

I love base building. A meticulously planned base does things to me that perhaps it shouldn't, but I dig the direction Company of Heroes is going if its following DoW 2. A lot more fast paced, I just need to try not to get left behind with my turrets.

Johny_47
Johny_47

This is some cool news, I love the first game even though I’m not that good at it, I can build units and use ‘em alright, it’s just I prefer base building and being a turtle just incase(like C&C games) but in company of heroes you can’t rely on the crappy base defenses to defend your base if a load of tanks come knockin =P

 

I agree with SaeeD22000, I hope they're not following trends like say... activision and milking a game just because, I hope there's co-op missions/campaign added etc.

 

Maybe there’ll be a good trailer or even gameplay at E3.

 

redluigi11
redluigi11

i hope for the best for this game i loved Company of Heroes

SaeeD22000
SaeeD22000

Lovely game, just be careful and add some new things, new elements, don't milk it and ... bring great graphics.

pawel04
pawel04

The first one was a great game, looking forward to the second one, especially to see what they can do with graphics.

TheL33T
TheL33T

After Company of Heroes Online was shutdown I thought that was an end of this serial, but this news changed everything and I hope that COH 2 will be the best in the serial

hampton2003
hampton2003

the first one was awesome, then the expansions came out and didnt really impress me as much. the new factions were too different and lack some of the basic utility that the 2 core factions had. I hope they can deliver another awesome ww2 rts.

mastergundam
mastergundam

I want to see more Soviet, Jap sides...need more campaign on pacific events

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

I didn't like the changes made to Dawn of War II, glad to hear they're not going to do that again.

Gladiator_Sofi
Gladiator_Sofi

I'm totally looking forward to seeing details. I loved the first CoH.

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

Stick by me and I will keep you alive!

Company of heroes and Dawn 2 have the best style of RTS to any of its counter parts cause of the effective and proper use a cover system and the battle fields are to scale and explosions make craters which can be used as cover. (an infantry unit is not bigger than a tree). So

Breaks over back to war!

Defianc4
Defianc4

This shows that Relic doesn't have any new talent able to make something new and just as excellent as the first CoH, which is by miles and bounds the best RTS of all time.

 

I am glad to hear, though, that they will not be making this anything like DoW2, which had the worst and most dumbed down multiplayer ever.

whitecrackan69
whitecrackan69

 @WoZe You can purchase the first one on steam for 10 bucks, easily a great bargain on a geniusly executed rts.  Possibly the best rts ever made and it still looks amazing to this day.

beast70
beast70

 @Kjranu

 Dow2 was an awesome game...... and its cover system was not "poor" it was the same system that was in COH1 unless you think that sucks too?

so it was not your personal taste... that does not make it a bad game!!!

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @Defianc4 

 

DOW2 was worst? how so? Relic concentrate on hero and unit details similiar to Warcraft3 and decide to reduce base building. DOW2 is a completely different experience.

Defianc4
Defianc4

 @y3ivan It's completely different in that it's shallow and sucks. It was made to purposefully have no strategic depth in order to appeal to "a guy off the street," which was their target population. Apparently, they succeeded, because DoW2 was one of the most worthless RTS's in years.

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @Defianc4 If you said so, then Warcraft 3 is also worthless. 

 

Seriously Relic produce 2 RTS games COH and DOW. I appreciate  they decide to do differently with DOW, than copy and paste the same thing from COH.