Company of Heroes demo up

Single-player tryout of THQ's upcoming real-time strategy war game now available for download from GameSpot.


Company of Heroes

Gamers itching to get into the thick of battle can now do so without fear of losing their lives or hard-earned cash. A demo for Company of Heroes, a PC real-time strategy game set during World War II, is now available for download from GameSpot.

The trial highlights the single-player portion of the game and is a hearty 1.8GB in size. Players can get their feet wet in the game's tutorial before earning their stripes in two single-player missions. Both the Axis and Allies are playable in skirmish mode.

Using the proprietary Essence Engine, Company of Heroes boasts real-time physics, dynamic range lighting, and advanced artificial intelligence. The story follows a group of American GIs as they take on the Nazi War Machine. Players will also be able to go head-to-head with up to seven other gamers in the multiplayer mode.

Company of Heroes was developed by RTS vet Relic Entertainment (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War) and is being published by THQ. The full retail version will be released on September 14 for $49.99. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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