Company of Heroes takes on Opposing Fronts

Next chapter of Relic's real-time strategy series features two new playable factions, will ship this fall.

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Somewhat lost among all the hype surrounding the action of Gears of War and deep role-playing of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, was the well-reviewed World War II real-time strategy of THQ's Company of Heroes. The PC title was a finalist in several organizations' Game of the Year awards last year, and was chosen as GameSpot's Strategy Game of the Year for 2006.

With all the accolades the game received, it wasn't much of a surprise that the game's developer was already working on another installment of the new franchise. THQ today announced that Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is currently in the works at Relic Entertainment and is scheduled to be available this fall for PCs.

Opposing Fronts will once again be set against the backdrop of WWII and feature two new playable factions. In two full single-player campaigns, players will control the British 2nd Army's liberation of Caen, France, and the German Panzer Elite's battle against airborne forces.

The game can be utilized with the original Company of Heroes for a total of four playable armies in the multiplayer portion of the game. Relic also promises mission persistence, weather effects, and improved vehicle and soldier artificial intelligence.

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