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Relic Entertainment Announces Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault

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Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is coming, an all new standalone single-player expansion and a harrowing new chapter in the critically acclaimed series. Inspired by the conflict that Winston Churchill once described as “undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war” – the Battle of the Bulge. The new campaign content will see players take control of the US Forces in this pivotal World War II battle in the densely forested, strategically critical Ardennes region of Western Europe. They will face huge tactical and navigational challenges as they strive to repel a surprise attack from the relentless German Oberkommando West forces in 18 brand new, single-player scenarios.

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault will feature three entirely new Companies to choose from within the US Forces, each with their own unique Officers and play-style. Players will see their decisions and actions reflected across the Ardennes landscape in this dynamic new single-player campaign. Player choices are crucial as every decision will not only impact the story but also their Company with upgrades and Veterancy carrying over from mission to mission. With limited soldiers under your command, you must manage their lives and well-being effectively or risk losing that Company for good. Will you lead your Company valiantly and emerge as heroes?

Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault

“We can’t wait to bring our players this awesome new single-player campaign for Company of Heroes 2,” said Greg Wilson, Executive Producer at Relic Entertainment. ”We managed to include more missions in this expansion than we had in the original release and it’s packed full of great new features which we’ll be revealing over the coming months.”

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is developed by Relic Entertainment and will be launching on November 18, 2014, for Windows PC and PC digital download platforms.

 
   
   
 

The Battle Returns to the Western Front with Company of Heroes: The Western Front Armies

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is now available! The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes and introduces two unique collections of new content – the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West.

Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase for $12.99 via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community, regardless of which content they own. All Company of Heroes 2 players can then battle across 31 maps (along with more than 1000 community maps available on Steam Workshop) in auto-match multiplayer.

Company of Heroes 2 - Two Fronts DLC

The addition of US Forces has been the most requested army since Company of Heroes 2 first launched, by a large margin. Each new army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. They have been carefully balanced to ensure optimal game play with previously released armies.

Oberkommando West

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

Battle-hardened and fielding some of the most impressive heavy armor yet seen, the technical prowess of Germany is on full display. The Oberkommando West is a devastating force equipped with a new generation of super-heavy tanks, repeatedly counterattacking the US Forces attempting to drive into the heart of Germany.

US Forces

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

Suffering from combat fatigue and spread out on enemy soil, US Forces have fought their way deep into Europe, driving back the German war machine. An army made of citizen soldiers; they have been pitted against a hardened professional military with over four years’ experience. Facing the best Germany has to offer, the US Forces fight desperately and viciously to expand the frontlines.

 
   
   
 

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies Live Action Trailer

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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies launches on June 24th! In anticipation of the release, we’ve prepared a live action trailer about the upcoming game:

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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is the first Standalone Multiplayer release for Company of Heroes 2. The focus shifts back to the Western Front, depicting some of the most brutal fighting of World War II in the darkest days of the conflict. The addition of the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West brings two entirely unique factions that will forever change the shape of multiplayer combat.

US Forces: Wield the mighty power of Eisenhower’s Allied army with brand new abilities and strategies
Oberkommando West: A completely new take on the German forces brings brand new abilities and new strategies to the frontline
The Western Front: Expand the war to the popular Western Front theater of combat, featuring breathtaking new environments, that bring realism and vibrancy never before seen in the game
New Maps: Eight stunning new maps join the extensive collection of 23 existing Company of Heroes 2 maps as well as over 1,000 community created maps available on the Steam workshop
Intense Online Combat: Feel the unprecedented ferocity of frontline strategic warfare and engage in visceral battle with adversaries across the globe
Every Battle Tells A Story: Experience the up-close moment-to-moment brutality of frontline warfare and control the battle through your military prowess

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Company of Heroes 2 – New Trailers of The Western Front Armies

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Company of Heroes 2 Alienware Arena eSports Tournament

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SEGA & Relic Entertainment have entered a tournament partnership with eSports heavyweight Alienware Arena for the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes 2 RTS game. Alienware is set to host a three week 1v1 tournament across Europe and North America in June 2014, with more than $1,000 in total cash prizes in each region. Tournament dates are from June 7 through June 21, 2014, and it is open to all Alienware Arena members with a limit of 128 contestants. Those willing to show off their prowess on the battlefield can register and find more information here.

In celebration of this partnership SEGA will be offering a limited number of Alienware Arena members access to the standalone multiplayer of Company of Heroes 2. This amazing giveaway will grant full access to the global battlefield and all multiplayer game modes.

 
   
   
 

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies – Release Date & Pre-order Bonus

Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies

Company of Heroes 2’s upcoming standalone multiplayer offering The Western Front Armies is releasing on June 24, 2014! Customers who preorder The Western Front Armies will receive two unique vehicle skins (one for each faction) with matching faceplates.

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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes. The Western Front Armies introduces two unique collections of new content – the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West. Each army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. The Western Front Armies also includes an extended progression system that introduces other unique content into the game and enables players to dive deeper into the tactical and strategic aspects of the game than ever before.

The Western Front Armies will launch on June 24, 2014, for $19.99. Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase for $12.99 via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community.

Pre-order now!

 
   
   
 

SEGA Announces Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies

SEGA announced that fans of their critically acclaimed strategy game Company of Heroes 2 will see a standalone multiplayer offering launching in June this year for $19.99. Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase for $12.99 via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community.

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes™. The Western Front Armies introduces two unique collections of new content – the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West. Each army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. The Western Front Armies also includes a new progression system that introduces other unique content into the game and enables players to dive deeper into the tactical and strategic aspects of the game than ever before.

Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies

All Company of Heroes 2 players can then battle across 31 maps (along with more than 1000 community maps available on Steam Workshop) in auto-match multiplayer, regardless of what content they already own, even if they have just purchased the new Western Front Armies.

“We know how much fans love the setting of the original game and we have responded to their request to revisit the Western Front,” said Greg Wilson, Executive Producer at Relic Entertainment. “By offering Western Front focused content to Company of Heroes 2, we are giving players a brand new set of tactical options that significantly expand their multiplayer experience. At the same time, it has never been easier for new players to get access to our vast multiplayer community.“

Western Front Armies Features

Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies

US Forces: Wield the mighty power of Eisenhower’s Allied army with brand new abilities and strategies

Oberkommando West: A completely new take on the German forces brings brand new abilities and new strategies to the frontline

The Western Front: Expand the war to the popular Western Front theater of combat, featuring breathtaking new environments, that bring realism and vibrancy never before seen in the game

New Maps: Eight stunning new maps join the extensive collection of 23 existing Company of Heroes 2 maps as well as over 1,000 community created maps available on the Steam workshop

Intense Online Combat: Feel the unprecedented ferocity of frontline strategic warfare and engage in visceral battle with adversaries across the globe

Every Battle Tells A Story: Experience the up-close moment-to-moment brutality of frontline warfare and control the battle through your military prowess

For more information on Company of Heroes 2, please see companyofheroes.com.

 
   
   
 

Company of Heroes Wins FREE DLC in Make War Not Love Event!

In a bitterly fought contest between two giants of the strategy game genre only one community would emerge victorious. The Total War community fought valiantly but ultimately swords and trebuchets proved no match for tanks and automatic weapons as Company of Heroes 2 emerged victorious in this unique Steam event.

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To the victor goes the spoils and the valiant efforts of the Company of Heroes 2 community have earned all Company of Heroes 2 owners the opportunity to download two brand new commander packs on Steam, for free, until February 22, 2014, 10:00 AM PST.

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Soviet Commander: Advanced Warfare Tactics. He will help you gain vital intelligence and exploit enemy movements with PPSH equipped conscripts and the most powerful incarnation of the vaunted T-34 tank armed with a hard hitting 85mm cannon.

German Commander: Close Air Support Doctrine will help you gain tactical air supremacy over your foes by providing close Air Support and cover for frontline engagements by utilizing the powerful weapons of the versatile JU-87 and its destructive power.

A full list of abilities for both commanders can be found on the Steam product page here: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/38625

Giving players another reason to celebrate today, Relic also released a brand new update for Company of Heroes 2, introducing several new features. The ‘Aftermath’ adds Battle Servers to the game, improving the multiplayer quality for matches involving slower internet connections. The update also streamlines the surrender process, adds a new map list and will see the first community created map get integrated into the game.

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“Tally ho losers. We kicked your butts!” said Jeffery Simpson, Community Manager for Company of Heroes 2. “Massive congratulations to the awesome Company of Heroes 2 community. Go and download your reward now, you’ve earned it!”

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Company of Heroes 2 – Southern Fronts DLC Now Available!

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Company of Heroes 2 is continuing the fight on the Eastern Front with an all new update, offering players the brand new Theatre of War pack, ‘Southern Fronts’ ($4.99/£2.99/€3.99/AUD 6.49), two free maps, as well as a number of game improvements, and the ability to upload community created maps in the World Builder via Steam’s Workshop.

Additionally, the original Company of Heroes will see a number of key feature updates to the game’s Steam functionality, such as secure leaderboards, battle, and arbitration servers.

Free Content for Company of Heroes 2

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Two new multiplayer maps: ‘Hill 331’ and ‘Don River’
Improvements to the game: more information at companyofheroes.com
Steam Workshop: integration for maps created with the recently launched Company of Heroes 2 World Builder

Premium Content – Theatre of War Pack ‘Southern Fronts’

Company of Heroes 2 - Two Fronts DLC
During the Spring Rasputitsa in early 1943, the Red Army launched a series of counteroffensives against German lines in the southwest. While initially successful, the Germans regrouped and managed to regain the momentum to recapture Kharkov. Take command of both factions in a series of 10 challenges and battles that feature new environmental conditions; thick mud that impacts vehicle movement and exposes new vulnerabilities.

Solo Challenge: Spring Rasputitsa: Donbas Region, Ukraine, 1943 – the spring rasputitsa season has caught the German army off guard. They are poorly equipped to deal with the deep mud and are having trouble mobilizing. Lead an ambush on the German Panzer Division and destroy them before the support infantry can free them and they escape

Solo Challenge: Occupation: Dnieper River, Russia, 1943 – beginning their counteroffensive against the Red Army, the Wehrmacht makes their way along the Dnieper River. By capturing and taking control of an important Soviet stronghold, the Wehrmacht will be able to set up a fortified position against the Red Army and eliminate their remaining forces

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AI Battle: Retreat to the Donets: Donets River, Ukraine, 1943 – after Operations Star and Gallop succeeded in pushing the Germans back to the Dnieper River, the Soviets found their advantage quickly collapsing as they again lost the cities of Kharkov and Belgorod. The Soviets must hold the bank of the Donets River against invading German forces on the ground and from the air

AI Battle: Panzer Crossing: Western outskirts of Kharkov, Ukraine, 1943 – the advancing German forces make their way into the outskirts of western Kharkov. The Red Army prepares to defend against the incoming German armor assault with the aid of anti-tank emplacements

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AI Battle: No Retreat, No Surrender: Southwest of Kharkov, Ukraine, 1943 – the Soviets have suddenly found themselves on the defensive, with a reorganized German Army pushing back with renewed vigor and beginning to reclaim territory in the region around Kharkov. You must hold the line and halt the German Army’s advance towards Kharkov.

AI Battle: Breaking Lines: West Donbas Region, Ukraine, 1943 – the Red Army is pushing westwards with Operation Gallop. The German defenders are retreating to the Dnieper river. On the 19th of February, the Red Army broke through German lines and pushed towards Zaporizhia. Soviet forces must swiftly search out the remaining pockets of German defenders and destroy them

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AI Battle: Storming the Donets: Donets River, Ukraine, 1943 – after retaking the city of Kharkov, the German Army pushed eastwards and reclaimed the surrounding area. The Red Army fell back, retreating to a position behind the Donets River. The Germans must attack the Soviet forces on the bank of the river and secure territory on the Donets before the Red Army can form a defensive line

AI Battle: Heavy Rain: West of Kharkov, Ukraine, 1943 – after being halted in a bloody battle against the Red Army’s defenders, German forces have regrouped and prepare to use the cover of night to break through the enemies defenses and continue their assault into Kharkov

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AI Battle: General Mud: Southwest of Kharkov, Ukraine, 1943 – the Germans had been driven back to the Dnieper River and were forced to regroup and reorganize. However, with the Red Army vastly overextended, the Wehrmacht seized the opportunity to launch a counterattack and regain the upper hand. With the return of Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland, push north through Soviet territory towards Kharkov

AI Battle: Kharkov Divide: North of Kharkov, Ukraine, 1943 – in their advance towards Kharkov, German forces are ordered towards the north in an attempt to eliminate the remaining pockets of Soviet resistance. The Wehrmacht has deployed their heavy armor to break through the Red Army’s defenses in an effort to complete their encirclement

 
   
   
 

Company of Heroes 2 – Turning Point Update is Available Today

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The ‘Turning Point’ update for Company of Heroes 2 will be live on Steam today. The update features a host of free content including the eagerly anticipated World Builder, allowing fans to create their own maps, two free multiplayer maps as well as four free multiplayer commanders. On top of the free content players will also be able to purchase the new ‘Victory at Stalingrad’ Theater of War update, four additional multiplayer commanders and new skins.

Free Content

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World Builder: This highly requested community feature enables players to design their own epic multiplayer maps for Company of Heroes 2

New Multiplayer Maps: Two free multiplayer maps ‘Rails and Metal’ and ‘Lazur Factory’ added to the multiplayer rotation for all players to enjoy

Four New Multiplayer Commanders: Four new Commanders, two per faction, are introduced into the game’s multiplayer and skirmish modes as part of ‘Turning Point’. One Commander from each faction was created by members of the Company of Heroes 2 community and will be available via registration at www.companyofheroes.com

Premium Content

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Three new Soviet skins
Bi-Tone Red Guards, Two-Tone Spring, Makeshift Sand
Two New German Commanders
Elite Troops Doctrine: Utilize Germany’s most elite companies, using stronger base troops with added abilities
Luftwaffe Supply Doctrine: Using the power of the Luftwaffe, keeping your troops on the front lines as long as possible, even if cut off!

Two New Soviet Commanders
Soviet Industry Tactics: Using the built up soviet industry, making use of more and stronger vehicle units at the cost of infantry numbers
Partisan Tactics: Making use of the Soviet Partisan network to harass enemies from behind the lines while destroying them with the soviet main army

New Theatre of War Content – Victory at Stalingrad

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Co-Op Scenario: Kalach Pincer: 70 kilometers west of Stalingrad, Soviet forces must move rapidly to secure key locations and resources about the town of Kalach before mounting the final attack on the vital bridge across the River Don

Solo Challenge: Tatsinskaya Raid: The Red Army’s 24th Tank Corps is headed deep into enemy territory to take the German airfield at Tatsinskaya and destroy the aircraft that keeps trapped German forces supplied in Stalingrad

Solo Challenge: Bridge Defense: Forced to wait for air units to be ready, the Red Army has had to delay Operation Uranus at the last minute. Irregular and Partisan forces have already moved to secure a key bridge across the Don River and must now hold out against determined German attacks

AI Battle: Winter Storm: The Wehrmacht has launched Operation Winter Storm in an attempt to relieve their Sixth Army in Stalingrad. Soviet forces must block this attack to prevent the fascists from escaping the city

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AI Battle: Stalingrad Resistance: The Soviets defend the blown out Stalingrad inch by inch, all the while looking to the skies as the German Luftwaffe drops bombs on any target they can find

AI Battle: Stalingrad Encirclement: Months of bloody close-quarter fighting have led to a decisive turning point for control of Stalingrad. Most of the German 6th Army has been left cut off and surrounded in the city. The Red Army must repulse a breakout attempt by the exhausted German forces

Company of Heroes 2 is available on PC and will see a 33% off sales promotion on Steam for new purchases from today until November 16, 2013. For more information check www.companyofheroes.com.

 
   
   
 


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