Thursday Feb 12, 2015
The rematch of the heavyweight strategy gaming contest they said could never happen is back for 2015! Total War: ROME II and Company of Heroes 2 communities go head to head in the second annual ‘Make War Not Love’ competition. This Valentine’s Day weekend, the two communities will compete in consecutive three hour rounds. Every in-game victory will count towards that side’s tally for the round and the community that wins the most rounds will earn some free DLC for players of the respective game.
Battle commences at 18:00GMT/10:00PST today and blows will be traded until 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 15. During this time, both games will be available to play for free via Steam! Get involved in the pre-match trash talking on Twitter by following @totalwar and @companyheroes using the hashtag – “#mwnl”.
If Company of Heroes 2 Wins …
If Company of Heroes 2 wins, an assortment of premium skins and commanders worth around $20 will become available to download for free from 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 16 until 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 18.
If Total War: ROME II Wins …
If Total War: ROME II lands the knockout blow, the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack will be made available for free from 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 15 until 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 17. The previously unannounced Longbeards Culture Pack for Total War: ATTILA will also be free for a day when it launches in late February.
Wait, There’s More Things and They Explode!
To add some extra spice to proceedings, the winning team in each round will see their community manager take a shot on the ‘Make War Not Love’ Shooting Range, choosing from a selection of random historical weaponry and taking aim at offensive Valentine’s trinkets. Make sure you catch all the carnage in merciless slo-mo! There will even be exclusive Steam achievements to pick up throughout the promotion! Look out for “Company of Zeroes, more like…” and “Snore, snore, Total Bore!” along with several more.
“We beat them last year. We’ll beat them again,” said Cynthia Griffiths, Associate Community Manager for Company of Heroes 2, while picking bits of Centurion out of the tread of an M4 Sherman. “We’re confident that spears and shields will continue to be no match for our heavy artillery and automatic weapons. To arms! ”
Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault – New Trailer to Recognize 70th Anniversary of Battle of the Bulge
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge – a battle generally regarded as the turning point of World War II and referred to by Winston Churchill as “arguably the most important victory in American military history.”
The battle began on December 16, 1944 when German troops unleashed a brutal artillery on the Ardennes region with an intense barrage that took Allied troops by surprise. Leveraging poor weather and thinly spread out Allied forces, the German forces then invaded the area in an attempt to divide the U.S. and British troops. Despite being significantly outnumbered and struggling with the coldest weather on record, U.S. forces valiantly held the line until reinforcements arrived. The Battle of the Bulge would ultimately go down in history as the bloodiest battle for U.S. forces in World War II, helping to set the stage for Allied forces to finally end the war. The sacrifices made by all soldiers involved were significant both in losses sustained and in the role this victory played in the war.
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is based on the Battle of the Bulge, and allows players to take on 18 all-new single player scenarios as they attempt to drive the advancing German forces out of the Ardennes region and lead their heroes on a path to glory.
In this completely standalone Company of Heroes 2 experience, players will be able to utilize the unique abilities and skills of four US Force Companies; Airborne, Support, Mechanized and Fox as they tackle the German forces on Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault’s revolutionary new meta-map system. This all new feature to the series adds an extra layer of non-linear strategy and tactical planning to an already deep and challenging RTS experience and allows players to plot their own way through the campaign, adding a huge amount of variety and replayability.
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is available on PC to purchase online and in stores at £29.99/$39.99/€39.99.
Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Relic Entertainment’s Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is available to purchase online today with an MSRP of $39.99/£29.99/€39.99. Based around the Battle of the Bulge, which Churchill called “arguably the most important victory in American military history,” players will take on 18 all-new single player scenarios as they attempt to drive the advancing German forces out of the Ardennes region and lead their heroes on a path to glory.
In this completely standalone Company of Heroes 2 experience, players with be able to utilize the unique abilities and skills of four US Force Companies; Airborne, Support, Mechanized and Fox (pre-order customers only or available for purchase from launch) as they tackle the German forces on Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault’s revolutionary new meta-map system. This all new feature to the series adds an extra layer of non-linear strategy and tactical planning to an already deep and challenging RTS experience and allows players to plot their own way through the campaign, adding a huge amount of variety and replayability.
18 ALL NEW SCENARIOS: Engage in a dynamic campaign across the Ardennes landscape consisting of 11 missions and 7 engagements inspired by the events of the Battle of the Bulge. The campaign progresses with dynamic bonus objectives that change on different playthroughs, giving more replay options than ever before.
THREE ICONIC COMPANIES: Take command of the versatile Airborne unit, the relentless Mechanized Infantry and the heavy hitting Support unit and choose which one to deploy for each mission. Each Company is under the authority of a different Officer; each with their own distinct style, perspective and abilities.
RESULTS THAT MATTER: Take care with your strategic decisions, as results and overall Company health persists between missions. Veterancy earned can help increase an entire Company’s effectiveness, while lost units are a hit to the Company’s overall health. Fail to manage resources well and you risk losing a Company for good. The decisions you make will ultimately shape the outcome of your battle!
CUSTOMIZATION: Customize each of your Companies’ four unique Abilities with up to six selectable upgrades. The unique skill tree offers 72 levels of improvement allowing players to specialize their commanders throughout the course of the campaign.
“With the addition of the meta-map and extra importance being placed on effectively managing your companies, every decision the player makes is magnified,” said Quinn Duffy, Game Director. “Player choice has a much greater impact than ever before on the narrative, and by connecting the strategic and tactical experiences together in such a compelling way, the consequences of player decisions is heightened dramatically.”
Thursday Oct 16, 2014
Pre-order Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault and receive an all-new Company known as “Fox” Company. This band of Rangers is led by Captain Monte Durante and sits alongside the three Companies already included in the game; Airborne, Support and Mechanized. Players can choose up to three Companies on a campaign play-through; each with its own unique play style, specializations, abilities and Officer.
Captain Durante will have his own backstory for players to discover throughout the campaign, which will allow players to experience Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault from a whole new perspective. The “Fox” Company DLC will feature unique mission and company reports, thus representing a significant amount of additional gameplay options and outcomes, all free for those who pre-order.
“We are really excited to offer such a substantial piece of content to those who pre-order!” said Alex Price, Brand Director at Relic Entertainment. “There are a huge amount of playthrough options for Ardennes Assault already, but the inclusion of Fox Company adds even more variety to the game.”
Steam Free Weekend!
To celebrate the announcement, SEGA and Relic will be running a free weekend on Steam for Company of Heroes 2 and Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies from 10AM PST/6PM BST/7PM CET, Thursday October 16, 2014 until 10AM PST/6PM BST/7PM CET on Monday October 20. Steam users will be able to download and play the game for free during this period, so there has never been a better opportunity to try out the series. There will also be various price promotions on Steam for Company of Heroes 2 running alongside the free weekend should players want to make it a permanent addition to their gaming library, including 75% off of Company of Heroes 2 and 66% off of Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies. Check the Steam product pages during the promotion for more information.
Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
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?
“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.
Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday Jun 20, 2014
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:
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
Monday Jun 02, 2014
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Friday May 23, 2014
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.
Thursday May 08, 2014
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.
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.
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