Next year’s going to be great for RTS fans – Company of Heroes 2 is taking its wares to the Eastern front of World War II, challenging players “to take command of the iconic Red Army and repel the Nazi invaders from the very gates of Moscow.”
This PC exclusive is using Relic Entertainment’s proprietary Essence 3.0 Engine that offers “Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphical fidelity and new environmental destruction,” among other things. The first screenshot’s below.
THQ today announced Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, a new standalone chapter in the popular RTS franchise from Relic Entertainment. The game will offer three new campaigns, as well as new units, multiplayer modes and a “direct-fire” feature that allows more tactical control during battle.
In development at series creator Relic Entertainment, the game will be fully compatible with its predecessor and utilized the developer’s in-house Essence engine.
It is expected to be out during spring 2009.
THQ sends word that it has partnered with Chinese developer Shanda to co-development and publish an online-only version of Company of Heroes, its critically acclaimed RTS from Relic Entertainment. Simply dubbed Company of Heroes Online, the game is being developed by the original aforementioned developer and Shanda for release across China – where Shanda has obtained the exclusive license to operate the game – sometime next year.
The game will allow players to build their character up from private to general through multiplayer cooperative missions, gameplay modes and PvP combat. No other information was revealed.