SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON – June 25, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Company of Heroes™ 2 has shipped and is now available to purchase in retail as well as for digital download.
Company of Heroes 2 has received more than 10 Best of E3 awards, including Machinima’s ‘Best Strategy Game’ and ‘Best PC Game,’ as well as ‘Best PC Exclusive’ from GameTrailers and nominations for a further 30.
Set on the Eastern Front, Company of Heroes 2 will tell the iconic struggle between the Soviet Red Army and invading Germans which helped determine the outcome of World War II. Featuring a deep cinematic campaign, robust Theater of War mode and critically acclaimed competitive and co-operative multiplayer, Company of Heroes 2 will keep strategy fans busy for months to come.
RTS Guru had the following to say about their experience with the game, “They captured the dark, grim feeling of the Eastern Front with death, explosions, mess and debris.” While IGN described it as “Relic’s incredibly beautiful RTS” and VentureBeat called it “Another big reason to stick with gaming on the PC.”
In addition to the plethora of content available at launch, Relic has committed to an extensive ongoing post-launch support effort offering: balance updates, bug and performance fixes and free multiplayer maps, in addition to premium content, post launch.
Greg Wilson, Producer of Company of Heroes 2, commented, “We are immensely proud of the game but for us the launch is just the start. Our loyal player base will be rewarded with ongoing updates and content to keep them enjoying Company of Heroes 2 a long time after the game ships.”
Underpinned by the cutting-edge Essence 3.0 Engine™, Company of Heroes 2 brings tactical strategy to life like never before, thanks to the realistic ColdTech™ weather system, the revolutionary dynamic line of sight system TrueSight™, and realistic destructibility.
Company of Heroes™ 2 is available for PC now. For more information check www.companyofheroes.com, and to download SEGA game assets, please visit www.sega-press.com.
About Company of Heroes™ 2
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA® Europe’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.