Company of Heroes 2 finally has a concrete release date. Relic Entertainment’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed tactical real strategy game will see release for PC on June 25th 2013 in North America and Europe, Sega announced today.
The game will be significantly different from the original, featuring the Soviet Red Army in various stages of the Eastern Front, taking on missions like Operation Barbarossa and the Battle of Berlin. Visually, the new Essence 3.0 Engine will be powering the proceedings, along with a new dynamic line of sight system called TrueSight, destructible environments, and a realistic weather system referred to as ColdTech.
Company of Heroes 2 producer Greg Wilson stated that, “We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel they deserve.
“However, the wait won’t be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly.”
Meanwhile, ogle these pretty new screenshots why don’t you?