Company of Heroes 2 Officially Announced

THQ, via press release, has finally revealed the sequel to Company of Heroes, a critically successful strategy title released in 2006. Company of Heroes 2 will take place on the Eastern Front, specifically the Russian Red Army in the 1941 defense against the Nazi invasion on Moscow. From there, you must advance through northeastern Europe until you reach the walls of Berlin.

Utilizing Relic Entertainment's own Essence 3.0 EngineTM, the game will feature "innovative Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphical fidelity, and new environment destruction, ultimately putting the player in control with new Commander Abilities".

Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President of Core Games, is planning a long future for the title:

We are excited to announce a sequel to one of THQ’s best loved properties. Company of Heroes 2 will deliver an amazing strategy experience along with a strong post-launch digital content plan that enhances and expands the product’s lifecycle.

Company of Heroes 2 is slated for PC in early 2013.