Even as the gaming community began to tire of the endless precession of World War II titles, one release was welcomed with open arms. Storming the battlefield back in 2006, Relic Entertainment’s Company of Heroes featured smaller armies than other strategy games of the era. This encouraged players to focus on (and become more attached to) individual units. Despite the popularity of the original game, a full scale sequel wasn’t forthcoming, until now, that is.
Publisher THQ this week revealed that Relic has finally commenced work on Company of Heroes 2. While the first game had players flying the flag for the good old US of A, the sequel will see them commanding Russian forces on the Eastern Front. According to the brief announcement, players will be forced to “repel Nazi invaders from the very gates of Moscow”. Why the Nazis are so keen on said gates is yet to be made clear.
Players will finally get their hands on this long awaited follow up early next year.