By Samit Sarkar on Nov 07, 2013 11.07.13
Company of Heroes 2 players will be able to buy new content called "Victory at Stalingrad" for the game's Theater of War mode Nov. 12, the studio announced today. Launching alongside a previously announced free expansion, Turning Point, the "Victory at Stalingrad" DLC mini-pack comes with a co-op Scenario, Kalach Pincer; two Solo Challenges, Tatsinskaya Raid and Bridge Defense; and three AI Battles: Winter Storm, Stalingrad Resistance and Stalingrad Encirclement. "Victory at Stalingrad" will cost $9.99, although players can pre-order it on Steam for $8.99, a 10 percent discount. A trailer for the DLC is available above.
By Dave Tach on Nov 04, 2013 11.04.13
Turning Point, a free expansion for Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2, will be released Nov. 12, the developer revealed today. Turning Point will include two new multiplayer maps, Rails & Metal, which is designed for 2-4 players, and Lazur Factor, which is designed for 6-8 players. It will also introduce the World Builder, which will allow players to create maps, four new multiplayer commanders and public chat lobbies. Relic Entertainment will be livestreaming Turning Point content this Friday on its official Twitch.tv channel. Check out the trailer above to see a highlight reel for the upcoming Turning Point content. For more on the RTS, be sure to read and watch Polygon's Company of Heroes 2 review.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Aug 05, 2013 08.05.13
Disctrict 9 director Neill Blomkamp talked about the positive side of the Halo movie film collapse. FEAR developer Monolith Productions unveiled its colonial-themed first-person shooter, Betrayer. Company of Heroes 2 will no longer be available for distribution in Russia. We wrapped up QuakeCon with info on Rage, artist Hugo Martin and The Elder Scrolls Online. Halo film's collapse was lucky, says director Neill Blomkamp Colonial-era FPS Betrayer coming Aug. 14 from FEAR devs Company of Heroes 2's Russian distributor halts sales Rage franchise could have a future, id Software says Why the artist behind 'Pacific Rim's' mechs settled down at id Software Elder Scrolls Online is becoming a lot more like a Skyrim MMO
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 25, 2013 07.25.13
Precursor Games relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for Shadow of the Eternals. Sony Europe is planning to hold dedicated events for indie developers on a quarterly basis. We take a closer look at why Russians aren't so happy with Company of Heroes 2 and the translation work that went into Mars: War Logs. Precursor Games confronts controversy, relaunches Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Sony Europe to hold events for indie developers Why gaming's latest take on war is so offensive to Russians A tale of two translations in Mars: War Logs
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 12, 2013 07.12.13
The Guardian has obtained documents that state Microsoft allowed the NSA access to private emails and Skype calls dating back as early as 2011. Sources have told us that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reviewing a report and questions raised by the Institute of Medicine about the effect of social media, music and video games on violent behavior. We talk with the people investigating the reported dumping group of thousands of copies of Atari 2600 game E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and spent some time with Company of Heroes 2. Report: How Skype secrets got into the hands of the NSA CDC closer to kicking off study into gun violence and gaming Company of Heroes 2 review: chain of command Unearthing E.T.: Fuel Entertainment's quest for the secrets of Atari's New Mexican...
By John Funk on Jun 25, 2013 06.25.13
A new launch trailer for Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes 2 shows off the new features and technology in the World War II-themed RTS. The TrueSight system changes the standard RTS "Fog of War" to reveal exactly what your units can and cannot see rather than operating solely from the birds-eye perspective of the player. As a squad rounds a thicket of trees their cone of vision on the map changes, and a tank shooting through a wall suddenly reveals enemy forces on the other side of the wall. ColdTech monitors soldiers' body temperature in the frigid Russian winter, and will kill them from exposure if they remain exposed to the elements without a source of heat for too long. Company of Heroes 2 aims to accurately recreate the different weather conditions of the Eastern Front, and...
By John Funk on Jun 21, 2013 06.21.13
In a video released today by Relic Entertainment, developers on Company of Heroes 2 discuss the single-player campaign that lets players take command of the fierce fighting on World War II's Eastern Front. Players will command actual historical battles like the grueling siege of Stalingrad, the fight for Leningrad, and the final push to Berlin, say the developers. "We base our story on history. There's a number of characters that we've kind of composited into ours. We're really trying to get their experiences across and portray the horror and terror of World War II in a way that is sensitive but unflinching." The single-player campaign will feature more variety than that in Company of Heroes, say the developers, including levels where you assault a medieval castle with modern weaponry...
By John Funk on May 28, 2013 05.28.13
Having delved into the personal costs of World War 2's Russian Front in a cinematic trailer, Relic Entertainment's newest Company of Heroes 2 trailer invites the viewer to see the battlefield as a commander does: from the skies. The "Above the Battlefield" trailer shows off the upcoming RTS' three main types of warfare, from infantry charges and armored vehicle assaults to aerial strikes. "Before you play the next big FPS," says the trailer, zooming the camera in close enough to see the units' individual animations, "take command." Company of Heroes 2 takes Windows PC players to the Russian Front on June 25.