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Two trailers go to war for Company of Heroes 2 DLC

The Oberkommando West is one of two $12.99 packs being offered in Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies, a forthcoming DLC release from publisher Sega. Profiled in one of two trailers released today (above), the German army is "battle hardened and newly equipped ... a resurgent and very dangerous foe," according to developer Relic. Oberkommando West's mission is to defend Germany from U.S. attack, in a simulation of the Battle of Hurtgen Forest during World War II. The other video (below) focuses on U.S. forces, led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Fatigued following the rapid advance from Germany, they must overcome a tough enemy and uncompromising terrain. Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies arrives on Windows PC on June 24. The two packs can be bought together...

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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies expansion launches June 24

The Western Front Armies, a standalone multiplayer expansion for Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2, will launch June 24 for $19.99, publisher Sega announced today. Sega also revealed that those who pre-order The Western Front Armies will receive a unique vehicle skin for each of the two factions, the U.S. Forces and the German Oberkommando West, as well as matching faceplates. Each army will also be available to purchase individually for $12.99. You can see both in battle in the trailer above. As the name implies, the expansion will bring players back to the setting of the first Company of Heroes. Each army will have unique abilities, vehicles, weapons and more to use in The Western Front's eight multiplayer maps. Company of Heroes 2 was released...

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Company of Heroes 2's Victory at Stalingrad DLC coming Nov. 12

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.

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Company of Heroes 2's Turning Point expansion hits Nov. 12

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.

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Halo film, Betrayer, Company of Heroes 2, QuakeCon: Speed Run

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

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Precursor Games, Sony, Company of Heroes 2, Mars: War Logs: Speed Run

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

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Microsoft, video games and violence, E.T., Company of Heroes 2: Speed Run

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...

Company of Heroes 2 Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 06/25/2013
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Relic Entertainment
    • Score 7.0
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