Company of Heroes 2 will introduce a new Theater of War mode that will "act as a perfect bridge between the game's single and multiplayer content," game director Quinn Duffy said via press release.
The mode will include new single-player content in which players "are pitted against overwhelming odds" in AI battles against enemy commanders. This will help "introduce traditionally solo players to the online elements of the game," Duffy said. Single-player scenarios also have potential for co-op play with friends.
Theater of War will feature various missions as either the Soviet Red Army or the German side from important battles during 1941. More missions are expected at a later date, but Company of Heroes 2 will include nine missions for each faction at launch.
Company of Heroes 2 will launch June 25 for Windows PC. Sega recently announced the game's digital collector's edition, which adds multiplayer skins and Commanders to the game's pre-order bonus.