Company of Heroes 2 shown in UK mag
by John Keefer, shacknews.com, May 3, 2012 10:00AM PDT
Fans of Company of Heroes have been waiting for any hint that a sequel was in the works, but recent images from a UK gaming magazine seem to show that those fans won't be waiting too much longer for an update to the wildly popular RTS franchise.
A thread on Reddit reveals scans of the upcoming issue of PC Gamer UK showing a massive cover story on Company of Heroes 2, detailing the reporter's trip to Relic to see the game. We contacted THQ and they have no official comment on the images or article.
According to the cover story, the game will be set on the Eastern front where "13 of the 15 bloodiest battles" of World War II took place, including Stalingrad, Smolensk, Kursk and Moscow. The story quotes Lead Designer Quinn Duffy as saying that the sequel isn't about being different, but being new and offering more. "We want more authenticity, we want more realism, we want more tactical improvements," Duffy said in the article.
Few major details were revealed, except a release date of sometime in 2013, but with the magazine out before an official announcement from THQ, we should be hearing more in the next few days.