Relic’s new strategy game, Company of Heroes 2, is now out. The game is available on digital distribution platform Steam for $59.99 (Rs 3,600 approx). In retail channels, it is available through Indian distributor e-Xpress and costs Rs 999. If you had pre-ordered it from Steam, you’d get access to the Theatre of War mini pack and some skins, such as the Winter Ambush skin and the Woronezh Front skin.
Theatre of War is a mini-campaign of sorts that lets players experience a new single player story from events happening in different parts of the world concurrently to the events happening in the actual single-player campaign.
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The game is a sequel to the original Company of Heroes and has the same setting as that of the original—World War II. The original game was praised for its intensive action and a high requirement of tactics. The game quickly gained a lot of fans in the pro-gaming circuit. While it did have a single player campaign that had some of the biggest events of World War II, its multiplayer was undoubtedly the main pull of the game.
In Company of Heroes 2, it is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the bloodiest conflict of World War II, resulting in more than 14 million military casualties. Players will get to witness the struggles of the Red Army from near defeat through its incredible triumph over Germany in the most challenging and costly theatre of the war, the Eastern Front.
After THQ's bankruptcy, the publishing for developer Relic has been picked up by Sega, which has given Sega a monopoly over the strategy game genre, considering that it also owns Creative Assembly—responsible for the Total War series. As of yet, it is unclear whether the bankruptcy of THQ has had any negative effect on the game, though.