'Company of Heroes 2' from SEGA.
Video game publisher SEGA has set a June 25, 2013, release date for Company of Heroes 2, the upcoming strategy game from developer Relic Entertainment. The game will release simultaneously in both North America and Europe.
"We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel they deserve," commented Greg Wilson, Producer of Company of Heroes 2. "However, the wait won't be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta."
Originally slated for earlier in 2013, Relic Entertainment is using the additional time to help Company of Heroes 2 meet the high standard set by its predecessor, Company of Heroes. Underpinned by the cutting-edge Essence 3.0 Engine, the upcoming game brings tactical strategy to life like never before, thanks to the new ColdTech weather system, the revolutionary dynamic line of sight system, TrueSight technology, and realistic destructibility.
"[Relic Entertainment's] acquisition by SEGA has given us the chance to work with a new partner that has a great track record of working with long standing PC franchises, it gives us great confidence to know that we have a well aligned team working to bring the best experience we can to gamers around the world," commented Jonathan Dowdeswell, the game's Executive Producer.
Company of Heroes 2 was previously to be published by THQ. SEGA purchased the rights to the franchise during THQ's bankruptcy proceedings.