THQ has officially announced Company of Heroes 2, which will release in 2013 on PC.
Company of Heroes 2 will take place on World War 2′s Eastern Front where players will control the Red Army of the Soviet Union. The game will use Relic’s Essence 3.0 engine to improve graphics and environmental damage. Relic Entertainment Producer, Greg Wilson said:
“Company of Heroes 2 is a true successor, introducing a new front, new protagonists and new technology while retaining the unique mix of strategic gameplay and competitive multiplayer that made the original Company of Heroes such a success.”
The original Company of Heroes released back in 2005 and was met with critical praise, gaining a score of 93%. The first in game screenshot is available to view below.