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We’ve been fortunate enough to get hold of both Quinn Duffy and Jeffery Simpson at Relic to talk to us about their upcoming release Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies in more detail.

While we had them, we also talked about their relationship with the community, better use of data, mapping and community content and what it’s like now working for Sega.

Read all about it here!

 

 

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http://store.steampowered.com/news/12399/

“Save 50% off Company of Heroes 2 and Total War: Rome II during this week’s Weekend Deal!

Right now ROME II and Company of Heroes 2 fans are at WAR! Every victory you have in these two games until February 17th at 9am Pacific, counts towards this ultimate faceoff! The fans who earn the highest percentage of victories in that time will win access to free DLC! Free content will be available to download once the winning side is announced until 10am pacific Saturday, February 22nd.

You can follow along to see which side is winning at www.makewarnotlove.com

*Discount ends Monday, February 17th at 10am pacific.”

Company of Heroes 2 Launch Day!

Posted in Company of Heroes by on June 24th, 2013

Company of Heroes 2 is available today!

Purchase now on steam.

I’ve had a terribly good time playing the Beta. Can’t wait to get my hands on Single Player later today!

Company of Heroes 2 - Open Beta!

Posted in Company of Heroes by on June 5th, 2013

The Open Beta is on for Steam users who pre-ordered!

Instructions seem to be to simply go to your library and install Company of Heroes! Looks like Multiplayer progress in the Open Beta will carry over to retail as well!

We also have some fantastic news for beta participants and pre-order customers. Anyone who participates in the Open beta will be able to transfer all progression and unlocks earned, if they purchase the game within the first 60 days of launch and play it on the same Steam account as the beta! That means any commanders, skins or bulletins you unlock in beta will be yours to use in the full game.

I’ve very much enjoyed my time with CoH 2 so far!

It looks like the dust has settled down from Sega’s acquisition of Relic. The COH2 facebook page notified me that the new release date for Company of Heroes 2 is now June 25th, 2013.

 

You can continue to pre-order COH2 from Steam for some fancy TF2 hats and possible pre-order rewards.

 

Quinn Comments on the State of CoH2

Posted in Company of Heroes by on January 24th, 2013

Quinn Duffy, Game Director for CoH2, is making the rounds to the various community sits.

He popped by our forums as well.

Read what he had to say.

Relic Studio Head to Activsion, Auction News

Posted in Company of Heroes, Homeworld, Relic by on January 23rd, 2013

Relic’s studio head, Alex Peters, has left Relic for Activision.  Details on “Develop”.

 

Also, Sega appears to be in lead position to purchase Relic from THQ.

 

Rumours currently suggest that Sega is in pole position to land Relic Entertainment, although this has not yet been confirmed.

 
Looks like this site has details of the purchase of Relic for 26 million by Sega.

Update: It’s official, THQ is dead. Relic is now a Sega studio (by the looks of it). No update on the individual IPs.

Update 2: Court filing. Looks like Sega might only have Company of Heroes!

Update 3: From the same court filing, Someguy spotted that Smoking Gun interactive is doing work related to Company of Heroes. “Mapping Company of Heroes to Steam”. Does this mean CoH will get a patch to move it off Quazal to Steam?

Update 4: Spotted by RadiantMonolith was this indigogo project launched today to try and recover the HW IP (so we now know at least one bidder for the IP). That project lead, Robert Santos, indicates that the HW IP was NOT auctioned off today and will be auctioned later in the month. Discuss here.

Company of Heroes 2 Multiplayer Hands On

Posted in Company of Heroes, Relic, THQ by on December 10th, 2012

 
 

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MULTIPLAYER HANDS ON

 

 

Welcome to the Relicnews Company of Heroes Multiplayer preview. I recently traveled to London to be shown a multiplayer-enabled build of Company of Heroes 2 (http://www.companyofheroes.com/) and contained below are my impressions of the game as stands. Much like the single-player hands on previously published (which can be read here) it’s worth stressing that these impressions are based on a non-final build of the game and are particularly susceptible to change before launch, not to mention the barrage of balance patches that will undoubtedly drop post-launch.

This article is split into two parts, one addressing the major changes to the Company of Heroes 2 pre-game sequence and the other addressing the changes/improvements over the original Company of Heroes as well as and the previous versions of Company of Heroes 2 that we’ve covered before.

 

Continue reading by clicking here!

 

 

Company of Heroes 2 Pre-Alpha Hands-On

Posted in Company of Heroes, Relic, THQ by on November 16th, 2012

 

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SINGLE-PLAYER HANDS ON

 

Welcome to the Relicnews Company of Heroes Alpha (early) build preview. Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Eurogamer Expo along with other community members from various sites to speak to Relic and THQ about the upcoming strategy title Company of Heroes 2 (http://www.companyofheroes.com/).

We were able to play the demo single-player mission available to all attendees that was the same as seen at other shows, but we were also allowed access to a skirmish (vs computer) map later on in the show, giving us a much better idea of what the game is like overall and giving us some very strong hints as to what multiplayer might be like. Though we didn’t get to play against each other, we expect to be able to get some multiplayer impressions down the line and really dig out more finalised details. Speaking of which, there were some pains given to impress on us that the builds we were playing were a long way from finalised in any way, so please keep in mind that practically everything written about in this article is subject to change.
 

Read more by following this link!

 

Relic’s Jager has posted a thread listing items they are auctioning off to raise funds for their entry into the “Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer” event.

Super cool stuff listed, all of it signed, including a signed copy of Homeworld 2!