Company of Heroes 2 - From who? Ze Germans?

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It's happening!

There's scans online of the new issue of PCGamer UK where it's apparently the cover story

There's an article on Shacknews that has some minor details. And here's the reddit thread with the scan from the magazine.

So happy.

*Late addition, a link to the imgur album with all the magazine scans

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Day one purchase now that I have a PC that can run it!

Between this and the newly announced Saint's Row The Third expansion, I'm super stoked. THQ isn't going down without one Hell of a fight. I will pre-order this the second the Steam option goes up.

This is indeed good news.

It really does sound like CoH2 is a direct sequel to CoH, rather than changing it as DoW->DoW2

Scratched wrote:

It really does sound like CoH2 is a direct sequel to CoH, rather than changing it as DoW->DoW2

If they had gone the DoW2 route with this I wouldn't be nearly as excited as I am. I mean, I like DoW2 and all, it's great, but it's not at all what I want from another Company of Heroes.

Thin_J wrote:
Scratched wrote:

It really does sound like CoH2 is a direct sequel to CoH, rather than changing it as DoW->DoW2

If they had gone the DoW2 route with this I wouldn't be nearly as excited as I am. I mean, I like DoW2 and all, it's great, but it's not at all what I want from another Company of Heroes.

Yep, I like some base management as well as having craploads of units on the field. I'm really hoping that they surprise us with co-op in the main campaign. That would be so awesome.

Huzzah! I am super excited.

But in some ways I wish it wasn't WWII. Vietnam would have been cool.

Sweet! Looks purdy.

TempestBlayze wrote:

But in some ways I wish it wasn't WWII. Vietnam would have been cool.

The thing is that I think the game is made around WW2. The type of battles, the environments, the units involved, and so on. It would be quite different in another war, not just a skin over the same gameplay.

I kind of agree, you can't go to Vietnam without fundamentally changing too many things.

Plus if you really look at Vietnam a lot of the combat was very similar. It doesn't offer nearly the kind of potential for gameplay variety as a setting like WWII does.

And I mean come on... the eastern front! And it's been years since we had that giant glut of WWII games. I really don't mind going back now at all.

!!!!!

Time to finally start playing the original. Sigh.

Korean war would also be interesting; why is that one nearly totally ignored by companies?

Eastern front! Procedurally generated snow! Sequel to the best RTS ever made! Yes!

I had forgotten who my uncle was, so I am glad to have a reminder.

So happy right now! I need to go pick up a copy of PC Gamer for this momentous occasion.

EDIT: Damn, it's the UK Edition.

mr_n00b wrote:

So happy right now! I need to go pick up a copy of PC Gamer for this momentous occasion.

EDIT: Damn, it's the UK Edition.

I saw Evan Lahti say something about it being on the cover on twitter, so maybe it's the US version too? I have no idea.

Hooray!

Kick-ass.

This is awesome news! Loved the first one and some of the mods.

Holy awesomesauce of awesomeness! That's entirely made of awesome. Hot damn I'm excited now. CoH is my number 1 game of all time. Of all freaking time! This is a good day.

Day 1 purchase. Heck I'll preorder this now if they put it on Steam.

Ooh, Russians! I always thought they could have mined a little deeper into the potential factions in Company of Heroes, I loved being able to play the Brits when they came out with the expansion, they suited my playstyle much more than the Americans. Russians are the obvious next step, it makes me wonder who else they could include, particularly on the Axis side? I don't really know if the Japanese would work, it's not really a game that would suit the Pacific theatre. Italians? Finland?

That's a really interesting read by the way, Finland was such a unique case in the war, and you almost never hear about it.

I think the Japanese could work, it would require retooling the rock-paper-scissor balance purely within the scope of infantry combat but I think it's more than doable. The unit set would fit well into a Close Quarters/Light Infantry/Heavy Infantry system. Similarly I would really like to see this series move into Korean/Vietnam war combat at some point. But that's thinking too far ahead, the Russian military fits well into the current CoH model and I'm happy they're finally giving the Eastern Front some love. Day one purchase for me as well, this news has inspired me to get back into Tales of Valor MP.

Instantly tops the list of games I am looking forward to.

I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

There goes 400 hours of my life.

Yes Please!

Funny thing is, I couldn't hack the ability-based micromanagement of CoH. But I totally get the positioning/statistics micromanagement of Men of War. I guess I might get this one on sale sometime. Hopefully they will have a demo.

Hope hope hope it gets announced for OnLive. We've got DoW2, so there's definitely a chance...

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Parallax Abstraction wrote:

THQ isn't going down without one Hell of a fight.

Weird, because I'd always heard that CoH wasn't a big money maker. Of course, other than DoW3, I guess you might decide to rely on a brand rather than try something new.

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Oh, and didn't Relic re-acquire the rights to Homeworld?

Fan-freaking-tastic!

Loved the original CoH, but I never did any multiplayer. I know I know, as clumsy as it was stupid. Things will be remedied this time around.

A thought for total Eastern Front gaming overload: a rotation of Red Orchestra 2, Company of Heroes 2, Unity of Command, and War in the East with a sprinkling of David Glantz on top. You get recent and quite well done games covering FPS, RTS, light wargame, and heavy wargame all included.

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