(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Company of Heroes™ 2: The Western Front Armies, the much-awaited first big content offering for the tactical strategy blockbuster Company of Heroes 2™ is available online today for $19.99. Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes™. The Western Front Armies introduces two unique collections of new content – the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West.
Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase for $12.99 via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community, regardless of which content they own. All Company of Heroes 2 players can then battle across 31 maps (along with more than 1000 community maps available on Steam Workshop) in auto-match multiplayer.
The addition of US Forces has been the most requested army since Company of Heroes 2 first launched, by a large margin.Each new army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. They have been carefully balanced to ensure optimal game play with previously released armies.
Battle–hardened and fielding some of the most impressive heavy armor yet seen, the technical prowess of Germany is on full display. The Oberkommando West is a devastating force equipped with a new generation of super-heavy tanks, repeatedly counterattacking the US Forces attempting to drive into the heart of Germany.
Suffering from combat fatigue and spread out on enemy soil, US Forces have fought their way deep into Europe, driving back the German war machine. An army made of citizen soldiers; they have been pitted against a hardened professional military with over four years’ experience. Facing the best Germany has to offer, the US Forces fight desperately and viciously to expand the frontlines.
Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is developed by Relic Entertainment and available today for Windows PC. For more information on Company of Heroes 2, please see www.companyofheroes.com. For assets, please go to www.sega-press.com.
About Company of Heroes™ 2: The Western Front Armies
Take command of the iconic armies of WW2 in brutal frontline warfare to free Europe from devastating conflict. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader
Company of Heroes 2 was the winner of 7 E3 awards and more that 20 nominations.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA® Europe’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.