Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies Announced by SEGA

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This used to be such a nice neighbourhood…

SEGA has announced that Company of Heroes 2 will see a new standalone multiplayer offering: The Western Front Armies.

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies takes players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original Company of Heroes. Of course, being a new addition to the franchise, this jaunt back into familiar territory 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 via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community.

Each of these armies presents distinctive tactical gameplay options, along with new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps. Also included is a new progression system that introduces even more unique content into the game and enables players to dive deeper into the tactical and strategic aspects of the game than ever before. 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, regardless of what content they already own, even if they have just purchased the new Western Front Armies. Definitely a cool feature.

Greg Wilson ( Executive Producer at Relic Entertainment) said:

“We know how much fans love the setting of the original game and we have responded to their request to revisit the Western Front. By offering Western Front focused content to Company of Heroes 2, we are giving players a brand new set of tactical options that significantly expand their multiplayer experience. At the same time, it has never been easier for new players to get access to our vast multiplayer community.”

The Western Front Armies is set to launch in June and will be available on Steam $29.95. So grab your weapons and jump back into the fray as Company of Heroes returns to battle. The war begins again.

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