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Company of Heroes 2: free bonus DLC announced for pre-orders

by Mark Tyson on 8 April 2013, 09:35

Tags: Sega (TYO:6460), PC

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SEGA has announced that customers who pre-order Company of Heroes 2 (CoH2) will be eligible for free bonus DLC for the game. This RTS sequel has been a long time coming, the original critically acclaimed game was released in September 2006, and the pre-order DLC is offered to “reward our most loyal fans for pre-ordering the game,” according to Greg Wilson, the game’s producer. CoH2 will focus on the WWII Eastern Front campaign.

DLC Content

So what do you get for having enough faith to be an eager beaver pre-order believer? First and foremost there is a mini-campaign called “Theatre of War”. This is a single player story from “another part of the war”. Two vehicle skin packs will also be free for pre-order customers, these are the Winter Ambush and Voronezh Front skin packs and with them you will be able to customize the look of your multiplayer vehicles.

Four new multiplayer commander options will also be available. The German army will be able to utilise the Joint Operations Doctrine, specializing in precise artillery strikes and the Offensive Spearhead Doctrine for players who want to use heavy armour and airstrikes to crush their opponent. The Soviet army will be able to utilise the Anti-Infantry Tactics Doctrine, enabling units like flamethrower tanks and the Conscript Support Tactics Doctrine which allows for rapid reinforcement in the heat of battle.

SEGA take the reins

In January we heard that SEGA bought Relic Entertainment from the THQ assets auction. The change in publishers doesn’t seem to have had an impact on the game or its release schedule. The game uses Relic’s own “Essence 3.0 Game Engine”. The engine will allow technical improvements to the game such as dynamic weather conditions, destructible environments and TrueSight fog-of-war mechanics, to enhance the realism of this RTS. The game will use DirectX 11 features where available but is backwardly compatible with DirectX 9 hardware.

The new CoH2 game will be available for PC in June 2013.

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I have a real problem with “Free DLC” while the game is at the preorder stage tbh.
Gone are the days of me ever buying a game pre order.
I'd rather wait the 6 months get it for half the price and know its not gonna be a rushed buggy PoS. This probably wont apply to CoH but I've been burnt so many times.
I'm so glad I didnt pre-order the two games I was going to put money down on, Sim City and Defiance.
personally think this game looks dated before its even released, kinda expected much better graphics, closer to real life models than this.
I have tried it and I would say it does look really good in motion and with some AA on, and the character animation and the voice work do help.