Company of Heroes Announced

Company of Heroes has been officially announced after first word on the upcoming World War II strategy game from Relic Entertainment trickled out last week (story). Here's word on the project:
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., April 25, 2005: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) and critically acclaimed development studio Relic Entertainment today announced Company of HeroesTM, the next revolution in action-strategy gaming on Windows PC. A real-time strategy (RTS) game set in World War II, Company of Heroes brings to life, in full cinematic detail, the greatest war mankind has ever known. Scheduled to release worldwide in 2006, the game will make its public debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May.

"Company of Heroes will again demonstrate Relic Entertainment's reputation for excellence and innovation in the RTS genre," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "Relic's unparalleled story-telling and action-oriented approach to the genre have never been more pervasive than across the battlefields of World War II Europe."

Company of Heroes is built on Relic's next-generation Essence Engine and also utilizes the Havok Physics engine, delivering cinematic visual detail in a world completely driven by realistic physics. Gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game. Company of Heroes' completely destructable environment means no two battles ever play out in the same way. Advanced squad AI delivers startling new realism and responsiveness, bringing soldiers to life as they interact with the environment and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate the opposition forces.

Early press on Company of Heroes:

    • "...delivers a visceral punch made possible by a giant leap forward in ground-level RTS graphics technology." - PC Gamer (June 2005)

For more information on Company of Heroes, please visit the official website at www.companyofheroesgame.com
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For everyone saying they want some thing new; they're tired of WW2: Try LEGO Star Wars. It is definitely different!

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Apr 25, 2005, 14:43
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Apr 25, 2005, 14:43
 
uh oh.
Does CoH now refer to Company of Heroes or City of Heroes. And when will Company of Villains be released?

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Apr 25, 2005, 14:19
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I have seen the shots of Age 3 and they look fantastic. I still maintain that the Company of Heroes shots look better.

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Apr 25, 2005, 14:10
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Apr 25, 2005, 14:10
 
Obviously :-)

I don't post here a lot, so forget that Blue's uses it's own strange brand of markup :-)

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... did you just try html???

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Apr 25, 2005, 13:33
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Apr 25, 2005, 13:32
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Apr 25, 2005, 13:32
 
Main Site's still going live, but the mini-site is here, and it has 5 flash screenshots (that should be up on the main site today in a 1280x960 resolution).

<a href="http://thq.com/game.asp?1147|49224" target="cohmini">Hot Link Action</a>.

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Apr 25, 2005, 13:22
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If you think this game is the best looking RTS, then you haven't seen the screens of Age of Empires III. The most realistic game I've seen yet and it's an RTS.

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that webpage is dead.

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Apr 25, 2005, 12:18
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Apr 25, 2005, 12:18
 
but ANOTHER WW2 game? purleasseee
give us something new PLEASE. I cant wait this long for spore....


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Apr 25, 2005, 11:39
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Apr 25, 2005, 11:39
 
Saw the screenshots in the new PC Gamer...if those are real, then this is the most incredible looking FPS...I mean RTS (they make Call of Duty 2 look 2 years old) WWII has ever seen. Also they have a before and after shot of a town...totally destroyed, looks freakin' awesome. BTW, yes, I am a Relic fanboy.

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Apr 25, 2005, 11:30
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Apr 25, 2005, 11:30
 
That's better :-)

(The original title of this newspost was "Company of Legends Announced")

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Apr 25, 2005, 11:14
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Advanced squad AI delivers startling new realism and responsiveness, bringing soldiers to life as they interact with the environment and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate the opposition forces.

I'd like to see that... a strategy game with AI? Hell no, that's just insane.

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N/T

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