Relic Entertainment News


Company of Heroes 2 'one giant, offensive stereotype' to Russia, say critics

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Company of Heroes 2 has received sharp criticism among residents in and around Russia, for how it portrays the brutality of Russian leadership in World War 2.


"Yeah so was the game based on the the COLUMBIA SHOOTING MASSACRE when i was a kid and Ethnic ..."

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Homeworld & Homeworld 2 HD remakes coming from Gearbox

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 20, 2013 9:14am PDT

Gearbox plans on releasing HD remakes of Relic Entertainment's Homeworld and Homeworld 2. The remakes will be available on PC.


"Multiplayer ran fine for me. The game itself also ran fine on my cheapo system which was weak ..."

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Company of Heroes 2 review: same intensity, little innovation

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT

It is just unfortunate that after waiting so long for a sequel, Company of Heroes 2 doesn't offer much in the way of innovation. That said, it still is everything its predecessor was: an intense and enjoyable RTS that gives you the feeling of really being an armchair general...


"So is this like the BF3 deal where you pay for the unlocks or is it stuff you only get from the ..."

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Company of Heroes 2 dev video dives into multiplayer

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2013 10:00am PDT

Relic Entertainment has released a new developer video for Company of Heroes 2, focusing on the multiplayer experience.


"They interviewed one of the lead designers last week on 3 moves ahead, he said the bonuses were ..."

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Company of Heroes 2 campaign demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 14, 2013 9:45am PDT

Some E3 demoes are broadcast for the world to watch, some are only for us to write about, and some, well, we wouldn't be allowed to tell you about those for months. How delightful, then, that the Company of Heroes 2 campaign mission shown at E3 is now available for everyone ...


"steam://run/231430 Took me a while to find the link as well."

- code-e255 see all 4 comments

Company of Heroes 2 trailer appeals to fans of any war game

By John Keefer, May 29, 2013 9:00am PDT

If you are planning to purchase a World War 2 FPS in the near future, Sega wants you to hold of for a bit and check out Company of Heroes 2 first so you can refine your battlefield skills "by foot, by vehicle and by air."


"At the other end of the spectrum, I enjoyed this beta so much that I was sad when it ended! I'm ..."

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Company of Heroes 2 cinematic trailer is pretty

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2013 7:00am PDT

Does today's new cinematic Company of Heroes 2 trailer in any way inform you of how good the game will be? Not in the least. Does it give you a pleasant two minutes of watching something pretty? Oh absolutely! In that spirit, here, brighten up your morning with a miserable l...


Company of Heroes 2 Theater of War mode teaches tactics

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 29, 2013 9:00am PDT

Shacknews got a chance to check out Company of Heroes 2's new Theater of War mode, which offers special challenge missions for anyone looking to take a side turn from the main campaign and get some additional training before heading into the multiplayer arena.


"not gonna get this game based on an engine from 2005 with subpar game elements. "WOOOHOO we got ..."

- Vogerl see all 6 comments

Sega adds more to Company of Heroes 2 Digital CE

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2013 2:10pm PDT

Now that Sega will be publishing Company of Heroes 2, it has decided to up the ante a bit by offering a new Digital Collector's Edition that will include a few more perks than the one originally offered by THQ.


"I've been playing a bit of the Beta, and don't really like it so far..."

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Company of Heroes 2 release pushed back to June 25

By John Keefer, Mar 06, 2013 8:00am PST

Company of Heroes 2 was originally slated to come out this month, but the troubles of former publisher THQ and the sale of developer Relic Entertainment to Sega has pushed the game's release date back to June 25.


"..considering I'm a major RTS fan, companies are sometimes too optimistic regarding ..."

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App developer requests crowdfunding for Homeworld franchise

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST

Relic was purchased by Sega during THQ's auctions, but Homeworld seems to have been left out of the arrangement. App developer teamPixel has started a crowd-funding campaign to purchase the rights to Homeworld and continue development.


"the phrase "touch-control Homeworld-inspired space RTS" does not inspire confidence, but maybe ..."

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THQ studios and games sold to Sega, Koch Media, Crytek, Take 2, and Ubisoft

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 23, 2013 12:30pm PST

In an auctioning process, THQ has sold many of its studios and upcoming games.


"THQ bought them for $10 million and sold them for $26 million, thats a pretty good profit!"

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Interview: The many subtle changes of Company of Heroes 2

By Kat Bailey, Jan 02, 2013 9:00am PST

Relic Entertainment's Simon Watts talks about online multiplayer in Company of Heroes 2, the impact of the weather, and whether Company of Heroes has changed all that much over the years (and whether it needed to change).


"I wonder how AI is going to be able to handle blizzards and things...."

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How winter in Company of Heroes 2 will change online multiplayer

By Kat Bailey, Dec 31, 2012 10:00am PST

Relic Entertainment has added the dead of winter to its already formidable recreation of World War 2 in Company of Heroes 2. But Relic's Global...


"I'm looking forward to this one, if for nothing else a different RTS at the very least! "

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Company of Heroes 2 screenshots reveal DirectX 11 features

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST

Got yourself a big shiny DirectX 11 video card, have you, but furious that few games seem to do much with it? You'll be pleased to hear that Company of Heroes 2 dabbles in DX11 for a few shiny effects, then, shown off by publisher THQ in a trio of new screenshots from Relic'...


"COH is still the best, and even moreso now with the Blitzkrieg mod. CAN NOT wait for 2"

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