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Company of Heroes 2 open beta launches today, lasts through June 18

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2013 9:00am PDT

Company of Heroes 2 kicks off its open beta later today, which will last through June 18. Unlocks earned in the beta will be available in the full game as long as you buy it within 60 days.


"I've seen several Relic betas (CoH, CoH:OF, DoW2, DoW2: Retribution) and just about every ..."

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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 ..."

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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 beta access granted for Facebook like

By Steve Watts, Apr 15, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Company of Heroes 2 has opened the second phase of its beta, allowing anyone who "likes" the game on Facebook access for a limited time.


"They're just trying to give us an 'authentic' Big Brother Feeling..."

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Company of Heroes 2 pre-order bonuses announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 05, 2013 8:00am PDT

Sega has outlined its Company of Heroes 2 pre-order bonuses, including a post-launch mini-campaign, multiplayer skins, and German and Soviet commanders with extra abilities.


"With the amount of DLC they're talking about for this game, it's time to hold out for another ..."

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Company of Heroes closed beta begins April 2

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 7:30am PDT

Company of Heroes 2 will launch its closed beta next week. The first round is only for pre-order customers, but it will open up to more players in the coming weeks.


"At least you can play the AI this time, human vs human beta's are sometimes annoying, especially ..."

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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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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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Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer preview: winter of discontent

By Kat Bailey, Dec 10, 2012 9:00am PST

If any game can do winter right, it's Company of Heroes 2. It's just too bad that few people are apt to notice it in multiplayer.


"And asymmetrical maps are awesome sauce unless you have to start on the disadvantaged side in a ..."

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Company of Heroes 2 trailer shows turning point of war

By John Keefer, Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm PST

Company of Heroes 2 takes place on the Eastern front during World War II, featuring some of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A new trailer for the game from THQ shows off the "Turning Point" of the war from the Russian perspective.


"They shouldn't show those first-person cinematic angles that make it look like a poor man's FPS ..."

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Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 coming in March 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2012 1:45pm PST

Two of THQ's most anticipated games are now expected to ship in March, "later than initially planned."


"THQ has a big problem with DLC-ing every game to death now... It really just promotes people ..."

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