Another one of THQ's lost children is coming out the storm with a freshly announced release date, today. Developed by Relic Entertainment, Company of Heroes 2's publishing rights were sold to Sega in the recent THQ auction. Originally planned for a March release, the sale has now pushed the game back to June 25. Considering we're still unsure if all of THQ's properties will be getting new release dates, this is excellent news.
Executive Producer of Company of Heroes 2 Jonathan Dowdeswell offered the following thoughts on Sega's acquisition of Relic Entertainment:
"Our acquisition by Sega has given us the chance to work with a new partner that has a great track record of working with long standing PC franchises. It gives us great confidence to know that we have a well aligned team working to bring the best experience we can to gamers around the world."
In the mean time, a Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer closed beta is said to be nigh, which should allow some of the franchise faithful an opportunity to get a sample. As such, we'll once again be able to build the hype train up to speed a give Company of Heroes 2 all of the attention it deserves.
Company of Heroes 2 is now scheduled for release on June 25 exclusively on the PC. Sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed RTS games in existence, CoH 2 has a lot to live up to. Hopefully all the THQ drama hasn't significantly effected development. Check out more than a dozen new screenshots below.