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Company of Heroes 2 pre-order bonuses and collector's edition unveiled

Posted by: Travis at 9/20/2012 10:24 PM
Sequel to one of the most explosive and innovative games to storm the strategy genre, Company of Heroes 2 from Relic Entertainment and THQ aims to be even more impressive by offering a variety of new content and even more spectacular visuals. Those interested in learning more about the sequel can read my impressions of the game from this year's E3. Just announced today are a wealth of pre-order bonus offers from various retailers, in addition to the unveiling of a digital collector's edition with a host of extra goodies. I've listed the pre-order bonus offers below, which hopefully assist in browsing through the many deals being offered at retailers.
  • Global bonus/every pre-order - German Rotbraun and Soviet Leningrad vehicle skins
  • Selected retailers - Closed beta access
  • Steam bonuses - Access to the Steam pre-purchase tiered reward program and Team Fortress 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Retribution unlocks
  • Origin bonuses - Soviet Bryansk vehicle skin
  • ShopTHQ bonuses - Command Pass (available separately after game launches) that includes additional multiplayer maps and access to member only events
Along with the various pre-order bonus offers, series fans will want to set their sights on the digital collector's edition that contains an assortment of goodies. For the retail price of $99.99, the collector's edition will include access to three of the first single-player content packs, Command Pass membership, exclusive German Whitewash and Soviet Winter tank skins, veteran's badge for display on in-game player profiles, and copy of the original Company of Heroes along with both expansion packs.

Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled for release in early 2013.



COMPANY OF HEROES® 2 DIGITAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION AND PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES ANNOUNCED
Fight for the Motherland and Unlock Exclusive In-Game Content

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - Sept. 20, 2012 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a number of pre-order incentives as well as a Digital Collector's Edition for its upcoming strategy game Company of Heroes® 2, sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all-time.

All customers* who pre-order the game from participating retailers will receive a global pre-order bonus consisting of two vehicle skins for their medium weight vehicles, the German Rotbraun and Soviet Leningrad, with selected retailers also offering guaranteed beta access during the Closed Beta phase.

As well as these incentives customers who pre-order the game from Steam will be enrolled into the exclusive Steam Pre-Purchase Tiered Reward Program which will feature a number of rewards including unlocks for Team Fortress 2 and Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War II® Retribution.

Players who choose to pre-order from Origin instead will receive all of the global pre-order incentives, as well as an exclusive Soviet Bryansk Front vehicle skin to convert their heavy vehicles.

Finally ShopTHQ pre-order customers will receive the same global pre-order incentives as the other retailers as well as the Command Pass, which will entitle players to download new bonus multiplayer maps as well as take part in exclusive members only events. The Command Pass will also be available for purchase separately post-release.

As well as Standard Edition of the game, a Digital Collector's Edition is available for $99.99. Included in this edition is access to the first three single player "Content Packs" when they become available as well as the Command Pass, exclusive heavy German Whitewash and Soviet Winter Cobblestone tank skins and a Veteran badge to display on the player's in-game profile. Additionally, players will receive the award-winning original Company of Heroes base game with both its expansion packs.

Ron Moravek, executive vice president of production, commented, "We are dedicated to delivering a worthy sequel that improves on the experience delivered by Company of Heroes. We are delighted to be able to reward our most dedicated fans with these unique pre-order incentives to help them stand out from the crowd."

The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title on Gamerankings.com (with more than five reviews) with an average of 93.82 percent based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93 percent based on 55 reviews.

Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be available for PC in early 2013. For more information please visit www.companyofheroes.com.

*Exceptions may apply where certain retailers are unable to distribute unique tokens.  Check with your retailer.

About Company of Heroes 2
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties.  Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Company of Heroes 2, Essence, ColdTech, Relic, Relic Entertainment and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.