THQ announced that the next installment of the RTS series Company of Heroes
will be titled Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
. The game will feature play as the British 2nd Army in Caen, France and as Commander of a German Panzer Elite. Online multiplayer will allow up to four armies, including full compatibility with the original Company of Heroes. The game is scheduled to launch in fall 2007 for PC and will use the proprietary Essence Engine and Microsoft DirectX 10.
THQ Announces Company of Heroes™: Opposing Fronts™
Standalone Title Scheduled to Ship with Upgraded Essence Engine in Fall 2007
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Company of Heroes™: Opposing Fronts™, the next chapter in the groundbreaking real-time strategy (RTS) franchise, from internal studio Relic Entertainment, is scheduled to launch in fall 2007 for Windows PC. Powered by the proprietary Essence Engine and Microsoft DirectX® 10, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts allows players to fight as the tenacious British 2nd Army during the heroic World War II liberation of Caen, France, and command the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history. Players can battle online in exciting new multiplayer modes with these two all-new armies and utilize full compatibility with the original Company of Heroes™ for a total of four playable armies.
“Company of Heroes smashed preconceptions of what an RTS game could and should be, earning dozens of industry awards and the highest review score average of any RTS title in the last decade, ” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. “Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is an epic new chapter in this series, and we are excited to bring this top-tier cinematic RTS to consumers worldwide.”
”In Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts players will experience fast-paced dynamic tactics like never before, in two of the most brutal World War II campaigns ever fought, ” said Tarrnie Williams, general manager, Relic Entertainment. “With two intensely cinematic campaigns, significant upgrades to the Essence Engine, mission persistence, improved vehicle AI and weather effects that directly impact the battlefield, we’re delivering yet again on our commitment to leading the way in strategic gaming with the best, most innovative titles available.”