More Company of Heroes goodness ships
9/25/2007 7:44:00 PM
The next installment of Company of Heroes, Company of Heres: Opposing Fronts has shipped. The first game was really awesome so I have high expectations for this one. Two new armies and two new campaigns highlight the continuation of the COH series.
THQ Ships Company of Heroes™: Opposing Fronts™
Next Chapter in Top-Rated Real Time Strategy Franchise Storms Retail Outlets
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Company of Heroes™: Opposing Fronts™, developed by award-winning Real-Time Strategy (RTS) developer Relic Entertainment, has shipped for the Windows PC platform. Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the next installment in the highest-rated RTS franchises of all time, building on the success of the original Company of Heroes™ with two new armies and vastly enhanced multiplayer options. The game is now available at major retail outlets worldwide.
“A year ago, THQ shipped Company of Heroes and shattered all barriers for cinematic intensity in the RTS genre,” said Kevin Kraff, director of global brand management, THQ. “Today, we are thrilled to release the next critically-acclaimed chapter in the Company of Heroes franchise and once again establish a new standard for excellence.”
“Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts delivers Relic’s best RTS gaming experience to date, weaving together the epic stories of the Battle for Caen and Operation Market Garden with countless advancements in soldier and vehicle AI, environmental strategy, and visual realism,” said Tarrnie Williams, general manager, Relic Entertainment. “The addition of two new unique armies opens up many exciting possibilities within the Company of Heroes universe, and we are very proud to deliver the highest level of RTS gameplay to our fans worldwide.”
About Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the next chapter in the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes franchise. Players take command of the German Panzer Elite as they struggle against the might of the Allied forces, or lead the British 2nd Army in the vicious battle for Caen, France. Internally developed by Relic Entertainment, this standalone title does not require the original Company of Heroes to play, features two unique armies with full length campaigns, new multiplayer strategies when combined with the original Company of Heroes, Microsoft DirectX® 10 support, mission persistence, improved vehicle and soldier AI, enhanced physics and a dynamic weather system. Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is fully compatible with the original Company of Heroes, allowing players to wage war with four unique armies.