Company of Heroes Online coming

by: John -
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Ahh, Company of Heroes. You're an awesome RTS and I had a lot of fun with you. Along the way, I moved on to others but I have very fond memories of you. What? You're coming back here in the U.S.? For free?

Yes, THQ announced they are bringing the free Company of Heroes Online to North America letting you RTS in WWII for free. Yes, there are some micro-transaction components to the game but you don't have to spend the money to level up quicker if you don't want to. I've heard Company had gone through some rough patches with, well the patches, but it's gone on to right the ship again to be a pretty solid RTS.

If you never played Company of Heroes, you should once the game appears here in North America. It's free so you can't beat the price.
Company of Heroes® Online to Invade North America

Free-to-play-RTS Game Scheduled for 2010 Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the evolution of its critically acclaimed real-time strategy game, Company of Heroes®, into a unique free-to-play micro-transaction online multiplayer experience scheduled for release in the North American market this fall.

Developed by THQ’s Relic Entertainment studio, creators of the award-winning Company of Heroes and Dawn of War franchises, Company of Heroes Online is an online multiplayer real-time-strategy game that is free to download and play. Building on the frenetic Real-Time-Strategy action of the original Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes Online offers army specialization, commander customization, and persistent progression, allowing players to strategize on and off the battlefield. Players will also have the opportunity to earn or purchase special units and upgrades and improve their army with each and every multiplayer victory.

Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented, “We are delighted to bring this award-winning franchise to gamers in a whole new way with the online version of the Company of Heroes experience. Players will benefit from the persistent upgrades and the ability to tailor their armies to really suit their play style making this a unique experience for everyone.”
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