Sega of America and Sega Europe today announced that Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled for release on June 25, 2013 in North America and Europe.
Originally slated for earlier in 2013, Relic Entertainment is using the additional time to help Company of Heroes 2 'meet the high standard' set by its predecessor. The game runs using the Essence 3.0 Engine and according to the press release will include a 'realistic ColdTech weather system and realistic destructibility'.
Jonathan Dowdeswell, Executive Producer of Company of Heroes 2, commented, "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."
"We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel they deserve, commented Greg Wilson, Producer of Company of Heroes 2. However, the wait won't be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly."