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Company of Heroes

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Relic

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'Company of Heroes' Officially Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT

In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game. Company of Heroes' completely destructable environment means no two battles ever play out in the same way. Advanced squad AI delivers startling new realism and responsiveness, bringing soldiers to life as they interact with the environment and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate the opposition forces.

"Company of Heroes will again demonstrate Relic Entertainment's reputation for excellence and innovation in the RTS genre," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "Relic's unparalleled story-telling and action-oriented approach to the genre have never been more pervasive than across the battlefields of World War II Europe."

Company of Heroes is built on Relic's next-generation Essence Engine and also utilizes the Havok Physics engine, delivering cinematic visual detail in a world completely driven by realistic physics. Gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game. Company of Heroes' completely destructable environment means no two battles ever play out in the same way. Advanced squad AI delivers startling new realism and responsiveness, bringing soldiers to life as they interact with the environment and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate the opposition forces.

From the opening shots of the D-Day invasion of Normandy players will find themselves immersed in a rich single player campaign. Experience the cinematic intensity, courage, and bravery of the heroes that defined a generation, set against the backdrop of the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game.

Features :

  • Essence Engine – Relic’s next generation cutting-edge engine provides graphics quality and a physics driven world that is unprecedented in an RTS.
  • Environmental Strategy – Real-time physics and a completely destructible environment guarantee no two battles ever play out in the same way. Destroy anything and re-shape the battlefield in your image! Use buildings and terrain to your advantage, or deny them to the enemy.
  • Living Soldiers - Advanced squad AI brings your soldiers to life as they interact with their changing environment, take cover, and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate all enemy opposition.
  • 2-8 players MP competition via Lan or Internet – Go online with friends and join in the ultimate battle of Axis versus Allies.

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