Company of Heroes 2 has received a new developer diary that gives a glimpse into the dark and gritty single player campaign which allows players to assume command of the Soviet Red Army in brutal warfare against invading German forces.
Players will engage in warfare during the beginning of World War II’s most brutal conflict, as Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union’s frozen tundra results in over 14 million military casualties. As you smash your way to Berlin, expect to be engaged in visceral tactical combat that puts the Soviet forces in the spotlight.
The team at Relic is aiming to immerse players in the Red Army’s terrifying reality by taking research intelligence gathered from trips to Europe and attempting to recreate the battlefields that conflicting forces waged war upon. By digging through historical documentation of the conflict, Relic hopes to realistically portray what it would have been like for Soviet Union forces.
What’s most revealing about the team’s work on Company of Heroes 2 arrives when the team begins discussing the new Theatre of War mode. The team at Relic has created an experience that will allow players to simply absorb and perfect new tactics before they launch their invasion into online multiplayer.
“It’s not competitive multiplayer. You don’t have to worry about winning or losing. It’s about you exposing yourself to the historical arc of World War II, but also to dig into some of the tactics that were used to help you become a better player.”
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