Company of Heroes 2 Will Portray Soviet Winters

Are you tired of playing World War II “simulators” that don’t give you the full experience of a Soviet winter in the 1940’s? Well, you’re in luck! THQ announced today that its award-winning upcoming strategy game Company of Heroes 2 will do just that, provide gamers with a genuine experience of a Soviet winter.

Any historian will attest to the huge role the brutal Soviet winter played in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II and this is now realistically simulated in-game thanks to Relic Entertainment’s new Essence™ Engine 3.0 and its ColdTech system.

ColdTech will simulate an “extreme cold” soldiers would experience back in World War II on the Eastern Front. At those temperatures, human skin would freeze within minutes. What were those temperatures? Only minus 40 Fahrenheit.

The new engine will also provide realistic snow, meaning the depth of the snow will have an effect on player moving, as well as the temperature at which there is snow – 20 degrees with snow is much different from minus 20 degrees with snow.

Company of Heroes 2 doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but it will be out sometime early in 2013 for PC.

Check out the trailer:

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Nick Marcantonio

Nick interns in Manhattan while living on Long Island. His gaming passion runs deeper than the Mariana Trench. A graduate with a Music Industry degree, he passes the time playing FIFA 13 and eating cookies for breakfast.

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