Flowers are good. Expensive chocolates are nice. Dinner and a movie will work. If you really want to blow your Valentine’s mind, invite her into a three-way with a Hun, a Russian general, and a space marine. (I guess technically that would be a five-way, but let’s not get all judgy.) Starting on February 14th, the annual Make War Not Love 3 event is beginning. This year, gamers can play Total War: Attila, Company of Hereoes 2, or Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and contribute to the war effort. The game that garners the most matches played by the 25th will win a prize. Dawn of War players could get the Tau Commander for Dawn of War II: Retribution. Company of Heroes players could snag the British Forces expansion. Total War fans could win the Slavic Nations Culture Pack. Only one game will win, so get playing!
If you’re wondering what the Slavic Nations Culture Pack could be, it’s brand new DLC for Total War: Attila. It features the Anteans, Sclavenians and Venedians for use in single or multiplayer modes. The Slavic factions have poison arrows and build wonders on the strategic map to win the campaign game.
The British are coming to Company of Heroes 2. Sega and Relic Games announced the latest standalone expansion, Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces. It’s a multiplayer-only affair that adds 15 units, eight maps, and six commanders to the real-time strategy game under the new British Army faction, including the Churchill Crocodile flamethrower tank and the RAF glider. Players who purchase this title without any of the other Company of Heroes 2 games will be able to play against any faction on any of the previously released maps. Along with the expansion, Relic is updating the game with a motion-captured animation system, and a “major” design upgrade to balance the existing factions.
Play as the unconquerable Britons and their motley-crew of soldiers! A force remarkable for its diversity, including Englishmen, Scotsmen, Welshmen, Irishmen – representing everyone from the working classes to the upper class elite of the United Kingdom.
Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces is available for preorder on Steam. The standalone expansion releases on September 3rd.
Company of Heroes 2 received the Elbe Day Update which added a sneak peek at units from the upcoming Company of Heroes: 2 The Western Front Armies. The Elbe Day Update comes with a large list of balance changes and bug fixes, but the stars of the patch are the two new commanders that allow players to use reinforcements from the stand-alone expansion coming this June.
The Soviet Lend Lease Commander calls in an iconic Sherman tank to the battlefield. The Sherman was the primary battle tank used by the Western Allies and one of several vehicles the Soviet army had access to through the Lend Lease program with the United States.
The German Mobile Defense Doctrine Commander calls in the mobile Puma, an armored car equipped with a 50mm canon. The Puma is an 8 wheel vehicle who’s speed and versatility made it an ideal for scouting and reconnaissance missions.
To the surprise of no one who’s played a World War II game because Saving Private Ryan, Sega will add America to Company of Heroes 2, which had previously languished on the Eastern Front where you couldn’t be America.
Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes. The Western Front Armies introduces two unique collections of new content — the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West. Each army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. The Western Front Armies also includes a new progression system that introduces other unique content into the game and enables players to dive deeper into the tactical and strategic aspects of the game than ever before.
America isn’t free, of course. America will cost $13. Germany will also cost $13 but whatever. America. The country that won World War II and therefore history. Brought to you by Sega this June.