Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies RTS expansion coming to Linux and Mac

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Feral Interactive announced today that The Western Front Armies, the first major #expansion pack for the World War II #realtime #strategy game Company of Heroes 2, will be released for Linux and Mac via Steam on January 28th, with the Mac App Store version to follow shortly afterwards. Developed by Relic Entertainment and published by SEGA for Windows PC, The Western Front Armies adds incredible scope and depth to Company of Heroes 2’s critically-praised multiplayer experience.

This release also introduces Mac-Linux cross-platform multiplayer, enabling Linux and Mac gamers on Steam to go head-to-head on any of the 23 existing Company of Heroes 2 and the eight The Western Front Armies multiplayer maps. The new Linux-Mac cross-platform multiplayer feature does not require players to buy The Western Front Armies expansion, and will come via a free patch update.

The Western Front Armies expansion pack contains two additional armies, the versatile US Forces and the technologically-advanced Oberkommando West, each with unique units and abilities, as well as eight new maps set in the French and Belgian countryside. These armies are deployed in Skirmish mode, which can be played either online or offline.

Company of Heroes 2’s online Skirmish mode invites up to eight players to maneuver soldiers, guns, and tanks across feature-rich environments as they scope out the battlefield, secure targets and destroy their enemies. The Western Front Armies allows newcomers to enter the fray as either the US Forces or the Oberkommando West, while offering experienced players brand new tech-trees and strategies for each army.

On Steam, The Western Front Armies is available as a stand-alone game that offers a great entry point to Company of Heroes 2’s multiplayer. On the Mac App Store, The Western Front Armies is available as an in-app purchase, requiring the base game Company of Heroes 2 in order to play. Multiplayer for the Mac App Store version of the game is Mac-Mac only and supported by Feral’s own matching service.

New Commanders for each army will be released alongside The Western Front Armies, each offering a new style of play with a unique combination of five combat abilities. The Commanders are included with The Western Front Armies on the Mac App Store, and available for purchase separately via Steam.

Company of Heroes 2 offers one of the most exhilarating multiplayer strategy experiences on Linux and Mac, and The Western Front Armies builds on it,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “We’re especially excited to offer Steam Linux and Mac players the chance to play with or against each other for the first time with the release of The Western Front Armies.”

The Western Front Armies will retail on Steam for US $19.99, £14.99 (inc. VAT) and €19,99 (inc. VAT). If purchased separately, the US Forces and Oberkommando West armies will be priced at $12.99, £9.99 (inc. VAT) and €12,99 (inc. VAT) each.

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