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Company of Heroes 2 will launch for Linux and Mac next week

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Feral Interactive #announced today, World War II real-time #strategy game Company of Heroes™ 2 will be #released for Linux and Mac via Steam on August 27th, with the Mac App Store version to follow shortly afterwards. Developed by Relic Entertainment using Essence Engine 3.0, published by SEGA for PC, Company of Heroes 2 has received critical praise for its exciting tactical gameplay.

Players will direct their troops through fast-paced real-time battles in the brutal fight to turn the tide of World War II. From the desperate defense of Stalingrad to victory in Berlin, they must defeat a tenacious enemy and survive the deadly cold of the Russian winter.

Objective-based missions challenge players to maneuver soldiers, guns, and tanks across feature-rich environments to scope out the battlefield, secure targets and destroy enemies. Players will navigate hazardous terrain, take advantage of cover and overcome the freezing temperatures and treacherous ice that can make the difference between crushing defeat and hard-won victory.

DLC for the Steam version of Company of Heroes 2, including the Theater of War mission packs as well as additional Commanders and Skins, will be available on August 27th via in-store purchase. The Steam version of Company of Heroes 2 will support Linux-Linux and Mac-Mac multiplayer using Steamworks.

DLC for the Mac App Store version of Company of Heroes 2, including the Theater of War mission packs as well as additional Commanders and Skins, will be available post-release, via in-app purchase. The Mac App Store version of Company of Heroes 2 will support Mac-Mac multiplayer using Feral’s own multiplayer matching service.

Company of Heroes 2 will retail on Steam for US $39.99, £29.99 (inc. VAT) and €34.99 (inc. VAT), and on the Mac App Store for US $39.99, £29.99 (inc. VAT) and €39.99 (inc.VAT). A mini-website dedicated to the game is available now at Feral Interactive.

Minimum system requirements for Linux:

  • Memory: 4.0GB RAM
  • Processor: 2.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU
  • Graphics: 1GB or better graphics card (requires an Intel Iris Pro graphics card or an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better, with driver version 352.21 or later)
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) or SteamOS
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 30GB free Hard disc space

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