AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2012-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that its upcoming strategy game Company of Heroes ® 2 has received critical acclaim coming out of E3 winning a number of awards.
Company of Heroes 2 - The Soviet SU-76 in action (Photo: Business Wire)
Company of Heroes 2 impressed E3 judges and secured seven Best of E3 2012 wins thanks to its cutting edge Essence™ 3 Engine. Notable achievements include Best PC Game from G4 X-Play and Machinima as well as a number of Best Strategy Game plaudits from other outlets.
On top of the wins mentioned above Company of Heroes 2 was nominated for over 18 Best of E3 2012 awards including Best PC and Strategy game in the official Game Critics Awards and Best Overall Game for IGN.
Michael Lustenberger, Vice President of Global Brand Management - Online commented, “The original Company of Heroes set a lofty standard and we are delighted that the sequel can now join it as a multi-award winner coming out of E3. What we showed press was just a taste of what is still to come with this title.”
The full list of awards and nominations is below:
AwardsBest PC Game – G4 X-Play
Best PC Game – Machinima
Most Valuable Game – PC Gamer
Best Strategy Game – Gaming Excellence
Best Strategy Game – Neoseeker
Best Strategy Game – Comics & Gaming Monthly
Best Sound – Flesh Eating Zipper
NominationsBest PC Game - Game Critics Awards
Best Strategy Game - Game Critics Awards
Best Overall Game - IGN
Best PC Game - IGN
Best Strategy Game - IGN
Best PC Game - G4’s X-Play
Best Strategy Game - G4’s X-Play
Best PC Game - Machinima
Best Strategy Game - Machinima
Best Strategy Game - Neoseeker
Best Strategy Game - GameSpy
Best PC Game - Destructoid
Best Strategy Game - Neoseeker
Best PC Exclusive Game - Gaming Excellence
Best Strategy Game - Gaming Excellence
Best Strategy Game - Comics & Gaming Monthly
Best of E3 - Multiplayer.it
Best Sound - FleshEatingZipper.com
The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title (with more than five reviews) on Gamerankings.com with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.
Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be available for PC in early 2013. For more information check www.companyofheroes.com.
About Company of Heroes 2
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, asGermany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes®. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
About Relic Entertainment
Founded in 1997, Vancouver based Relic Entertainment is a leading developer of video game entertainment and a subsidiary of THQ publishing. During its 15 years of operation, Relic has released 15 titles, secured numerous ‘Developer of the Year’ titles from top gaming outlets like IGN.com and has an average Metascore of over 80% based on the whole portfolio.
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