Relic Entertainment has announced that Company Of Heroes 3 will be coming to Steam on November 17th. They also revealed new details tonight about their second North African campaign, which will offer a more traditional, narrative-driven single-player experience compared to their Italian campaign revealed last year. We were hoping to bring you more practical details of this new campaign tonight, but in classic RTS fashion, things didn’t quite go to plan. I’m sorry people. Here are the headlines instead.
The live-action reveal trailer below doesn’t reveal much, but it does hint at one of the new mechanics for Company Of Heroes 3’s North African Operation campaign: tank riding. Here you can pack your army boys on the back of your tanks for quick attack tactics. That electricityhosted by the happy RPS fanzine PC Gamer also showcased his new side armor attachments, enemy vehicle recovery, vehicle towing and more.
The good news is you don’t have to wait until November to get a taste of what the North African campaign has to offer. As with last year’s big reveal, Relic is releasing a “Mission Alpha” build that lets you try out a mission from the newly revealed campaign. You only have to go Company Of Heroes website and sign up for Relic’s community feedback program – COH development – However, if you have previous pre-alpha builds installed, Mission Alpha should automatically appear in your Steam library. The mission is free to play on Steam for one week from today through July 19th.
Relic also released a new developer diary about how they will continue to support the game post-launch. Check it out below. Tank battle royales, anyone?
I recently played 2013’s Company Of Heroes 2 for the first time and had a great, if somewhat dismal, time tackling the main campaign, so I’m very excited about the prospect two Campaigns to complete in Company Of Heroes 3. We’ll be bringing you more thoughts on what we think of the Mission Alpha build very soon, but for now, November 17th can’t come soon enough.