Sega and Relic Entertainment have announced Company of Heroes 3, the latest installment of the long-running series. The game is planned for launch on PC in 2022. Fans of the series are invited to sign up for a CoH-Development account via the official site in order to gain access to pre-alpha preview events, design documents, developer discussions, art drops, and more. The first pre-alpha event is underway and will be available for testers through August 2nd. In addition, CoH3 is now available to be wishlisted on Steam and those who opt to link their Steam accounts to a CoH-Development account will gain access to the pre-alpha as well.
CoH3 sends players off to the Mediterranean with boots on the ground storytelling in an all-new location. They will explore the game world and will unlock new tactics, factions, and a “wealth of untold stories from WW2“. Players will travel from “windswept Italian mountain passes to harsh North African deserts and coastal vistas”.
New features to the series include:
- the use of the Essence Engine 5
- the Dynamic Campaign Map to control ground, air, and naval forces and supply lines
- Full Tactical Pause mode in the single-player campaign
“We’re really excited for players to experience CoH right from the pre-alpha stage and to receive their valuable feedback,” said Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager at Relic Entertainment. “We’ve been co-developing the game with some of our fantastic community members for years now, and they have been instrumental in providing consistent and meaningful feedback at every step of the development process. We are ready to expand that program in a massive way with our fans around the world via our CoH-Development program, which has been made possible by Amplitude Studios™’ superb Games2Gether platform.”