Relic Entertainment takes us to a new battlefront in WWII.
While all eyes were on the highly anticipated Age of Empires 4, the team from Relic Entertainment He has been secretly working on the new episode of one of the most beloved strategic sagas by fans of the genre for a good season. Company of Heroes 3 is real, we have played it, and here you have its first trailer and details, with abundant news that promise to renew the game formula of the CoH saga without losing its identity.
You can join the pre alpha and try your luck in the war of Company of Heroes 3The first thing that stands out is the new battlefront to which Company of Heroes 3 takes us, which goes from the cold lands of Russia and Poland to the warm Mediterranean, with Italy and North Africa as campaign settings. There we will experience the intense strategic action typical of this Relic Entertainment series with new combat options such as the assaults on buildings, which will allow us to liquidate its occupants without damaging the structure and even using stealth; ideal for orchestrating ambushes.
Using as a basis the Essence graphics engine, which is Relic’s own technology that has also served to give life to Age of Empires IV, one of the team’s maxims has been to bet on a war scenario rarely seen in video games. “There are so many interesting stories that have not been told about the war in the Mediterranean “, CoH 3 art director Tristan Brett told us in an interview in which he also delves into the contrast between the beauty of the settings and the brutality of the destruction.
We are in the middle of World War II, there is no diplomacy worthDavid littmanBut undoubtedly the great novelty of the new work of the authors of Homeworld is related to a large strategic map reminiscent of the games in the Total War saga, and not without reason, as Creative Assembly has advised the Relic team to shape this new combat and strategy experience by turns. “Their campaign maps are beautiful,” the CoH 3 art director told us. “We learned from them, but we also wanted to create our own map; we wanted it to feel like an integral part of the game experience.” This translates into the absence of options such as diplomacy because, they explain, it made no sense once the war started. “We are in the middle of World War II, there is no diplomacy That’s worth it, “says producer David Littman.
This campaign map will give us access to the traditional Company of Heroes missions, which will be affected by what happens on the game board. Enemies can take one of their turns to demolish bridges and leave us without reinforcements, or we can conquer an airport and then have air support in specific missions. The idea is that the battle feels alive, with comings and goings that lead us to fight with intensity for every inch of land.
No release date for Company of Heroes 3
Coming from Company of Heroes 2, in which the climatology played an important role in some of the missions, with extreme cold or dangerous terrain, we could not resist asking about this option in the new CoH as well, but if the very idea of fighting in the middle of a sandstorm excited you, bad news, We will not enjoy this kind of combat because, according to Relic, not all players were satisfied with the idea of fighting -also- against the weather.
There are so many interesting stories that have not been told about the war in the MediterraneanTristan brettWith the release of Age of Empires IV just around the corner, Relic Entertainment still has a lot of work to do. The test version that we have had access to was a pre-alpha, which indicates that CoH 3 is still in a premature stage of its development, which is why its authors have not wanted to offer an estimated release date. They want to take it easy, make it the best Company of Heroes possible, and also the most varied in terms of game content.
After about eight hours of play, you will soon be able to read our impressions with all the details of Company of Heroes 3, its great promises and what Relic hopes to achieve with this real-time strategy video game. If you are interested in the game, you can sign up for the Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha to start enjoying their intense pitched battles.
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