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New details revealed about Company of Heroes 2

It would be easy for Relic Entertainment and THQ to simply cash in on the Company of Heroes franchise by regurgitating the same old game we played in 2006.

Luckily for us, it looks like Company of Heroes 2 will have some significant changes that will separate it from its predecessor.

In an interview with PC Gamer, Company of Heroes 2 Lead Campaign Designer Jacen Torres notes a few different features that will set this sequel apart from the original. One of these features is the new “True Sight” system, which allows “true movement across the battlefield,” and for a “dynamic line of sight based on objects that can block line of sight.”

If an object is blocking your view, chances are that you’ll be able to blow it up. Torres confirms that most things in Company of Heroes 2 will be destructible.

For those of you that are bored with the standard WWII scenery, don’t worry: Relic has chosen to go with the battles on the Eastern Front because the general public is less familiar with them. Even though these tales aren’t as popular, that doesn’t make them less significant: Torres says that 13 of ┬áthe 15 biggest, bloodiest battles of WWII were fought on the Eastern Front.

Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to release in early 2013 for PC.

Are you excited for more Company of Heroes?