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Company of Heroes 2 shows gameplay cuts, cold soldiers

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Company of Heroes 2's marching orders bumped (opens in new tab) its original January 2013 release to March, but the latest trailer for the WWII RTS reveals an Eastern Front very much active with tank slug-outs, a sniper's playground of ruined villages, and a militarized take on fending off winter's chill with a playful flamethrower tickle. As always, Relic's proprietary Essence 3 engine surges with power through impressive destruction effects and its characteristically insane level of detail at close angles. And if you've missed out on the original Company of Heroes' withering warfare, you can plunk down $1 over at the Humble Bundle (opens in new tab) for the full game and its expansions.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?