Company of Heroes 3, the newest game in the Company of Heroes franchise, is set to feature two different campaigns at launch. We’re a couple of months away from the Company of Heroes 3 release date, but the game looks exciting enough already. A real-time strategy game, it has been confirmed that two different campaigns will be available on the Company of Heroes 3 launch date.
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Two Nations, Two Battles
Company of Heroes 3 seems like it’s going to be a great game, but the inclusion of two campaigns at launch just might make it better. The first campaign is a big Italian campaign, which includes a vast map. Along with that, we’re also getting the North African operation. This second campaign will feature a brand new team, the Deutsche Afrika Korps.
The new second campaign isn’t going to be DLC. Some upcoming games have the inclusion of Day 1 DLC, such as Soul Hackers 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. These decisions have led to some big criticisms, fans don’t seem to like that content that is just cosmetics, cut out of the main game. Such as Shin Megami Tensei V‘s decision to make some very helpful demons, called Mitamas, DLC. The game seemed to remove a staple of the franchise all to make a quick buck, so it’s nice to see that Company of Heroes 3 is giving out the second campaign on launch day.
The battlefield in Italy is vastly different from the African one. The African one features vast open lands and small settlements with wide streets. Definitely the perfect place for a tank. The operation in Africa is different as well, there’s no dynamic map here. Instead, the African operation seems to adhere to the classic Company of Heroes strategy. The operation will feature missions that let the player engage in RTS battles. This seems like its own thing and doesn’t feel like it’s going to be similar to the Italian campaign at all. You can check out what the North Africa operation is going to be like here:
Company of Heroes 3 will launch on November 17th for PC only.