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Sega confirms 'later than expected' Company of Heroes 2 release date

Strategy title pushed to June in US and Europe

Sega has announced that Company of Heroes 2 will release on June 25, 2013 in North America and Europe.

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Originally slated for earlier in 2013, Relic Entertainment says it is using the additional time to help Company of Heroes 2 "meet the high standard set by its predecessor."

Sega purchased Relic along with Company of Heroes this year after former owner THQ declared itself bankrupt.

Exec producer Jonathan Dowdeswell commented: "Our acquisition by Sega has given us the chance to work with a new partner that has a great track record of working with long standing PC franchises, It gives us great confidence to know that we have a well aligned team working to bring the best experience we can to gamers around the world."

Producer Greg Wilson added: "We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel fans deserve.

"However, the wait won't be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly."

Alongside the strategy sequel, legal documents previously revealed a second - and unannounced - project in the works at Relic, titled 'Atlus', pinned for a 2014 release.

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