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Company of Heroes 2 dev diary spotlights multiplayer

Battling on the eastern front

Sega has released a new developer diary for Relic's Company of Heroes 2, discussing the team's goals for the multiplayer experience.

In the video below, various members of the development team talk about bringing the biggest battles from the eastern front to life in the game, as well as commander classes, asymmetric multiplayer, progression and content unlocks.

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A closed beta for the game recently ended ahead of the Company of Heroes 2 release date of June 25, 2013.

The sequel's producer Greg Wilson said: "We have been working hard since the Closed Beta balancing and improving all areas of the game as well as adding new matchmaking servers.

"COH2 has had one of the most successful beta programs we've ever run at Relic and the support of the fans has been a critical factor in making the game more balanced and stable for launch."

In April, Sega announced a new Company of Heroes 2 mode titled Theatre of War. It will offer a series of single-player and co-op challenges based around the Eastern Front's most iconic battles.

Last month, Sega revealed the Company of Heroes 2 Red Star Edition. Among other features, it will include a vehicle skin pack, additional multiplayer commanders, a Theatre of War mini pack, the original Company of Heroes plus expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor.