(Source THQ)

 

The upcoming strategy game Company of Heroes® 2 has received critical acclaim coming out of E3 winning a number of awards.

 

Company of Heroes 2 impressed E3 judges and secured seven Best of E3 2012 wins thanks to its cutting edge Essence™ 3 Engine. Notable achievements include Best PC Game from G4 X-Play and Machinima as well as a number of Best Strategy Game plaudits from other outlets.

 

On top of the wins mentioned above Company of Heroes 2 was nominated for over 18 Best of E3 2012 awards including Best PC and Strategy game in the official Game Critics Awards and Best Overall Game for IGN.

 

Michael Lustenberger, Vice President of Global Brand Management – Online commented, “The original Company of Heroes set a lofty standard and we are delighted that the sequel can now join it as a multiple-award winner coming out of E3. What we showed press was just a taste of what is still to come with this title.”

 

The full list of awards and nominations is below:

 

Awards

Best PC Game – G4 X-Play

Best PC Game – Machinima

Most Valuable Game – PC Gamer

Best Strategy Game – Gaming Excellence

Best Strategy Game – Neoseeker

Best Strategy Game – Comics & Gaming Monthly

Best Sound – Flesh Eating Zipper

 

Nominations

Best PC Game – Game Critics Awards

Best Strategy Game – Game Critics Awards

Best Overall Game – IGN

Best PC Game – IGN

Best Strategy Game – IGN

Best PC Game – G4’s X-Play

Best Strategy Game – G4’s X-Play

Best PC Game – Machinima

Best Strategy Game – Machinima

Best Strategy Game – Neoseeker

Best Strategy Game – GameSpy

Best PC Game – Destructoid

Best Strategy Game – Neoseeker

Best PC Exclusive Game – Gaming Excellence

Best Strategy Game – Gaming Excellence

Best Strategy Game – Comics & Gaming Monthly

Best of E3 – Multiplayer.it

Best Sound – FleshEatingZipper.com

 

The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title (with more than five reviews) on Gamerankings.com with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.

 

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