What is Company of Heroes 3 about?

What is Company of Heroes 3 about?

By  Ben Perry - 20th Feb 2023

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What is Company of Heroes 3 about?

Company of Heroes 3 is the latest installment in the Company of Heroes series of top-down RTS videogames developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sega, set during WW2 that can be played solo or in multiplayer. In Company of Heroes 3, you take control of multiple factions like the British and U.S. forces, as well as the Wehrmacht and the Deutsches Afrikakorps — with their own strengths and weaknesses on 14 separate maps across the campaign — as you attempt to claim victory in the Mediterranean and North African conflicts of 1943.

Military tactics and strategies are placed in the forefront of Company of Heroes 3 gameplay as new dynamic maps force the player to not just maintain their frontlines but supply lines and troop strength, as well as weaken enemies who’ve dug into towns which can be besieged with the help of your allies. Once in battle, you command squads of infantry, light vehicles and tanks to outmanoeuvre and push the opposition back with the ability to call in air support and mortar fire.

For the more creative, or even daring, the new demolition mechanics made for urban warfare have structures that react to explosions and damage, leading to buildings sometimes falling down, crushing anyone beneath them while accidentally constructing new usable cover for troops. Open field warfare also has its own new mechanic relating to the rolling hills of Italy. Claiming higher ground will be as important as building trenches and fortifications due to the strategic advantage of ambushing convoys and negating enemy cover.

Staying true to the history of WW2, historical figures from all sides, including members of the Italian partisans that aided the allies against Mussolini, represented by the fictional Captain Valenti, are playable and can be interacted with to advise you on your next steps in the campaign. As well as playing through real-life battles, each win grants you the ability to access period-accurate weapons, vehicles and logistics to entice the history buffs playing.

Company of Heroes 3 will release on the 23rd of February 2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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