You can now download and play the pre-Alpha for Company of Heroes 3, a long awaited third installment of the popular World War II RTS series, this time taking place in the Mediterranean.
It’s been eight years since the Company of Heroes 2 was released so understandably Company of Heroes 3 looks set to be a dramatic upgrade over its predecessor. It features gorgeous visuals powered by Relic’s Essence Engine, new units, new tactical options and the largest single-player campaign in the franchises’ history.
You’ll be able to take command of real-time battles and you’ll also be able to call the shots on the overall campaign map. It has full sandbox style gameplay which gives players huge amounts of freedom and tactical choices. Using the environment to your advantage is vital as Line of sight is now a much bigger factor. Also, you have the option to use the new “Full Tactical Pause” feature that allows you to plan and cue up attacks at your own pace.
The open pre-Alpha focuses on the single-player campaign and will run until August the 4th. Visually and gameplay-wise it really feels like an evolution of the series. Download it now to join in the fight!