Some of the innovations of the real-time strategy game will include Relic's proprietary Essence 3.0 Engine which features not only innovative visuals and destructible environments, but the "Dynamic Battle Tactics" artificial intelligence.
According to the official description, "It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict... Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin."
Relic promises that Company of Heroes 2 will be a "true successor" to the original game. Producer Greg Wilson promises the game will include "a new front, new protagonists and new technology while retaining the unique mix of strategic gameplay and competitive multiplayer that made the original Company of Heroes such a success."
The official site,, has been updated to include additional info about the sequel.