Company of Heroes 2 was released in 2013, and developer Relic Entertainment kept the title up-to-date for several years. Nine years later, they’re returning with Company of Heroes 3. After a year of alpha tests and multiplayer open dev sessions, Relic has announced a solid release date and first campaign details for the conclusion to their World War II RTS franchise.
When will Company of Heroes 3 release?
Company of Heroes 3 will be released for PC on February 23, 2023. This puts Company of Heroes 3 out almost a decade after the second entry was released. Relic has detailed a multitude of new technology and advancements in physics and AI via development diaries leading up to the reveal of this release date. Company of Heroes 3 will launch with more content than previous entries available in game day one, rather than DLC.
Company of Heroes 3 Launch Details
Company of Heroes 3 will be launching with two distinct campaigns at launch. These two campaigns will feature different theaters of war and, for the first time, two unique gameplay formats.
The Italy Campaign
This campaign was the first campaign announced alongside the game’s initial reveal. The Italy campaign will feature several firsts for the Company of Heroes franchise, such as a persistent, turn-based campaign map. This non-linear campaign structure mixes the style of grand strategy ideals you would expect from a Total War title, mixed with the real-time tactical combat this series is known for.
The North Africa Campaign
This second campaign will feature the North African Operation campaign. This campaign will harken back to the tried-and-true formula of earlier games in the series. It will feature a linear, story-themed structure centered around desert warfare the North African theater of war was known for.
Relic has also revealed two different versions available for pre-order on Steam. These versions contain the following content.
Company of Heroes 3 Digital Launch Edition
- Devil’s Brigade DLC Pack – A collection of perks inspired by the first commando units of World War 2.
- US Rifleman Cosmetic [Legendary]
- S Scout Cosmetic [Legendary]
- M18 Hellcat Cosmetic [Legendary]
- M8 Greyhound Cosmetic [Legendary]
- Pioneer Profile & Title [Legendary]
Company of Heroes 3 Digital Premium Edition
- Company Of Heroes 3 Full Game
- Devil’s Brigade DLC Pack
- Premium DLC Pack
- Expansion #1 [Coming 2023]
- Premium US HQ Cosmetic [Legendary]
- Premium Victory Point Cosmetic [Legendary]
- Premium US M4 Sherman Cosmetic [Legendary]
Regardless of which edition you choose, you’ll be able to hop in on February 23, 2023, and check out everything Company of Heroes 3 has to offer.