‘Company Of Heroes 3’ release date announced with free demo

An early level from the North African 'Company Of Heroes 3' is available to play now

Sega and Relic Entertainment have announced a release date for upcoming real-time strategy game Company Of Heroes 3, and shared further details on what fans can expect.

Company Of Heroes 3 will launch on November 17, 2022, and will be available on PC. Along with a release date, Relic Entertainment has also opened up a free alpha which lets players try “one of the early missions” from the North African campaign.

The alpha also offers “a first look at the long-awaited Deutsches Afrikakorps faction”, and details on signing up can be found here.

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At launch, Company Of Heroes 3 will have four playable factions (US Forces, British Forces, Wehrmacht and Deutsches Afirkakorps) and two campaigns – the Dynamic Campaign set in Italy, and the more story-focused North African Operation.

A new trailer for the North African Operation was released yesterday (July 12), and can be watched below:

Looking further ahead, Relic Entertainment has also shared what fans can expect from Company Of Heroes 3 beyond launch.

Relic community manager John Tabbernor has shared that Company Of Heroes 3 will be supported for “years to come” with a mix of free and paid updates, and added that a “player-first mindset” will be used to encourage feedback and suggestion from fans.

Meanwhile, live-ops manager Chris Casanova teased that Relic already has several ideas for post-launch content, and will release content with a “seasonal cadence”. Casanova says that players can expect “new modes, hopefully new events, new challenges” as well as more expansions, something that previous Company Of Heroes games have included.

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