Would-be generals will soon have a less expensive route to joining the virtual World War 2 battlefields of Company of Heroes 2, thanks to the June 24 release of The Western Front Armies.

As we explained last month, The Western Front Armies is a standalone addition to Company of Heroes 2 that both introduces new content and allows those without a copy of Company of Heroes 2 to enjoy its multiplayer component. Along with transporting players to the titular Western Front, the addition introduces two new armies: the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West. Additionally, The Western Front Armies includes eight new multiplayer maps, as well as an "extended progression system" that should introduce a few new tricks to the existing Company of Heroes 2 factions.

The Western Front Armies is currently available for pre-order at a price of $20. Those who already own Company of Heroes 2 will be pleased to hear that both the US Forces and German Oberkommando West will be available for purchase as individual DLC additions.
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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

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COMPANY OF HEROES 2: THE WESTERN FRONT ARMIES ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND PREORDER BONUS ALONG WITH FIRST GAMEPLAY TRAILER

SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today released the first gameplay trailer for Company of Heroes™ 2's upcoming standalone multiplayer offering The Western Front Armies, revealing a June 24, 2014, release date. SEGA also announced that customers who preorder The Western Front Armies will receive two unique vehicle skins (one for each faction) with matching faceplates.

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes™. The Western Front Armies introduces two unique collections of new content - the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West. Each army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. The Western Front Armies also includes an extended progression system that introduces other unique content into the game and enables players to dive deeper into the tactical and strategic aspects of the game than ever before.

The Western Front Armies will launch on June 24, 2014. Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.