Developer Relic Entertainment’s Company of Heroes was critically acclaimed upon its 2006 release. Lauded, in particular, for its inventive design and clever gameplay systems, the game set a new benchmark for the entire genre. Now, nearly 15 years after that initial launch, it’ll be playable from the palm of your hand in a new mobile version for iOS and Android from Sept. 10.
A new launch trailer celebrates the announcement today, offering a first glimpse at its performance on mobile devices.
A press release today explains that the user interface has been “highly tailored to touch controls,” which is a good thing considering how intense the action can get on a given map. Micromanaging different squads, setting up defensive positions, and keeping the war machine churning requires a fair bit of precision, so it will certainly be interesting to see how the experience translates to touch screen.
As for which devices are compatible, all iPhones from the 6S onward are supported, while the following Android phones are compatible:
- Google Pixel 2 or better
- Samsung Galaxy S8 or better
- Samsung Galaxy Note8 or better
- OnePlus 5T / 6T / 7 / 8
- Sony Xperia 1 / XZ2 Compact
- HTC U12+
- LG V30+
- Motorola Moto Z2 Force
- Nokia 8
- Xiaomi Mi 6 / Mi 9 / Mi 9T
- Xiaomi Pocophone F1
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Company of Heroes is a premium game with no in-app purchases, and will be available from the App Store and Google Play Store for a single purchase of $13.99 on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Company of Heroes’ sequel is cited by Twinfinite as one of the 7 most popular RTS games to play right now.