Today the World War 2 strategy game Company of Heroes 2 received the first DLC for its Theater of War mode. Players will be able to relive Case Blue, a German offensive against the Soviet Union, through a new set of missions.
"After the long winter of 1941, the German Wehrmacht launched a massive summer offensive in June of 1942 codenamed 'Case Blue'," says developer Relic Entertainment of the new missions. "The goal of this operation was to capture the oil-rich lands of the Caucasus region. Case Blue achieved spectacular early gains, but met with strong resistance around Stalingrad.
"Take part in a series of scenarios, challenges and battles based upon this operation. Command the mighty German war machine and lead their forces to victory from spring through to the harsh winter of 1942."
In the Voronezh co-op scenario, two players will command vehicles and infantry to capture a Russian city. Two solo challenges will put players in control of a prototype Tiger Tank and ask them to destroy Soviet convoys. The Case Blue set is rounded out by two A.I. battles in the Don River Valley and Kharkov, Ukraine.
Case Blue is available for purchase through Steam for $9.99. Players who own the Collector's Edition, Digital Collector's Edition, or Pre-Order Edition will be able to download it for free, though.
"Theater of War has become an overnight fan favorite and we are delighted to be able to add even more content with the Case Blue mini-pack," said Company of Heroes 2 producer Greg Wilson
Company of Heroes 2 shipped with 18 Theater of War missions earlier this year. Relic Entertainment plans to continue releasing DLC packs for this mode. There's certainly no shortage of Eastern Front battles for them to use as inspiration.
The patch accompanying the Case Blue DLC will also add two multiplayer maps. The first map, Kharkov, is an industrial city with chokepoints and plenty of close-quarters fighting opportunities. Rostov is a six-player map set around a frozen river, so be careful where you step.