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Company of Heroes 2 Russian distributor is no longer selling the game

Monday, 5th August 2013 23:59 GMT By Sherif Saed

1C, a large distributor of Company of Heroes 2 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe, is no longer offering the game for sale.

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The distributor had this to say on its website – as translated by Google:

“In connection with appeals of people who consider unacceptable number of episodes of the game, the company ’1C-SoftKlab’ chose 26 July 2013 to stop selling PC game Company of Heroes 2 (developer – Relic Entertainment, publisher – SEGA) in the territory of the Russian Federation and CIS.

“At the moment we are analyzing the situation and inform the developer and publisher.”

The move comes after a large number of Russian players complained about the game’s portrayal of the WW2 conflict on the eastern front.

Some started a petition asking Valve to remove the game from Steam, the petition amassed almost 17,000 signatures at the time of writing, while others went as far as to give the game very low user scores on Metacritic.

Company of Heroes 2 came out June 25 on PC to good reviews.

Thanks, Videogamer.

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  1. Erthazus

    Yeah. Agree with them. They should rename the game from Company Of Heroes to Company of Pussies. Seriously. singleplayer campaign is an awful POS.

    Multiplayer is good though.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. noamlol2

    there is always steam…

    #2 9 months ago
  3. sonderkrabbe

    besides all this pseudohistory nonsense, the game itself is utter crap

    #3 9 months ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    SEGA has issued a statement on this: http://uk.gamespot.com/news/company-of-heroes-2s-russian-distributor-suspends-sales-6412531

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Yoshi

    That’s just pathetic. That’s like a bunch of Germans saying Company of Heroes doesn’t portray WW2 on the Nazi side correctly and that Hitler wasn’t such a bad guy XD

    Ruskie WW2 was fucked up and it wasn’t pretty. I’d say they got it somewhat accurate, if anything with a decreased amount of fucked up :P

    #5 9 months ago