Relic / Sega are ready to deploy to the Western Front
Relic/Sega unveils the latest video for "Company of Heroes 2:
The Western Front Armies." The haunting trailer depicts the brutal
fighting of World War II during the darkest days of the
In the game players will experience and strategize some of the
most ferocious fighting of World War II, as American soldiers are
pitted against the German forces.
Mill+ director Rob Petrie explains the creative craft behind the
trailer: "The idea was inspired from the Korean War memorial in
Washington DC. Having these statues locked in time walking through
the tall grass really struck at me.
"A huge inspiration was from original war photography. Capturing
a soldier's expression in a moment of quiet can be just as powerful
as an image taken in the midst of battle and chaos.
It was important that the audience felt the statues
belonged within their environment. I decided on the idea of
Northern Europe as one memorial to those who fought, and you could
stumble upon these statues in the woods or countryside of France,
each bronze soldier locked in time and mid action, not
overly heroic but simply as they would have been during the
The music played a huge role in the film, with the score and
sound effects bringing out the emotive quality of the film and gave
it an over all poignant and reflective tone.