SEGA Pits Total War: Rome II and Company of Heroes II Fans Against Each Other For Free DLC

Published on February 14th, 2014

Let the war for strategy dominance begin!

SEGA has come up with a rather ingenious Valentines Day promotion which pits and  fans against one another in a special weekend event for free DLC.

SEGA Pits Total War: Rome II and Company of Heroes II Fans Against Each Other For Free DLC

Russia versus Rome in the ultimate showdown! Find out more about the competition via makewarnotlove.com.

The stakes are this; every multiplayer win in either game contributes to an overall points tally for said title and whichever audience racks up the biggest number of points will see a select piece of DLC being sold via Steam for free, for five days after the event.

If Rome II fans prevail they’ll see the Beasts of War DLC discounted to zero pence, whereas if Company of Heroes 2 fans are more active they’ll get two new multiplayer commanders for free.

Frankly Rome II’s offering sounds like a better deal to us, but at the same time we think Company of Heroes 2 offers a better, more polished experience. Decisions, decisions.

SEGA Pits Total War: Rome II and Company of Heroes II Fans Against Each Other For Free DLC

The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest would've gone a tiny bit differently if Augustus had tanks instead of legions...

To get as many gamers on to the battlefield as possible, both releases will be half price on Steam for the duration of the event. All wins registered between Thursday, 13th February 18:00GMT/10:00AM PST to Monday 17th February at 18:00GMT/19:00CET count towards either tally.

“Company of Heroes? More like Company of ZEROES, am I right?” said Craig Laycock, community manager for Total War. “Their dreams will fall apart like a poorly-maintained M4 Sherman, rusting at the seams, and it’ll be Total War players that confine them to the scrap heap.”

“The only people dreaming here are the Total Bore team. Even a poorly maintained M4 Sherman would bust through the flimsy armour of a bunch of prissy Roman Legions. Doesn’t matter how many swords you bring to this gunfight, you’re going down,” rebutted Jeffery Simpson COH2 community manager.

A healthy rivalry between SEGA’s two strategy studios has been brewing rather nicely as of late, with Relic Entertainment resolutely beating Creative Assembly in a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match 2-0 only days ago. Will the Vancouver studio continue their dominance over Horsham’s finest? We’ll find out on Monday…

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