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‘Company of Heroes 2’ Russian Distributor Stops Sales

Company of Heroes 2 sales in Russia have been stopped, due its portrayal of the Soviet Union in World War II. Distributor 1C-SoftClub announced it will stop selling the game because of these overwhelming complaints.

“In connection with appeals of people who consider unacceptable number of episodes of the game, the company 1C-SoftClub 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 (Commonwealth of Independent States, which is a group of former USSR countries),” said 1C-SoftClub is a statement published on the company’s website, which has been translated by Google.

“At the moment we are analyzing the situation and inform(ring) the developer and publisher of Company of Heroes 2.”

1C-SoftClub is one of the largest video game publishing and distribution companies in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. They were also the company distributing copies of Company of Heroes 2 within the region.

Relic Entertainment has pointed out the historical accuracy and eye-witness testimony used when creating the games narrative, however over 17,000 people signs a petition asking Valve to remove the game from sale within these territories.

SEGA has responded to VideoGamer regarding the situation.

“SEGA and Relic are aware of the press stories circulating concerning Company of Heroes 2 and the historical context of the game from a Russian perspective. At this time we cannot offer any further comment, however we are taking this issue very seriously and are investigating these concerns thoroughly with all relevant partners.”

For those who are still able to purchase Company of Heroes 2, be sure to check out Ryan Livingstone’s full review.

Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction and you can like them on Facebook, follow his daily life on Twitter @JamieAA, his personal blog and his videos on YouTube.


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