Company of Heroes 2 will release in Europe and North America on June 25, 2013, SEGA has announced.

The title had previously been due to release in March, but was delayed after being acquired by SEGA during THQ's assets auction.

SEGA says that the additional time in development will offer Relic - which was also acquired by SEGA - "additional time to help Company of Heroes 2 meet the high standard set by its predecessor".

"We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel fans deserve," said the game's producer Greg Wilson.

"However, the wait won't be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly."

Company of Heroes 2 is the second ex-THQ title to be dated following the publisher's collapse.

Last week, Deep Silver, which acquired Metro: Last Light, Saints Row and developer Volition from THQ, announced a May 17 release date for Metro: Last Light.

Source: SEGA Press Release