SEGA of America announced celebrations and promotions for Company of Heroes 2 in honor of “Elbe Day”. “Elbe Day” took place on April 25, 1945 and marked first contact between American and Soviet troops near the German river, Elbe. The friendly encounter was an important step towards the end of World War II in Europe.

In honor of the historic event, the Company of Heroes 2 base game will be available for everyone to try out free of charge on Steam for the weekend. The game will appear automatically in every Steam user’s library as of today, April 24 at 10 AM PDT and will remain available until Sunday, April 27 at 1PM PDT. SEGA also announced that Company of Heroes 2 and all DLC will see a 66% off sales promotion. Company of Heroes 2 will be available for $13.59 USD until Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10 AM PDT.

For more information on Company of Heroes 2, visit the official website or the Steam store. Enjoy these recently released screenshots from the Company of Heroes 2 Two Fronts DLC and last E3.