Dawn of War III Announcement

Posted on 03 May 2016 by
Lee Braden

“Knowledge is power, guard it well” the battle cry of the Blood Ravens, the Space Marine chapter in Dawn of War, which returns in 2017. After 5 years since the launch of Dawn of War II: Retribution, and the acquisition of the rights from THQ to SEGA, a new Dawn of War has been announced, and it’s going to be big.

Following with hero units and the large armies of the previous games, Dawn of War III gives us more walkers, such as the Eldar Wraithlord, Ork Deff Dreds and rare Imperial Knight walker, these tower over the battlefield engaging foes, bringing more to the battle.

Building on 12 years of gameplay, Dawn of War III gives us customisation of elite heroes, rich strategic experiences, stunning visuals and some surprises which we expect from Relic as the franchise gets a new and updated game.

“This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” said Stephen MacDonald, the title’s Executive Producer. “Our biggest units ever? Check. Giant orbital lasers? Check. Base-building, epic heroes, huge battles, it’s all in there. Get ready for the biggest Dawn of War yet. For the Emperor!”

As mentioned on the website, there are 3 fractions at launch, Orks under warlord Gorgutz, Eldar under Seer Macha and the Space Marine chapter Blood Ravens, the heroes of the previous Dawn of War games, who are now lead by Gabriel Angelos, the commander of the 3rd company from Dawn of War II.

From what has been said by developers in other interviews, the base building is harping back to the old Dawn of War I style, so you will need to capture relics and power nodes to build and improve your army, also mentioned was the tactic of ordering 3 drop pods to bring in extra Space Marines into the heart of battle, and the orbital laser from a Dauntless Class Battle Cruiser for the Marines.

For more information as there are still hidden surprises, head on over to the Dawn of War website.


Official Press Release

London, 3 May 2016 – At long last, the sun rises on a new age of battle! Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, the long-awaited third instalment of the critically-acclaimed real-time strategy franchise. The loyal are rewarded!

Dawn of War III immerses players in the escalating brutality of galactic warfare, where they will lead elite hero units and colossal armies to victory, or oblivion. Powerful super-walkers will tower over the front lines as screen-shaking assaults blister the battlefield in an all-out, over-the-top spectacle worthy of the iconic Games Workshop® Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Building on 12 years of explosive gameplay, Dawn of War III combines the epic scale of Dawn of War, with the customization and elite heroes of Dawn of War II. The result is a best-in-class edition giving players the rich strategic experience, stunning visuals, and catastrophic surprises that they’ve come to expect as Relic brings the franchise into the modern era.

“This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” said Stephen MacDonald, the title’s Executive Producer. “Our biggest units ever? Check. Giant orbital lasers? Check. Base-building, epic heroes, huge battles, it’s all in there. Get ready for the biggest Dawn of War yet. For the Emperor!”

In an announcement trailer released on the official Dawn of War III YouTube Channel this morning, Relic revealed the devastating forces of Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks locked in battle, slipping ever deeper into the darkness of endless war.

With previous instalments released prior to Relic’s acquisition in 2013, Dawn of War III will be a landmark release for Relic: its first main title produced entirely as a SEGA®-owned studio.

“This announcement is a big moment for all of us at Relic, and at SEGA,” said Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager at Relic. “We’re setting the bar for what we can achieve, and showing players what they can expect from us in the future. This is just the beginning.”

For future updates on Dawn of War III, visit www.dawnofwar.com.


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Comments (2)


Posts: 46
Stephen Haselden
Posted 06 May 2016, 21:14
If they do the campiagn along the lines of Dark Crusade, then I'll be very happy, especially if we can play the campiagn in PvP

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Simon Sirmenis
Posted 03 May 2016, 18:55
Woohoo, I love this part "harping back to the old Dawn of War I".
If they do the campaign along the lines of DoW I too then I will be really happy!