SEGA announces Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, a IIIrd installment in
Relic's sci-fi RTS series, and the Dawn of
War website reflects the announcement, offering an
The game doesn't yet carry a release date, as the announcement doesn't include
loads of details:
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.”