Dawn of War III Announced in New Trailer

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Dawn of War III Announced in New Trailer

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Dawn of War III has been officially announced in a new trailer.

Yesterday, the Dawn of War YouTube channel was teasing an announcement for this morning, and that announcement is now live.

Dawn of War III is real. Veteran RTS studio Relic will be handling the development duties again, and the press release accompanying the trailer will make a lot of fans happy, as it says the new game "combines the epic scale of Dawn of War, with the customization and elite heroes of Dawn of War II."

The trailer shows off a cinematic look at the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks fighting a massive battle, with many familiar units making an appearance.

In a quote in the release, Executive Producer Stephen MacDonald said, "This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for. 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!"

No release date is given in the trailer, but odds are that we'll be hearing a lot more about it in the coming weeks, and at E3.

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HA, that was both awesome and probably more hilarious then they intended.

Of course all it means is that we will have space marines, orks and eldar, which we all knew would be in it. Possibly titans too. Where the hell is the gameplay.

Three races this time around, it looks like. I'm holding off for news of where the forces of Chaos managed to get themselves lost, but that trailer was very well done.

Cool. I hope they carry some of the features from Dawn of War 2 and not strictly go back to Dawn of War 1's formula.

One thing in particular would be the focus on Leaders for teams in Multiplayer games. I loved how drastically your choice of leader would affect play styles making what was only 6 playable factions feel a lot more varied.

Anyway, I'll reserve myself until more info is released... I'm weary of Sega as a publisher even though I have high opinions of relic as a developer.

FOR THE EMPEROR !!!

Barbas:
Three races this time around, it looks like. I'm holding off for news of where the forces of Chaos managed to get themselves lost, but that trailer was very well done.

Not sure if you have another source your working off of, but if you're going by the trailer then don't panic yet. The orignal DoW2 trailer only showed Eldar and SM, with a reveal of Tyranids at the end in a extended version released later on. The base game also had Orcs. DoW1's trailer was only SM and Orks, despite the base game having Chaos and Eldar.

It may only be 3 with others added as DLC down the line, but I don't think we have enough to go on yet. The trend so far is 4 races as a baseline with more added in future expansions... whether that continues or not is still up in the air.

As an Ork player, I've been fairly fortunate to have my race of choice represented in all the games so far.

Ragsnstitches:
(Snip).

At the end of the video, in the shortened edit, it says "three devastating forces".

...aaaaaaand I need a change of underwear. Great.

Seriously, though, very happy to hear that a new DoW is in the works, and especially that they are returning to a grander scale (also, Titans!!!). The trailer does leave me wondering - what is that crater that all the bodies are being dropped into. It seems like a ritual ground of some kind, so that might indicate Chaos as the 4th faction. That would be somewhat "vanilla", but I'm fine with that. Going back to the roots in some way isn't a bad thing. I just hope the game's good and that eventually we get a new Dark Crusade...

It looks like there will be Imperial Knights in it, so I'm pretty happy. I love the Knights.
Really needs to be more books including or about them.
I'd read the hell out of a book about Amaranthine.

By the Emperor's Hands that was fucking cool! My hype level just jumped from "Bored at work" to "Over 9000!" in an instant.

Please be like DoW and now DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2...

Barbas:
Three races this time around, it looks like. I'm holding off for news of where the forces of Chaos managed to get themselves lost, but that trailer was very well done.

I thought that's what the island was. An after-life island where all the dead fall from the sky? Sounds Chaosy to me.

And super hype!

I wept. In the name of the God Emperor, our undying lord, I am pleased.

Gorrath:
By the Emperor's Hands that was fucking cool! My hype level just jumped from "Bored at work" to "Over 9000!" in an instant.

Please be like DoW and now DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2...

There's a strong following for both games. If Relic can balance the two, they will hopefully be onto a winner. Of course, people will then complain that it wasn't 100% like DoW1 or 100% like DoW2, but if those are the games you love, they still exist. They say there will be base building, so that should please many DoW lovers.

Steam states that right now 701 people are playing Soulstorm.
There doesn't seem to be anyone playing the other versions of DoW

400 are playing DoW2
856 are playing DOW2 Retribution

So obviously DoW2 has the bigger following and personally I prefer DoW2 to DoW1, but even if they edge back towards DoW1 I will be happy, as long as they keep all the positive aspects of DoW2.
I just frown at people who just want an updated copy of a previous game. If you love it so much, go play that one. We progress nowhere by just copying the same game over and over. Look at CoD. Boooooring.

As for the video...I wept. The Emperor, blessed be his name, I am pleased.

How they will manage to make all this work AND include Knights is beyond me. But if anyone can do it, Relic can.

Jandau:
...aaaaaaand I need a change of underwear. Great.

Seriously, though, very happy to hear that a new DoW is in the works, and especially that they are returning to a grander scale (also, Titans!!!). The trailer does leave me wondering - what is that crater that all the bodies are being dropped into. It seems like a ritual ground of some kind, so that might indicate Chaos as the 4th faction. That would be somewhat "vanilla", but I'm fine with that. Going back to the roots in some way isn't a bad thing. I just hope the game's good and that eventually we get a new Dark Crusade...

Oh yes I hope that too. I loved Dark Crusade as an expansion, it was the best by far.
I also loved just ruining someone's day with the Necros in Multiplayer. Harrass them the whole day with my troops all dyeing near their base, then do a nice "Revive everything around me" with my hero to get way above the troop limit and just sweep the map clean.

Li Mu:
I wept. In the name of the God Emperor, our undying lord, I am pleased.

Gorrath:
By the Emperor's Hands that was fucking cool! My hype level just jumped from "Bored at work" to "Over 9000!" in an instant.

Please be like DoW and now DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2...

There's a strong following for both games. If Relic can balance the two, they will hopefully be onto a winner. Of course, people will then complain that it wasn't 100% like DoW1 or 100% like DoW2, but if those are the games you love, they still exist. They say there will be base building, so that should please many DoW lovers.

Steam states that right now 701 people are playing Soulstorm.
There doesn't seem to be anyone playing the other versions of DoW

400 are playing DoW2
856 are playing DOW2 Retribution

So obviously DoW2 has the bigger following and personally I prefer DoW2 to DoW1, but even if they edge back towards DoW1 I will be happy, as long as they keep all the positive aspects of DoW2.
I just frown at people who just want an updated copy of a previous game. If you love it so much, go play that one. We progress nowhere by just copying the same game over and over. Look at CoD. Boooooring.

As for the video...I wept. The Emperor, blessed be his name, I am pleased.

How they will manage to make all this work AND include Knights is beyond me. But if anyone can do it, Relic can.

Eh, I'm not sure Steam numbers taken as a snapshot are a good indication of the popularity of each game. If you look at the modding community for each game I think that gives a really good sense of popularity as well, especially in how many mods there are for DoW2 who's purpose is to make DoW2 more like DoW.

In any case, I'm not at all against progress or change in my games but I feel like they lost the plot in DoW2's multiplayer because the game wasn't at all designed around that aspect; it was sort of bolted on because the single player was modeled after CoH. There are those who really liked DoW2's multiplayer but I was certainly not one of them. What I would like to see is what they've actually described; base building RTS gameplay with hero mechanics. I liked the evolution of DoW through the expansions (when they stuff wasn't buggy or broken, like Necrons) I wasn't so fond of the revolution that was DoW2, though DoW2's single player was also much more interesting than DOW's.

Both games have their positive aspects but I'd be quite irked if they had come out with another bolted on multiplayer. Thankfully, that does not seem to be the case.

Also, why frown at people that want an updated version of a game they love? X-Com was basically an updated version of UFO defense and there was nothing wrong with that. If someone loves a game, why shouldn't they be able to ask for and enjoy more of what they loved with an all new wrapping, units, mechanics ect? Asking for more of what one loved about a previous game does not suggest that they are asking for pure stagnation.

I am confident that Relic will find a way to balance it to be enjoyable to play with larger scale than DoW and hyooge epic units. The Company of Heroes 2 model has just enough space for you to make a decent sized strike force, while retaining a ton of tactical flavah with your choices.

Woah.. Wait a second was that..Eldar and Imperial KNIGHTS?

If they gonna be including them then this means it won't be a pure skirmish game like dow 2 but more like the bigger battles of dow 1..

*reads rest of article*

In the thread about the announcement of the trailer I said i wasn't as excited as I should be, but after this trailer I'm now totally pumped, bring on dow 3!

As an aside I like how Blood Ravens are like the anti sue of spehss mehreens, they seem to get thrashed in every dawn of war intro xD

Frankster:

As an aside I like how Blood Ravens are like the anti sue of spehss mehreens, they seem to get thrashed in every dawn of war intro xD

At least this way we don't have to lock the reliquary.

OT: What's up with Gdubs? Did they finally grow a brain or something? We're getting DoW, BFG:A and Space Hulk announce/released in the same year!

Anyone else feeling a little tired of getting the same factions on release? Would it have killed them to have put in Necrons or Tau in place of Eldar? Maybe just me.

Also, while I love that they are apparently putting in at least the smaller titans, it probably means I won't get my beloved Dark Eldar again. Ah well.

I'm looking forward to this, hopefully we get Chaos space marines as well.

Barbas:

Ragsnstitches:
(Snip).

At the end of the video, in the shortened edit, it says "three devastating forces".

Ah, I skipped that... oh well.

Not sure how I feel about that now. Even though I main Orks, I enjoy the diversity of play styles the other races bring... I hope this doesn't end up being a more shallow experience then prior games. Time will tell.

Praise the Emperor!
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The whole falling bodies and mound of skulls bit smacks of a Khornate ritual. Perhaps they're teasing Chaos for a fourth faction?

"Eldar, Space Marines and Orks"

You mean Elves, Humans and Orcs? Warcraft IV confirmed!

Ah well, time to wait for the DLC and expansions.

Imperial Knights, Eldar titans, Deff-dreads oh my! All we really need now is a Baneblade unleashing eleven barrels of hell and we're all set.

The trailer was a bit corny, but in a good way (suicide idiot marines are back!) and while I'd like either Imperial Guard or Chaos, I'm fine so long as theres ORKS.

GREEN IZ BEST!

Gorrath:

Li Mu:
I wept. In the name of the God Emperor, our undying lord, I am pleased.

Gorrath:
By the Emperor's Hands that was fucking cool! My hype level just jumped from "Bored at work" to "Over 9000!" in an instant.

Please be like DoW and now DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2, please be like DoW and not DoW2...

There's a strong following for both games. If Relic can balance the two, they will hopefully be onto a winner. Of course, people will then complain that it wasn't 100% like DoW1 or 100% like DoW2, but if those are the games you love, they still exist. They say there will be base building, so that should please many DoW lovers.

Steam states that right now 701 people are playing Soulstorm.
There doesn't seem to be anyone playing the other versions of DoW

400 are playing DoW2
856 are playing DOW2 Retribution

So obviously DoW2 has the bigger following and personally I prefer DoW2 to DoW1, but even if they edge back towards DoW1 I will be happy, as long as they keep all the positive aspects of DoW2.
I just frown at people who just want an updated copy of a previous game. If you love it so much, go play that one. We progress nowhere by just copying the same game over and over. Look at CoD. Boooooring.

As for the video...I wept. The Emperor, blessed be his name, I am pleased.

How they will manage to make all this work AND include Knights is beyond me. But if anyone can do it, Relic can.

Eh, I'm not sure Steam numbers taken as a snapshot are a good indication of the popularity of each game. If you look at the modding community for each game I think that gives a really good sense of popularity as well, especially in how many mods there are for DoW2 who's purpose is to make DoW2 more like DoW.

In any case, I'm not at all against progress or change in my games but I feel like they lost the plot in DoW2's multiplayer because the game wasn't at all designed around that aspect; it was sort of bolted on because the single player was modeled after CoH. There are those who really liked DoW2's multiplayer but I was certainly not one of them. What I would like to see is what they've actually described; base building RTS gameplay with hero mechanics. I liked the evolution of DoW through the expansions (when they stuff wasn't buggy or broken, like Necrons) I wasn't so fond of the revolution that was DoW2, though DoW2's single player was also much more interesting than DOW's.

Both games have their positive aspects but I'd be quite irked if they had come out with another bolted on multiplayer. Thankfully, that does not seem to be the case.

Also, why frown at people that want an updated version of a game they love? X-Com was basically an updated version of UFO defense and there was nothing wrong with that. If someone loves a game, why shouldn't they be able to ask for and enjoy more of what they loved with an all new wrapping, units, mechanics ect? Asking for more of what one loved about a previous game does not suggest that they are asking for pure stagnation.

It seems they are taking more of a DoW 1 stance. Going big, bring back base building and going little more simple in some places too. They are including some elements of two too though. They are including super units you can customize and add to your army. (The customization was the part I liked about DoW2)

http://www.pcgamer.com/dawn-of-war-3-inside-relics-biggest-rts-yet/

nomotog:

It seems they are taking more of a DoW 1 stance. Going big, bring back base building and going little more simple in some places too. They are including some elements of two too though. They are including super units you can customize and add to your army. (The customization was the part I liked about DoW2)

http://www.pcgamer.com/dawn-of-war-3-inside-relics-biggest-rts-yet/

Yeah I got a chance to read that and I'm very happy with the intended direction. Some mix of super units with specialized progression and line units beats both DoW's "spam special weapons troops, heavy bolters in every squad" approach and DoW2's "skirmish specialist units" concepts. While I prefer DoW over DoW2, DoW had a LOT that could have been better and I for one hope DoW3 delivers on that potential. Big armies that aren't spam-happy sounds amazing.

TheFinish:
Imperial Knights, Eldar titans, Deff-dreads oh my! All we really need now is a Baneblade unleashing eleven barrels of hell and we're all set.

The trailer was a bit corny, but in a good way (suicide idiot marines are back!) and while I'd like either Imperial Guard or Chaos, I'm fine so long as theres ORKS.

GREEN IZ BEST!

BAH! YA SQUEALING RUNT! EVERYONE KNOWS THAT RED IZ BESTEST! CUZ RED GOES FASTA!
I have to admit that I gave up hope that we'd ever see any more DoW after THQ went under. This was a pleasant little surprise.
Maybe all those 40k F2P and mobile games were worth it after all if the Great Games workshop licensing deluge also resulted in us getting Battlefleet Gothic and Dawn of War 3!

Barbas:
Three races this time around, it looks like. I'm holding off for news of where the forces of Chaos managed to get themselves lost, but that trailer was very well done.

There might be more, thos were just the 3 in the trailer, if they are saying there will be huge battles i would assume at least another 2 (Chaos and Imperium most likely.)

Buizel91:
There might be more, thos were just the 3 in the trailer, if they are saying there will be huge battles i would assume at least another 2 (Chaos and Imperium most likely.)

They seemed to state there were going to be only three, or at least three in the base game, during the shorter trailer at the end of the video. I think they're likely to sell Chaos separately as DLC at a later date, if it is included.

Whelp we have wraith knights, and Imperial Knights... Can't wait for El Catalcylsmo in the next expansion. Yeah.... just a little bit stoked that the big boys get to show up in this one, AND the Eldar getting some love. Hopefully we get wraithblades and a full on unique Eldar campaign!

Czann:
"Eldar, Space Marines and Orks"

You mean Elves, Humans and Orcs? Warcraft IV confirmed!

Ah well, time to wait for the DLC and expansions.

A seeming suggestion that Warhammer stole from Warcraft and not the other way around? Careful, or my brethren and I may be forced to cleanse you with holy promethean. Warcraft ripped off Warhammer as much as Warhammer 40k ripped off Dune.

I've never played these games, I have no clue who any of these beings are, and I realize there was no gameplay in that, but damn if it wasn't a great cinematic. Alright Relic, you have my attention.

Yes. Give it to me. GIVE IT TO ME NOW!

WAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Li Mu:

Steam states that right now 701 people are playing Soulstorm.
There doesn't seem to be anyone playing the other versions of DoW

400 are playing DoW2
856 are playing DOW2 Retribution

So obviously DoW2 has the bigger following and personally I prefer DoW2 to DoW1, but even if they edge back towards DoW1 I will be happy, as long as they keep all the positive aspects of DoW2.

The reason why it says more people are playing Dow2 than Soulstorm is not because people like DOW's multiplayer less, is because you can only play DOW multiplayer on the latest expansion, Soulstorm. Whereas with DOW2 and Retribution are entirely different games with its own servers.

No Imperial Guard? Almost puts me off buying at launch.
I've never really liked Space Marines or Orks, so hopefully they'll throw out some new races in quick succession.

Shame Chaos isn't in the trailer, but they've had a habit of hiding Chaos until later on anyway with marketing.

Plus even if there's only 3 playable races, there's a good chance there might be more factions to fight anyway - kinda like how the Necrons were in Winter Assault and the Guardsmen were in Dawn of War 1, long before they were made playable.

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