War is dawning and the sun will rise upon bloodshed in late April. Dawn of War III, the long awaited sequel in the phenomenal RTS franchise is coming out April 27th. Another romp through the gory brutality of the Warhammer 40,000 universe with the most iconic factions duking it for galactic supremacy.
With a new trailer comes some of the pre-order bonuses. Luckily it is not as egregious as what Total War: Warhammer tried to pull by locking an entire race behind a pre-order (the Chaos no less). This time round it is just cosmetic skins for the Super Walker Elites. The units will still be in the game regardless of pre-order but you can get some sleek looks for pouncing early if you so choose.
While the news is very welcomed that the game is coming relatively soon, it might be upsetting to some that it will only launch with three playable races in the Eldar, Orks and Space Marines. This is by no means a bad thing, as each plays wildly differently and feel unique against the other. The original Dawn of War only had four core factions with the remainder coming through the expansions. Fans of the numerous other races will be left in the cold until the inevitable DLC comes along. So sorry Necron players, no overpowered Monolith for you!
Dawn of War III is looking pretty fantastic and even with only three playable races, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Despite the license of Warhammer 40,000 becoming a mess in the video game world with what appears to be another release every two weeks, Dawn of War III can hopefully still retain the quality. Relic Entertainment have cemented themselves as some of the best the genre can offer so anything new out of the studio often means quality.
So get yourself ready because the night is coming to a close. Soon that red glow will engulf the galaxy and the time to continue the fray will commence.