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Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II exclusives unveiled

by Steven Williamson on 10 January 2011, 10:22

Tags: THQ (NASDAQ:THQI), Strategy

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THQ has confirmed that a collector’s edition as well as six individual race packs for its upcoming real time strategy game, Warhammer 40,000®: Dawn of War II - Retribution, are now available for pre-order.

Leading the charge, the Dawn of War II - Retribution Collector’s Edition will give the most dedicated Warhammer 40,000 fan access to all of the available bonus wargear for each of the six playable races in the game as well as an exclusive poster, six race art cards and a high-quality collector’s box. The collector’s edition is available for pre-order with a suggested retail price of £39.99.

Fans of a specific race can pledge their allegiance by pre-ordering one of the six available specific race packs for the same suggested retail price as the regular version of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution, £29.99. These race packs are only available for electronic distribution and ONLY available for pre-order. Each race pack includes four unique ability and Wargear items that can be used to enhance the single player campaign. The Ork Race Pack is exclusive through STEAM and the Tyranid Race Pack exclusive through the THQ.com E-Shop. The Space Marine, Chaos Space Marine, Eldar and newly announced Imperial Guard race packs are available for pre-order through the THQ.com E-Shop, STEAM and other electronic distribution partners. Post launch, gamers will have the option of purchasing the specific race packs digital content through STEAM for a nominal fee.

Newcomers to the Dawn of War II Universe also have the option of pre-ordering the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Complete Collection which includes Dawn of War II, Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising and Dawn of War II - Retribution for the special suggested price of £49.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution is scheduled to be released for Windows PC on 4 March 2011.


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Mix DOW2 with Dark Crusade… yummy!
kalniel
Mix DOW2 with Dark Crusade… yummy!

Or just go back to DoW 1 style of gameplay xD Although Dark Crusade was the final polish for DoW 1, almost perfection for the RTS. Then DoW2 landed and they took Company of Heroes and slapped Space Marines on it. The small squad count really annoyed me at first.

DoW 2 is decent, love playing it myself, but for Warhammer 40k you need to mass armies and sheer number of unit's which DoW delivered, DoW2 is a simple few squads but more tactical. Hell DoW2 even stripped out the base building. I get what Relic were trying to do but I still miss the DoW1 features. If there is ever a DoW3 then I would love to see the sheer number of squads and bases to come back from DoW1 and the tactical side of DoW2 as at times the AI was dreadful in DoW1.

Either way, these packs have been announced for the last week. Simple case of selling you one pack then a few months down the line charging you for the other skins etc :/

Chaos Rising wasn't brilliant, so will hold off on this add-on.
Grey M@a;2029800
Either way, these packs have been announced for the last week. Simple case of selling you one pack then a few months down the line charging you for the other skins etc :/

Chaos Rising wasn't brilliant, so will hold off on this add-on.
I saw the collectors ed at the same price as the standard ed so just went for that one - I like my goodies.

Didn't play Chaos Rising though - didn't seem worth it. Will have to just catch up the story somewhere or pick it up if it goes cheap as a result of this pack coming out.
kalniel
I saw the collectors ed at the same price as the standard ed so just went for that one - I like my goodies.

Didn't play Chaos Rising though - didn't seem worth it. Will have to just catch up the story somewhere or pick it up if it goes cheap as a result of this pack coming out.

I was the same, refused to pay the steam price for the Addon and just left it at the time. Amazon had it for £12 for a while but I only just grabbed it myself on the Steam Christmas Sale for £9.

First time I've owned the Add-on but have played through it on a friends machine when it came out. I just wished they would bring back the sheer size of the armies from DoW1. Having a commander, a group of 4, 2 groups of 3, just doesn't have the same feel as DoW1 with the 50+ units and the base sizes :)
You should see how much Steam wants for Retribution.