Sega and Relic Entertainment today announced Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III, the latest title in Relic's amazing real-time strategy series. Previous installments in the series were released prior to Sega's acquisition of Relic Entertainment in 2013, so this marks the first entry in the series not published by the now-defunct THQ.
Dawn of War III will carry forward the core gameplay experience established in Dawn of War with the unit customization and elite heroes of Dawn of War II. This time around, players has access to new larger units like super heavy walkers.
"This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for," said DoW3's executive producer Stephen MacDonald. "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!"
"This announcement is a big moment for all of us at Relic, and at SEGA," said Relic general manager Justin Dowdeswell. "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."
One facet of Relic's Dawn of War series that I'm excited for is the excellent ongoing support of the previous games in the series. Dawn of War had three expansions post-launch: Winter Assault in 2005, Dark Crusade in 2006, and Soulstorm in 2008. Dawn of War II had two expansions: Chaos Rising in 2010 and Retribution in 2011. Hopefully, Dawn of War III will see the same excellent support under Sega's watch.