Over five years since the second installment in the series, it’s time RTS gamers brace themselves and return to the dark future of war with Dawn of War III.
Set in the Warhammer 40K universe, the game will again be developed by Relic, but will be the studio’s first game since being acquired by SEGA. “This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” says 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.”
The game will feature a three-faction campaign, alternating missions between the forces of the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks. All three are shown off in gorgeous, brutal detail in the announcement trailer.
Dawn of War III sees the three races clash on the planet Archeon, after a catastrophic weapon is found. “With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival,” the game’s website teases.
The title promises to combine the larger scale of the first Dawn of War with the customization and hero characters of the second. Is the announcement trailer epic enough for you? Let us know in the comments. As we learn more about Dawn of War III going forward, you’ll find it all right here on Twinfinite.