Dawn of War breaking again for Relic

THQ announces sequel to RTS set in Games Workshop's Warhammer: 40,000 universe.

Warhammer isn't just about Orcs and Elves; the venerable Games Workshop franchise also has a serious sci-fi side to it with Warhammer 40,000.

The brutal 40K universe has been brought to PCs and consoles numerous times over the years, but it wasn't until Relic took the reins of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War that the PC games really began to do its tabletop predecessors justice.

THQ today announced that four years and three expansions later, it's readying a sequel. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is being developed by Relic, for release on PC only in spring 2009. The game will, according to THQ, feature "intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign."

The publisher also let slip news that will please fans of the original; those people who purchased the most recent expansion pack to Dawn of War--Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm--will receive invites for the multiplayer beta testing of the sequel. THQ's statement also said that more information about Dawn of War II will be released tomorrow.

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103 comments
_FORCE_96
_FORCE_96

non-linear-yaaaaaaaaay!!!!! No more crappy province taking :)I might buy this if i can pull myself away from Cod4

tahha
tahha

PC's are built for RTS games i'll enjoy this one but first a new pc

CaptainFallout
CaptainFallout

OMFG!!! This pwns Starcraft.... .....I still hope they have apocalypse units(squigoth, baneblade)

treboritram
treboritram

Im gonna definitley buy this game But Nids re not that important are they? I just am looking forward to the gameplay i dont care about nw races

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

who cares about nids? (altho it will shut alot to people up finally), no more gamespy!!!!!

InuHanyou1701
InuHanyou1701

FINALLY! Now can we get some more news on it please?!

Pickles14
Pickles14

thats pretty kick @$$ soundz like a elf kicking, ork chopping, evil chucking, deamon pounding good time..lol

gogators4life
gogators4life

Tyranids will be in Dawn of war 2, trust me on this one. :P

MasterSmacker
MasterSmacker

i hope they dont have air units,they suck.Anyway its going to be awesome!!!

foxfire0666
foxfire0666

forget starcraft the future is dawn of war 2

elstoneman
elstoneman

Hmm, so I'm gonna need a new pc.... But wow, already I can't wait. I sure hope they put tyranids in. :D

madman5222
madman5222

lol the game looks good but its still over a year away from release so there jest going to get better :)

qioden
qioden

OMG look at the Graphics in the screen shots i think i need to upgrade my pc soon

MrBlargh
MrBlargh

2 things 1: specialized space marine and chaos space marine chapters (you know, like in the REAL GAME) 2: TYRANIDS!!! WHY WOULD YOU RELEASE A SEQUEL WHEN YOU HAVENT FINISHED PUTTING IN ALL THE RACES IN THE 1st ONE??? this is also including the fact that the races that they left out were the ones most looked forward to.

emillime
emillime

hell yea dow 2 will be awesome , i can say alot of:@*%$$"£! about people who dont like dow

InuHanyou1701
InuHanyou1701

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IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

I'm drooling at the prospect of DOW2. If they add the nids then it's a wrap! Suddenly, 2009 seems so far away.

IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

I'm drooling at the prospect of DOW2. If they add the nids then it's a wrap! Suddenly, 2009 seems so far away.

aura_enchanted
aura_enchanted

a 40k MMO gawd what has this world come to. what have we learned from tabula rasa. and hellgate london? o wait thats right rpg and fps blend togeather like a chocolate bunny and garbadge. its still trash. anyway dawn of war 2 alrdy has 2 brief videos on youtube that should be seen in the mean time. all i want u to do relic is finish up the race list give us tyranids an deamon hunters! :D

teknocalpyse
teknocalpyse

Come On Relic ..Think!!!!....WarHammer 40k MMORPG!!!!!..any sequels or prequels can be done there...What kind of developers we got in Relic I just don't know....:(

sykonfc
sykonfc

I wish we could have an alternative Space Marines chapter as the Blood Ravens are boring now; but for some reason Games Workshop will not let an outside source re-write or write an existing Space Marines history. They have to create a new one (which Relic did). So unless Games Workshop changes it's ways, we'll be stuck with the Blood Ravens.

theNexus
theNexus

Dark Angels ftw tbh What I would have liked more from the last game was not just on the groun, 40k is about space as well and like one of the board games it would be nice to have missions on hulks, they are massive enough and get boarded and used by Tyranids as transports etc. They could go all out and do what the star wars game had and have space and ground battles but I doubt they will do this

marijuana_man2
marijuana_man2

My only wish for this game is a different space marine chapter. I enjoyed killing as the Blood Ravens, but I would like to play as the Ultramarines or the White Scars.

thk123
thk123

ryan_bow_100 pretty much summed it up! I wonder how they plan to do co-op in an RTS, I hope they don't just mean "team game" Maybe I will get Soulstorm, if only to get the beta...

awesomeboy05
awesomeboy05

To those who say work on CoH instead of Dow, you'll be happy to know that DoW 2 is going to play alot like CoH. More so than the first DoW. Troops will have the A.I. like in CoH and maybe even the combat system.

PhoenixLeaf
PhoenixLeaf

Wtf no dawn of war? more company of heros? why dont you leave this section to Dawn War Fans, plus thier are many people working different games its what you call "groups"...-_- ****

Kirill618
Kirill618

Woot!! DoW 2 should be sweet!! Though im kinda wondering how they are going to add anything new into it. Apart from gameplay and graphics changes, i doubt much is going to change, cept maybe a new race, like the nids. Nids **ng rule.

spitfireace21
spitfireace21

no more dawn of war , work on company of heroes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spyder25000
Spyder25000

PC gaming is starting up :D Yes dawn of war II!!!!!!

djtim_3000
djtim_3000

PC Gaming is dying !! ... (just kidding) - Can't wait.

gp3tron
gp3tron

on of the best news of the year so far.

K_M82
K_M82

I love relic since the first time i played homeworld 1. this is good news indeed. but still i would be more happy if relic announce a new homeword game

The_Burgerking
The_Burgerking

More info tomorrow? Best birthday present I could get. Thanks Relic.

BaTmAnX92
BaTmAnX92

From what I have read so far on DoW2, they plan on using an upgraded version of the COH engine to make it of course better looking and they are also planning on making more complex finishing moves. The finishing moves are bad ass in DoW1, but if they are making them more complex than those, then omfg it will be so awesome! Can't wait for the details to be released!

Colonel_Cool
Colonel_Cool

Can't wait! I never played DOW1 but I loved CoH. Now all Relic needs to do is make a new Homeworld sequel...

ndrewn
ndrewn

It better have as good of graphics as COH.

X-RS
X-RS

NECROMUNDA.

lamprey263
lamprey263

this is great news, I really liked Dawn of War, I don't think I've played such a cool RTS since then now I just wish someone would do justice for WH40K with an FPS, unlike Fire Warrior's lame attempt