Dawn of War II: Retribution dated for March in Australia

THQ details launch plans for the second expansion pack to its popular RTS; Dawn of War anthology announced.

Fans of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II can breathe easy this weekend, with news coming down from THQ Australia that the second expansion pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution (Retribution), for the popular PC real-time strategy game will be invading Aussie shores on March 2.

The Collector's Edition of Retribution will be available for A$59.95 and comes with a few goodies, including six exclusive art cards, a poster, and a code that lets players unlock 24 unique abilities and war gear items straight away.

At this stage there's no standard edition of Retribution available to purchase, although newcomers to the series will be able to pick up an anthology of the series that contains Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Gold Edition, its first expansion pack Chaos Rising, and Retribution.

It's worth noting that the original Dawn of War II game isn't required to play Retribution, as it's a stand-alone expansion pack. While Dawn of War II and its first expansion, Chaos Rising, supported Games for Windows Live, Retribution is dropping Microsoft’s service in favour of Valve's Steamworks platform.

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5 comments
coryblaze
coryblaze

Are Necrons going to be a added class??

008Zulu
008Zulu

Will get the regular version, the "bonus" items for Chaos Rising were kinda lame.

silverdoe
silverdoe

1 goddamn & y can't even have the same achievements count, friend list. At least, you dun have to install both Steam & LIVE! lol

IonNerd
IonNerd

@ R083R70: Steam has full support for achievements, so Retribution will most likely have achievements (but, they will be tied to Steam, not to your GFWL account).

R083R70
R083R70

Really looking forward to this, but will be extremely disappointed if i can't earn achievements on it.