Dawn Of War 3 Release Date, Collector's Edition Announced

The RTS sequel comes out next month.

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Dawn of War III, the newest Warhammer 40k game from Relic and Sega, will launch for PC on April 27, it was announced today.

There will be three versions available: Standard, Limited, and Collector's. The Collector's edition comes with the most goodies, including the Godsplitter Daemon Hammer, as well as three mounted cloth faction banners. It also includes a lenticular art card and the soundtrack, while the game itself comes in a "premium disc book." The Limited edition, meanwhile, features the disc book, the art card, and the soundtrack.

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Everyone who preorders Dawn of War III gets the Masters of War Skin Pack. This comes with skins for the game's Super Walker Elites:

  • The Dark Queen skin for Lady Solaria (Imperial Knight)
  • The Ghost Seer skin for Farseer Taldeer (Wraithknight)
  • The Big Kustom skin for Beauty (Morkanaut)

You still get the Super Walkers if you don't preorder, but they won't have the special skins.

"We're thrilled to tell fans know that they don't have to wait much longer to return to battle," Dawn of War III game director Philippe Boulle said in a statement. "The whole team can't wait to bring back Dawn of War, bigger and better than ever. April can't come soon enough!"

Pricing for the Dawn of War III Limited and Collector's editions was not announced.

Relic Entertainment has said the game is the "Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for."

"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," said executive producer Stephen MacDonald.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II was released in 2009. The 2004 original and the sequel were developed by Company of Heroes studio Relic Entertainment, which was sold to Sega for $26.6 million as part of the THQ bankruptcy.

Dawn of War III is the first entry in the series Relic has developed as a studio wholly owned by Sega.

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