Dawn of War 3's First Screenshots Show Deadly Orbital Strikes

Three new Dawn of War 3 screenshots for your viewing pleasure.

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Screenshots for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 have appeared online, courtesy of PC Gamer, which is featuring Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy title in the latest issue of its magazine.

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The images, which you can see below, show a large-scale battle featuring the game's Space Marine and Eldar races. Two of the game's key new additions, the Imperial Knights and orbital laser strikes, are also featured prominently in the shots.

To mark the announcement of Dawn of War 3, Sega released an impressive CG trailer depicting the ongoing war between the Orks, Space Marines, and Eldar. 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.

Dawn of War 3 is expected for release on PC. Plans for a release on additional platforms and a launch date were not specified.

Sega registered domains for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 in July 2015. Then, on May 2, 2016, it teased a new entry.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 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. This is the first entry in the series Relic has developed as a studio wholly owned by Sega.

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