Sega Registers Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 Domain

Strategy series may be being primed for a comeback.

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Sega of America has registered domains for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3, sparking speculation that a sequel to its acclaimed real-time strategy series may be on the way.

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Of course, the registration may simply be a strategic manoeuvre on Sega's part to secure domains for one of its properties, as opposed to the prelude for an announcement.

Little is known about what Relic Entertainment, developer of the Dawn of War series, has been doing since it released Company of Heroes 2, so it could well be working on a new entry in the Dawn of War series.

Dawn of War 2 was released for PC in 2009 and received praise for shifting its gameplay away from base-building to character-focused action. Players were given a selection of heroes, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses, to pick from.

Leading a squad of soldiers, each mission focused on a series of skirmishes where smart use of special abilities and a sound strategy was the key to survival.

In GameSpot's Dawn of War 2 review we said "few RTSs provide combat this exciting and dynamic."

"This is a game that real-time strategy lovers should play," our reviewer continued. "if not for the loot-happy leveling of the campaign, then certainly for the constantly enjoyable online component that will keep you glued to the screen for hours at a time."

The Creative Assembly, another studio owned by Sega, is currently working on Total War: Warhammer, a turn-based strategy game which will deliver "hundreds of hours" of gameplay. Sega has already said it plans to release two additional expansions for this game.

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