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Watch Dawn of War 3's Impressive Debut Trailer, See Imperial Knights in Action

"Giant orbital lasers? Check."


Sega has announced Dawn of War 3, a new entry in Relic Entertainment's acclaimed Warhammer 40,000 real-time strategy series. To mark the announcement, it has also released an impressive CG trailer setting up the ongoing war between the Space Marines and Orks.

Both of these races are featured in the trailer along with the Eldar. These races were depicted in the previous two games in the series, but Dawn of War 3 looks to be taking the war between them to a grander scale. To do this, its introducing the Imperial Knights and Wraithknights, which Relic describes as the series' "biggest units ever."

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"This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for," said executive producer Stephen MacDonald. "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. For the Emperor!"

"Dawn of War 3 immerses players in the escalating brutality of galactic warfare, where they will lead elite hero units and colossal armies to victory, or oblivion," the press release adds.

"Powerful super-walkers will tower over the front lines as screen-shaking assaults blister the battlefield in an all-out, over-the-top spectacle worthy of the iconic Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 universe."

According to Sega, Dawn of War 3 "combines the epic scale of Dawn of War, with the cusomisation and elite heroes of Dawn of War 2."

It continues: "The result is a best-in-class edition giving players the rich strategic experience, stunning visuals, and catastrophic surprises that they’ve come to expect as Relic brings the franchise into the modern era."

Dawn of War 3 is expected for release on PC. Neither plans for a release on additional platforms nor a launch date were 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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