'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' releases for PC

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' releases for PC SEGA

Published by SEGA, Relic Entertainment's new Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is now available for Windows PC.

Based off of Games Workshop's iconic Warhammer 40,000 tabletop RPG, Dawn of War III marks the franchise’s return to real-time strategy essentials like base building, massive armies, and resource management, while retaining the series’ innovations in powerful heroes and unit customization.  The game features Space Marines, genetically modified super soldiers fighting for the Imperium of Man; the Eldar, a mysterious race imbued with powerful psychic abilities; and the Orks, a brutal and violent horde of hooligans that are as entertaining to watch as they are terrifying to encounter.

“This is a huge day for everyone at Relic,” said Philippe Boulle, Game Director of Dawn of War III.  “Seeing Dawn of War III in the hands of players is the culmination of years of effort.  We’ve been blown away by the reception at shows, and during betas.  We’re thrilled to get it in the hands of fans.”

The game is told from the perspectives of all three factions.  In the story, players uncover a dark truth that lies beneath the surface as the fates of Gabriel Angelos, Farseer Macha, and Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter become increasingly intertwined.  The single player campaign consists of 17 missions.

In Multiplayer, teams of as many as three players can go head-to-head fast-paced skirmishes.  There are three factions, 27 heroes, and 60 Doctrines available to unlock and Relic says there are a number of options available for players to shape their playstyles.  Multiplayer also features eight dynamic maps.

“This release marks a huge step forward into a new era for the studio,” said Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager of Relic.  “It’s the perfect way to kick off our 20th year of making great games and a strong sign of what’s to come.”

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.

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