Relic are aiming to release the long awaiting Dawn of War 3 in 2017, they revealed today. Having just been announced details are unsurprisingly a little thin on ground. Currently we’ve got a CG trailer and a press release which keeps things deliberately vague.
Attempting to predict where this sequel will go is a tad difficult since the first two games were quite different. The first game was all about building a base, capturing points and crushing the enemy, while the second game ditched bases in favor of micromanaging squads and heroes. However, Relic did at least confirm that bases are returning, and that they’ll be attempting to combine the best of both games into one WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! heavy title.
“Building on 12 years of explosive gameplay, Dawn of War III combines the epic scale of Dawn of War, with the customization and elite heroes of Dawn of War II. 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.” reads the press release.
“This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” said Stephen MacDonald, the title’s Executive Producer. “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!”
I adored the first game and still own it and all the expansions, plus a pile of mods. But I never played the second one because as soon as I learned base building was out I avoided it like the plague. Probably a silly mistake, but back then bases mattered a lot to me. Regardless I’m looking forward to this one. Don’t fuck it up Sega.