Details about real-time strategy stalwart Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III have now been revealed by Relic Entertainment eight years after the release of the last officially numbered title. The third installment in the series will be hitting gamers’ screen April 27, 2017. This entry in the franchise will be published by SEGA as THQ published Dawn of War II prior to going out of business.
According to Relic and SEGA’s press release, “Dawn of War III is available in three formats: Collector’s Edition, Limited Edition, and Standard Edition. The Collector’s Edition will include a premium disc book, a lenticular art card, the official soundtrack, a replica of the Godsplitter Daemon Hammer, three mounted cloth faction banners and the Masters of War Skin Pack. The Limited Edition will include the premium disc book, the lenticular art card and the official soundtrack.”
Additionally the press release indicated that , “All editions pre-ordered before the game’s release will include the Masters of War Skin Pack, a collection of three cosmetic skins for Dawn of War III’s Super Walker Elites – the Dark Queen skin for Lady Solaria (Imperial Knight), the Ghost Seer skin for Farseer Taldeer (Wraithknight) and the Big Kustom skin for Beauty (Morkanaut). Players who do not pre-order will still be able to deploy the three Super Walkers in their original forms.”
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III footage was first revealed at E3 2016. At that time it had been a decade since the Vancouver Canada based Relic Entertainment had introduced gamers to the immersive RTS series. The title, “brings to life the iconic Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 universe. Set in the forty-first millennium, players choose a race and take them into battle on the brutal frontlines of war and fight for supremacy of the galactic empire. Since its inception, the Dawn of War series has sold more than 8 million copies.”