Ten years after the death of Grandfather Nurgle's Daemon Retribution is to be had...
The latest installment in the video game series Dawn of War is coming March 1, 2011! The next stand alone expansion is known as Dawn of War II: Retribution. I cannot wait to get my hands on it so I am pre-ordering it on Steam. With this I also get a choice of extra equipment for one of five races: Space Marines, Chaos Marines, Eldar, Imperial Guard, and only on Steam Orks!
Now I love the Orks and used to have a 2500 point, approxiamtly, army of them. They are a galaxy wide annoyance, and who doesn't love a good Waaaaagh every now and then. So, I am very excitied to have a campaign version of them in this expansion. The pirate hat is great piece of war-gear too, since any fan of 40k knows that the Orks are comic relief for this galaxy. Red makes it go faster! Although do not underestimate them because in strength you will not find them lacking.
In the links you will find a link to the Dawn of War II website. It has not been fully updated yet to contain much of a preview to Retribution, but if you watch the video you get a small teaser. Check Dawn of War II: Retribution out on Steam too. You will find screenshots and a summary of the game. In short the single player campaign is now like Dawn of War: Soulstorm where you can play any of the six races. This game will only include Tyranids, Space Marines (Blood Ravens), Chaos Marines, Imperial Guard, Eldar, and Orks. Leaving room for a fourth expansion if THQ, Relic, and Games Workshop want to go that route. I believe this is coming out because of the game's success in the past and Space Marine being a console system only first didn't do that well. Another reason Space Marine will be bridged over to PC this coming Summer.
Now, as far as my dilemma of which race to pre-order for, I am stuck between the Dark Gods of Chaos and Orks. Any suggestions would be great. REMEMBER there is only
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