Posts Tagged ‘relic entertainment’

Waaagh! Dawn Of War 3 Rumblings/Hopings

By Alice O'Connor on July 14th, 2015.

At the very least, Relic are updating their Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War games to add Steam trading cards. That wouldn’t be too exciting. It’d be nice that they – and new publisher Sega, who picked the series up after THQ sank – still care about the series enough to do that, but it’s probably leading up to something, right? DoW 2 and all its gubbins are all on sale right now too.

Watchful eyes also noticed recently that Sega updated the long-held domain Dawnofwar3.com back in March. That isn’t at all conclusive, and I wouldn’t post either of these Dawn of War titbits by themselves, but together? Let’s dare to dream.

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Company of Heroes 2: British Forces Expandalone Coming

By Alice O'Connor on July 9th, 2015.

Focusing on the eastern front was a novelty for Company of Heroes 2 [official site], shifting away from the Brits and Yanks – who are hardly underrepresented in WW2 games – to the Red Army and their own fight with the Axis forces. You can’t keep Brits out for long, though. They get everywhere. Sooner or later, they’ll pop up and demand “Oi Ivan, gizza Bacardi Breezer, two WKD Blue, and oh yeah Sharon’s been sick in your borscht pot.”

Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces will bring us rabble into the fray on September 3rd. Costing £9.99, it’ll be another standalone multiplayer expansion, not requiring the base game. A big update for all versions of CoH 2 is coming too.

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Company Of Waaagh! It’s The Humble Relic Bundle

By Alice O'Connor on May 29th, 2015.

If we seem cynical and suspicious of the many Warhammer 40,000 games we’ve seen in recent years, it’s because we judge them against the high-water mark of Relic Entertainment’s 40k games. Dawn of War with its real-time strategising, Dawn of War II with its added action-RPG-ish flair, and Space Marine with its head-stomping are as good as we’ve had 40k in recent years. So huzzah! For the next week you can get the lot for just a few quid.

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle focuses on Relic, with a load of Dawn of War, Space Marine, and Company of Heroes games depending on how much you fancy paying. CoH is good too.

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Expandalone Alone: Company of Heroes 2 Ardennes Assault

By Alice O'Connor on August 13th, 2014.

Good old green moonlight.

The last we saw of Company of Heroes 2 was multiplayer expandalone The Western Front Armies, but what about people who prefer single-player? Don’t they deserve expandalones? Aren’t they inherently more alone? Hold your horses and hang onto your butts, dear single players, as Relic today announced Ardennes Assault, an expandalonealone for CoH 2 seeing US Forces fending off Germany’s Oberkommando West during the Battle of the Bulge. Sure sure, 18 new missions, great, but also: troops are persistent across the campaign.

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Company Of Heroes 2 Open Beta Got A Teeny Bit Longer

By John Walker on June 20th, 2013.

The Company Of Heroes 2 open beta has been extended an extra weekend. This weekend, to be precise. And during it, they’re unlocking a bunch more stuff to explore before the game goes live on Tuesday. And doubling earned XP. And giving away free bunnies!

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Company Of Heroes Online For US In Fall

By Jim Rossignol on June 4th, 2010.


And Canada, but apparently not Europe. Anyway, it seems that the free-to-play version of Relic’s RTS will be making its way back from its Asian success for a Western launch in the autumn. The notion is that you create a persistent profile which you can work on over time, playing through many multiplayer matches of the game as you go. It’s going to be microtransaction-supported, but the fairly useful Q&A that is up on the COH site says that they’re not ready to discuss details on quite how that will work for the US version of the game. All this won’t affect existing COH multiplayer, which will still be supported. Trailer below!
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DoW2: Chaos Rising, A Tasty Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on November 3rd, 2009.


Some games are like potatoes. I can’t say I really care about potatoes, but I nonetheless accept them as a key part of my diet. I’d miss them if they were deleted from reality by some kind of gastronomic demon chef. So it is with certain games, such as Dawn of War 2. I was a little underwhelmed by it, but nevertheless played the game to completion, and devoured a few weeks of multiplayer. There’s also no doubt that the expansions for said game are going to be a key part of my gaming diet in the years to come, with each one being consumed in full as they come out. Chaos Rising might not do anything particularly interesting with the template carved by Relic for Dawn Of War 2, but it’ll nonetheless prove eminently palatable. Man, I totally haven’t had my dinner yet. I’m going to have fajitas. They’re going to be exquisite!

Also, I arsed up this post earlier. The code is valid from Wednesday.
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Dawn Of Update: The Last Stand

By Jim Rossignol on October 14th, 2009.


Dawn Of War 2’s 1.8 update is out [Later today, Jim – RPS], and that includes the new game mode Last Stand. You can check out a video of that mode below, but essentially it’s one hero against many waves of enemies. I believe it can be played co-operatively too, so it could be you and chum versus many waves of enemies. The update also includes loads of tweaks, two new multiplayer maps and new wargear. The full patch notes can be found here.
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Dawn Of War II Megapatch Incoming, Battlereport

By Jim Rossignol on June 24th, 2009.


Balance issues have been making DoW II players frown and cuss, and Relic have been busying themselves making a super-patch to fix it all. It’s almost ready, and the guys have released a battle report (below), narrated by designer Jonny Ebbert and balancer Clint Tasker, to demonstrate some of the fundamental changes. You can keep an eye on further developments over on the DoWII devblog. Even more interesting, perhaps, is this in-depth report by Game Replays, who went out to visit Relic to check out and report on the 1.4 update. Yep, they’re taking it that seriously.

Thanks to RPS regular Sub Edii for the tip off.
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