Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer 40: Dawn of War II – Retribution’

Dawn of War 2’s Last Stand Stands Alone

By Alec Meer on April 20th, 2011.

'I say, would you mind terribly if I levelled up now? No? That's jolly good of you, sir.

Well, this is rather unexpected. Then again, I’m very easily surprised: I also described the discovery of fresh bread in the cupboard this morning as rather unexpected. This really is unusual, though – Relic are to carve The Last Stand, a high-speed survival RPG mode, out of their Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and sell it as a standalone game for $10. It’s out today, and it’s to be called The Last Standalone, which is agreeably stupid.
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DOWII Retribution Gets Multiplayer Beta

By Jim Rossignol on January 17th, 2011.


And it’s starting on the 31st of the month. THQ say: “The beta is scheduled to go live on Monday 31 January when global press and key Dawn of War® community members will be given access. It will then broaden to include everyone who has pre-ordered Dawn of War® II – Retribution™ on STEAM to date on 1 February. Finally, anyone who has bought a Dawn of War game through STEAM or has registered a Dawn of War II product on their STEAM account will automatically receive an invite on 8 February. There will be no open registration phase to this beta.” Full details here.

The beta will feature all six multiplayer races from the forthcoming expansion, including lovely, squishy Imperial Guard, and holy crap I am overdue getting into a multiplayer RTS again. This could be it.

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A Little Retribution Goes A Long Way

By Jim Rossignol on December 22nd, 2010.


The third Dawn Of War II expansion pack, Retribution, is making my war-glands tingle with anticipation. This latest, rather brief, trailer (below) shows space marines, and chaos marines, and a big old demon. It shows giant spikes exploding out of the ground. I can’t wait to get my hands on this, frankly.

Also, is anyone else out there wrestling with whether to buy Ultramarines on DVD? I know I am… Oh, the nerdery.
Nope, only war this way, sorry >>

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WH40k:DOWII – Retribution, Eldar Campaign

By Jim Rossignol on September 29th, 2010.


We’ve been sitting about for weeks, listlessly bouncing a squig against the wall, waiting for the other playable race to be revealed, and now there’s a breakthrough: it seems that Dawn Of War II’s expansion, Retribution, will feature Eldar. This is the second race with which you can play through the events of the single player campaign. There’s a trailer below, with some good footage of the new chaos stuff, too. Eldar make for a fairly predictable second team, I suppose, but it will be fun to get your Bloody Handed God out. Missus.

Whatever happened to Zoats? That’s what I want to know. Poor old Zoats.
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