Unclean For One: Chaos Rising Trailer

Via the almighty news node of VG247 we cyber-pilfer news of a new Dawn Of War II: Chaos Rising trailer, this time with footage of a demon in action. Not sure about that narration, though, because it really just sounds a bit like me when I get all excited and do a space marine voice.


  1. Senethro says:

    Come Brothers, let us cleanse the taint of Chaos!

  2. Furniture Merchant says:

    Looking pretty good, I’m really glad to see FFA coming back. For me personally FFA is just such a perfect game mode for the Warhammer universe, everyone against everyone, no holds barred, winner takes all.

    Well anyway, only thirty some odd days remaining, I’m really looking forward to this, more specifically the massive influx of new players, and those who waited for Chaos to come out before buying Dawn of War 2 should make multiplayer a lot more fun.

  3. The Diddler says:

    HELL YEAH !! Blood for the blood god !!


    • Aftershock says:

      That was a Nurgle demon prince though, hopefully we’ll be able to pick between our gods, as opposed to having them all lumped together.


    • Pamplemousse says:

      Prehaps we’ll get the three different heroes being disiples of different gods. Maybe the Nurgle Demon Prince will be a unit only available through the commander specific abilities.

      Similar to how Space Marines can get the venerable dreadnaught and the Terminators.

      It would be nice not to get all the demons lumped together like they were in DW 1.

    • Leperous says:

      It’s not a demon prince, but a greater demon – specifically a great unclean one, Forgeworld-style.

      link to forgeworld.co.uk

  4. Idiot_Slayer says:

    Is that narration also the voice of Zaheed in ME2?

    • Man Raised By Puffins says:

      Also, Arl Eamon in Dragon Age. He gets around a bit, as voice actors tend to do.

    • Jockie says:

      Slightly off-topic, but did anyone else notice that the Quarian Admirals in ME2 seemed to be voiced by the cast of Dragon Age?

    • Zyrxil says:

      Actually, Zaeed is voiced by Robin Sachs, and Arl Eamon is voiced by Graham McTavish. Don’t know who that narrator is, but he doesn’t sound exactly like either.

    • Rath says:

      I think he may also have been Admiral Saul Karath in Knights Of The Old Republic.

    • Wednesday says:

      Edit: actually, never mind, appears I was wrong.

    • Man Raised By Puffins says:

      Ah, it was Harrowmont I was thinking of. I knew it was one of the Dragon Age noble types.

  5. Acosta says:

    Holy shit at the voice, sometimes I wonder who is in charge when companies green light certain stuff.

    Aside of that, can’t wait. I wish Relic would man up and do that huge meta-campaign everyone is dying for, they fell short with Dark Crusade. Maybe they will give it a shot at the next expansion.

  6. Geoff says:

    That voice over is a very bad choice, im a starcraft fan and want to update to this game whilst waiting for sc2 but the trailer totally put me off, think ill stick with starcraft a while longer.

  7. Dominic White says:

    Yeah, the guy is a decent voice-actor, but he can’t do epic speechifying to save his life. Honestly, this trailer would have been better served by doing the narration from the Chaos perspective, ideally by someone with a proper guttral death-growl voice.

    • Sobric says:

      @ Dominic

      Steve Blum would be your man for this.

      You can hear his voice here. He’s the second person/character (after the boring 1st guy).

    • Dominic White says:

      Slightly better… but at the same time, it’s still Steve Blum, who is is GODDAMN EVERYTHING. I counted him having two major and a couple of minor speaking roles in both Dragon Age *AND* Mass Effect 2.

      I was thinking perhaps something more along the lines of the guy who does Nathan Explosions voice:

    • Lemon scented apocalypse says:

      @Dominic White. Really? REALLY?
      Im a huge fan of otherworldly voices for otherworldly characters. case in point: link to youtube.com

    • Lemon scented apocalypse says:

      @Dominic White. Really? REALLY?
      Im a huge fan of otherworldly voices for otherworldly characters. case in point: link to youtube.com

    • gryffinp says:

      Steve Blum was ALSO Cyrus and the Techmarine in DoW II. So I wouldn’t put bad odds on him being a Chaos chap at some point.

  8. Rob says:

    Is there an actual Chaos campaign or is it just Space Marines fighting Chaos?

    • Riaktion says:

      From what I have read, in the campaign you take control of the Blood Ravens again after the end of the original game. The twist this time is that you can take on missions or carry out actions in missions that may result in better rewards, but will gain you some “taint”.

      For example you could smash into an Emperors temple which holds a Chaos power sword to get at the sword. This would earn you taint points. Over time if you keep earning them I think you slowly turn to chaos or somesuch.. thats where my remember-o-matic starts failing.

      Anyways… hope I helped.

  9. Heliocentric says:

    Blood god is the least interesting god. Fail.

    Papa Nurgle, now there is a force of entropy I can get behind, and remember, unlike other gods Nurgle loves his followers.

    • The Diddler says:

      Love is for the weak. Chaos doesn’t need luv

    • mujadaddy says:

      Blood god is the least interesting god. Fail.

      Hey, YOU try rushing into a line of heavily armed, dug-in False-Emperor Loyalist fools with just a chainaxe and a scratchy throat!

      I have done it more times than you can possibly comprehend, and it is more difficult-yet-rewarding than simply throwing plague grenades…

  10. pignoli says:

    Yeah I’m gonna totally cleanse their shit.

  11. beefchief says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s just a spacemarine campaign. But there will be a new corruption system, and you will be able to play a chaos hero in the last stand mode.

  12. jsutcliffe says:

    Bah, why is there never any love for Tzeentch and Slaanesh? I suppose because we’re only allowed to have violence in games, and not sex, that Slaanesh is out but Tzeentch is clearly the best god.

    • Senethro says:

      Tzeentch got his demon as the final boss in Fire Warrior, a decidedly average FPS of the early 2000s. Its not going to be his turn again for quite a while.

    • jsutcliffe says:

      Khorne got his turn in Dawn of War and is having his turn again in DoW II. Khorne AND Nurgle had turns in Mark of Chaos.

      Edit: Crap. Tzeentch had a turn in Warhammer Online. Fine. But where’s Slaanesh?

    • mujadaddy says:

      where’s Slaanesh?

      I applaud GW’s resolve in keeping the nipples on Slaanesh’s army, even if it keeps Slaanesh’s army out of Games for Kidz.

    • Senethro says:

      Fire Warrior has a bunch of concept art with it for what looks like a demon of Chaos Undivided. The Slaanesh part of it has censor pixels over the chest region.

  13. Distepheno says:

    You can find corrupted wargear that will taint your squads. I’m assuming this means sacrificing your “imperial” skills for more “chaotic” versions and maybe change the story/ending. I for one will not be touching the foul heretical items, after all an open mind is like a fortress with its gates open and unbarred.

  14. SpessMahreen says:


    AFAIK, it’s a standard Blood Ravens Space Marine campaign with the added twist that you can choose “tainted” paths and actions that will corrupt your marines leading to different chaos equipment choices and possibly lead to different endings or campaign missions unless I missed something.

  15. bookwormat says:

    Oh, fascists vs satanists. I find it interesting that the Warhammer universe does so well without any heroes.

    • Psychopomp says:

      Well, there’s “Papa” Nurgle who seems to be the only major player in 40K who actually cares for and loves his followers. He is also the chaos god of pestilence.

    • poop says:

      hey every slaanesh follower is in a pretty much constant state of getting off

  16. Hmm says:

    Tell me they won’t use Steam as DRM this time. The most annoying form of copy protection in existence, use disc check or Stardock’s GOO, for Heaven’s sake.

    • bookwormat says:

      I guess you just posted to complain, but here is your answer anyway:

      I’m pretty sure the game will be only offered as a Steam subscription, and it will use Games for Windows Live. It’s promoted as an expansion, and I think they had great success with the subscription model the last time.

    • Hmm says:

      “I guess you just posted to complain”

      Yes, I did, and for a good reason – Steam caused nothing but problems and ruined the multiplayer experience – disconnects, booting to main menu and so on. There are better solutions out there.

    • Vinraith says:


      Surely GfWL is part of the problem too?

    • skittles says:

      To my understanding steam wasn’t used for the multiplayer stuff. So all problems of netcode, disconnects, etc should fall with relic. That said I have never had a single problem with multiplayer in DOWII.

    • Psychopomp says:

      The root of the MP problems was GFWL. If you’ve got any other theories, you are wrong, and have never used another game that uses GFWL.

    • Primar says:

      What Psychopomp said. Steam had nothing to do at all with DoW2’s MP or matchmaking – it’s done entirely with GfWL.

      That said, my and my friend who I play 2v2 with have had very few problems these days. Matchmaking is generally pretty snappy, and lag/disconnecting et al is rarely to the point where it’s irritating.

    • subedii says:

      Yeah, DoW2’s multiplayer issues were GFWL issues. The game is tied to Steam so it can update via Steam, but it uses GFWL for the multiplayer architcture (they did this so that presumably they could make use of the TrueSkill matchmaking system).

      That said, whilst TrueSkill is pretty hit and miss, I haven’t had too many problems actually getting into ranked games themselves. The main issue I have is constantly getting NAT errors when trying to join friends for custom games or lobbies. Again, this isn’t down to Steam though.

    • Vinraith says:

      The only thing worse than tying a game to an intrusive DRM system is tying it to two intrusive DRM systems.

    • Psychopomp says:


      GFWL isn’t used for DRM at all. You never have to tie anything to an account, you just log in and play, if I remember correctly.

    • subedii says:

      Actually, I just recently found out that GFWL may have varying install limits for every game released with it. Yes really. I already know this is the case with Bioshock 2, and Dawn of War 2 also has this. Once you’ve run out of activations you call up MS and ask them to give you more, assuming that tech support understands what’s going on, which evidently they don’t given what I’ve been reading on the official GFWL forums.

      link to forums.gamesforwindows.com

      Stupid idea all round, but you can’t prevent idiocy I guess. I’m not even going to go into what happens when you buy a game off Steam that depends on GFWL, but you live in a country that MS doesn’t support for GFWL / XBL (here’s the short version, if you put in your real country, GFWL will refuse to allow the game to run).

      GFWL is most certainly DRM.

      Frankly Steam is DRM, but they try to make it as painless as possible and don’t put useless things like install limits in as a matter of course. That, and they also at least try to give you additional benefits for the things you trade away by making use of Steam. I’d take Steam over GFWL any day.

    • Tei says:

      Re: link to forums.gamesforwindows.com

      Muahahaha. lame. Not only lame, It make Kafka “The Process” looks like a simple and smooth operation. My head hurts reading this but I am laughing.

    • subedii says:

      The worst thing is at the end of that thread where they don’t reset his activations or revoke previous ones, they tell him to create a new user account and register the game to that.

      That’s just sloppy and stupid. Completely unecessary, completely negates whatever idiotic and partial point there may have been in even having install limits in the first place, and most importantly, does not actually work because the activations are tied to the game’s unique key number, not to the freaking user account.

    • Dave L. says:

      That’s weird that people are running into that with DoWII. I’m pretty sure I didn’t even enter a GfWL key when I installed it (Steam keeps popping up the ‘This is your multiplayer key that you’ll have to enter later’ window, but I never got a prompt to enter that key in-game.)

      I was also under the impression that the 15 activation limit of GfWL was something that developers had to opt into by using the GfWL verification system (like Bioshock 2).

    • Psychopomp says:

      I only have an online GFWL account, and for the longest time I didn’t even have internet at home, I had to mooch off friends to install steam-based stuff. At the very least for a long time after launch you could play offline on an online account. You never have to put a key in, you just log in and play. Please, tell me how they’re going to have activation limits for DoW2 if you never even have to register it on GFWL.

    • Hmm says:

      OK, I should clarify – I have a couple of games which use GfWL for multiplayer and they work fine. DoWII is a special case, because it uses Steam AND LIVE – what’s funny is that if there’s problem on the Steam side, it affects LIVE, too. Example? You’re in a multiplayer match, Steam encounters a problem, and suddenly you’re in the main menu.

      If they’ve chose LIVE for multiplayer, what purpose does Steam serve? Copy protection, and annoying at that. Like I said, a simple disc check or GOO would be infinitely better. Steam is useless.

    • subedii says:

      @ Psychopomp: You need to be online to install the game, that’s pretty much it. I can’t attest to how GFWL works with regards to people not logging in and staying with the singleplayer, but I can assure you the problem exists for those that do and have used them up. I never said it was a particularly good implementation of DRM, just that it exists

      Also: I’m not making up the stuff about being unable to play games that require GFWL if you don’t “live” in the right country, even if Steam sells it there:

      link to forums.gamesforwindows.com

    • Psychopomp says:

      You’re preaching to the choir, man. I’m well aware of GFWL’s numerous failing, it’s just that my own experiences with GFWL lead me to believe that DoW2 doesn’t use it for DRM purposes.

  17. GCU Speak Softly says:

    I’ll wait for the Warhammer 40k MMO, I think.

  18. Howl says:

    Hopefully they will sort the UI out in Eyefinity resolutions as it’s borderline unplayable at the moment without an encyclopaedic knowledge of hotkeys.

  19. SquareWheel says:

    It looks like an Iron knuckle from Zelda.

  20. LionsPhil says:

    Dear Lord…compared to the brilliant DoW2 teaser with the Eldar witch, what the hell happened?

    • subedii says:

      That’s just one trailer, and they just released new gameplay footage.

      link to gametrailers.com

      Also, I wouldn’t expect new trailers to compete with the fully crafted CGI intro of the main game.

  21. sdfsdfsd says:

    Was that a Boomer?

    • noerartnoe says:

      @sdfsdfsd: nah, the Boomer is the kid Nurgle didn’t love and thus cast out. This is his older – and severely more badass – brother/thing the Great Unclean One ;P

  22. Davie says:

    Looks excellent, although I wish there was a higher-res version. I can’t wait for this–although I really hope the Space Marines get Grey Knights at some point. It just isn’t right to not have those book-wearing badasses on the field, especially fighting Chaos.

    The narration brings me back to the Soulstorm days, and Commander Boreale’s spectacularly narmy STEEL REHN speech.

  23. M.P. says:

    Milk for my Flakes of Khorne!

  24. CloakRaider says:

    Note how the guy on the right of your article picture is actually reference posing.

    I like!

  25. matt says:

    I love the QQ about not being epic voiceover…it isnt a narrator guys, its Jonah the Librarian talking, its the voiceactor they chose for him.