Bilson: Dawn of War 3 is something you've never seen before
Posted: 15.06.2011 12:11 by Simon Priest Comments: 25
THQ core games boss Danny Bilson has teased the first details of Relic's Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War III instalment, revealing it 'combines I and II'.

Well 1 + 2 does, in fact, equal 3. That's good math. While it's "going back" to the first two on some things it will give us something we "haven't seen before".

There aren't any factual revelations from Bilson but his PR speak certainly ignites the imagination. "We're working on the next-generation of that franchise right now," he said.

"I feel like an ass saying it's fantastic, but it is. And we're going to do something with it you haven't seen before," continued the THQ boss. "Preserving some things that have always been great about the first two generations of it, going back to 1 on some things, 2 on some things, and 3 will bring us some new things."

"When you see it you're going to go, whoa. I promise."

Dawn of War III is expected sometime between August 2012 and February 2013. THQ has a "big" announcement planned for this August at Gamescom alongside others. Do you hope that Dawn of War III's singleplayer campaign brings back base building?
Source: Eurogamer


By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
I'd like to see Necrons and Tau this time.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
Only if they bring back the strategy part of the game, I'm not that much into tactics games.
So yes, please bring back the base building.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
Maybe the skelletons, but not ungulate huminoids, you catch my drift.

I do hope full base building returns as I think it is a crucial part of gamplay that was missing in DoW II and it's expacks 1 and 2.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
Base-building, unit upgrades etc. from the first with action packed tactical play from the second please.

And extra cheese.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
Tactical play dosen't coincide with base building, again if you catch my drift. That being a tactical RTS game like DOWII, is different from a regular RTS game like the first DOW, Company of Heroes, CnC games and the like.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jun 15, 2011
im sure one of the games had Necrons and Tau in it? perhaps that was a seperate game i played.

I want to see the game brough to consol :D either that or i need to get a better computer
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
More like a better computer as I don't see Dow coming to consoles anytime soon, hopefully never.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
RTS + Console = Bad Idea

That's the rule and I'm yet to see it disproven.
By Knave (SI Core) on Jun 15, 2011
Guys, let's all forget Dawn of War. What we really need is a sequel to.. Chaos Gate.

X-Com-like TBS meets space marines.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 15, 2011
Well I personally can't wait and don't want to see a return of the old formula of base building that's been done to death. That's old news, and better left in one's gaming memory. While the new Action RPG style failed in "CoH - Tales of Valour", it flourished in "DoW II", so I can't wait for the next one. "Retribution" was okay; more an experiment in trying different races than a full fledged game and the first two titles were the best. Relic keep experimenting, and that's got to be good for RTS's.
"Homeworld 3" for the win, especially if it tied in with "Ground Control" making a space/planet warfare hybrid. Not sure why they've held back on going near the "HW" franchise again.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
@SirRoderick I agree, that and FPSs.

I so can't play them on consoles.

Great graphics with DoW1 gameplay would do for me to get it.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 16, 2011
And so the "DoW" is once again split in it's love/hate relatioship with the direction in which Relic has gone. I spent far more time in MP in the first series (and I bought them all), but far more time in the SP in "DoW II".
Listen to me because I'm important. I like the new direction...and you should too!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2011
The reason you spent so much time in DOW II sp is because there was so much content, the amount of which is incredible for an RTS game. Correct? Or was it that thing about multiplayer, I can't remember what you said, it's in one of our messages.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2011
Base building yes! It's a difference between me getting the next game or not then.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 16, 2011
If it doesn't Kres, there's always "Stronghold 3" to look forward to.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2011
Unless they mess that up....which they've done for every single one past the "Crusaders" one.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2011
Stronghold: Crusaders was the best SH game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 17, 2011
There is that with the "SH" series, but I still hold out hope. Might be the best Strategy title of 2011, aside from "TW: S2"...who knows.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2011
Stronghold 3 indeed. If they don't mess it up badly, I'm going to get that one.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jun 18, 2011
I want Final Liberation style. Point buy armies, maps with resources and several armies to move around. Titans, epic.... Oh please....
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jun 19, 2011
I think we need to wait till DOW V to have titans.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 19, 2011
The same could be said for the appearance of Tyrranids, but they came in an EP. I wouldn't hedge my bets for "DOW III" without any firm info yet.
BTW, "Final Liberation" was a great game, last one in the series I played.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jun 19, 2011
Final Liberation had a good eye to the table you version of epic play. I also enjoyed battling the computer with a set army by point buy. Tried to play on-line, but modems s@*% .... ;)