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Old January 6, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Took me a long time to warm up to the DoW 2 style of RTS. But now that I have I am really looking forward to DoW 2 Retribution... here's why.

1. No GFWL - THQ is going Steam only. This has moved Retribution up to day 1 purchase as opposed to ridiculous Steam sale price only.

2. 6 Playable Races! - Not only are they all playable, you can choose your race and customize your ARMY (Read: not just a few units) for the SP campaign. I am seriously stoked about this.

Today THQ announced some bundles based on races ($30/each), that give you fancy War Gear, available at your usual digital distributors and THQ. There is also a Retail bundle (only available at THQ IIRC) for $40 that gives you all the Race bundles together and some other stuff.

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Pre-purchase Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution on Steam


Dawn Of War II: Retribution Pre-Order Editions Unveiled

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Old January 6, 2011, 01:00 PM
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Hot damn, i am looking forward to this game.

If you're interested in playing through on co-op campaign on either the original or the expac (chaos) lemme know as i'd love to play it through again with someone to get myself ready for this new expac/standalone.
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Old January 6, 2011, 01:57 PM
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as i have said before i am up for it arinoth, just don't know if i am up for running through on highest difficulty that's all
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Old January 6, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Oh i've given up on hardest difficulty since its mainly an achievement thing and i dont really care about my XBL account and its achievement points anymore.
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HOT DIGGIDY!

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Is this a stand alone expansion?
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Yes standalone.
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Is this the same style as the DoWII that came out a while back, with only the terrans playable, in very small squads? This seems like a pretty big jump from that, all things considered.
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Don't know too many details yet, but you will have more units to play with looking at this screenshot and reading the boiler plate pasted everywhere as the game description. Note the "choose to build a massive army" part.

http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/ap...g?t=1294337895

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Take command of one of six unique factions in the next stand alone expansion of the critically acclaimed Dawn of War real-time strategy franchise. Choose to build a massive army or lead your small squad of elite heroes into battle and experience a single player campaign customized to your faction. Go online and face off against your enemies and experience the fast brutal combat of the 41st millennium.
Key features:
  • Multi-Race Campaign: For the first time in the Dawn of War II series, players will be able to experience a single player campaign customized for their chosen race.
  • Army Builder Metagame: Upgrade your heroes and unlock new buildable units as you progress through the single player campaign.
  • 6 Playable Races: Choose from 6 multiplayer races, each with their own unique super heavy units.
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Old January 19, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Some more insight into the game.

Dawn of War 2: Retribution Video Preview Video - PC - IGN

Play Your Way in Dawn of War II: Retribution - PC Preview at IGN

I might just go for the Imperial Guard pre-order (me wants some Witch Hunter). I found out the all-in-one preorder from THQ ships to Canada, but it's $9 SLOOOWWW shipping . That's now close to $50 for an expansion. No thanks, I'll just buy from Steam for day 1 play. :)
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