Dawn of War II: Retribution announced

Tuesday, 17th August 2010 18:24 GMT By Joe Anderson


THQ today announced  a second stand-alone expansion for Warhammer 40K Dawn of War II, entitled Retribution.

The new expansion takes place years after the events in Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising and allows players to choose their perspective with the first multiple-race single player campaign in the Dawn of War II series.

The first race to be revealed is the savage Orks, although players will be able to journey through each story arc, no matter what race they choose.

As well as the single player campaign, Retribution will feature new multiplayer units, maps and an entire new playable faction when it ships.

Jeff Lydell, Producer of Dawn of War II – Retribution commented: “We all love the Blood Ravens here at Relic Entertainment, but there are also a lot of fans of the other races and armies out there so we decided that Retribution should allow the player the freedom to experience the campaign from the perspective they select.”

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution is scheduled to be released for Windows PC in the first quarter of 2011.



  1. dark_prince123

    Iam a huge Warhammer Fan :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. OwningXylophone

    Interesting… The picture you have used is clearly an Ultramarine, not a Blood Raven. Maybe for the first time in DoW history you’ll be able to play the campaign as a different marine chapter!

    #2 4 years ago

    Strangely, DoW II runs slower on low settings on my laptop than StarCraft 2 does on mostly medium settings…

    I would probably have tried it, but I can only get about 20fps out of it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 Because Starcraft II graphics are worse by a mile and Starcraft II Blizzard optimized a lot, like they are doing with their games always.

    Dawn Of War II uses Essence Engine 2.0 that is absolutely masterpiece.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    Oh God-Emperor, please let the Guard be in this expansion!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. NeoSquall

    @2 No, they simply recicled a Dark Millennium Onlline artwork.

    No wait, they also tagged it in MMO. WTF man, don’t you know that Dawn of War 2 is a RTS unrelated to Dark Millennium Online?!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DSB

    @3 You’re not missing anything. It’s one of the most disappointing sequels I can remember. It seems to me like they tried to reduce the Company of Heroes gameplay, taking away even more of the micro-management, and just ended up losing what made the game fun.

    Haven’t picked up Chaos Rising myself, but based on the standard game, there’s more fun to be had with the original Dawn of War.

    #7 4 years ago

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