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THQ announces Dawn of War 2: Retribution

THQ announces Dawn of War 2: Retribution

THQ has announced a new Dawn of War 2 expansion, called Retribution.

GamesCom 2010: Just ahead of the GamesCom 2010 games event in Cologne, Germany, THQ has announced a new expansion pack for strategy hit Dawn of War 2 on the PC.

Subtitled Dawn of War 2: Retribution, the new expansion will be standalone – meaning you won't need the original game to play it.

DOW: Retribution is set to bring a number of updates to the series, the biggest and most notable of which is the addition of Orcs as a playable faction.

Retribution's other main enhancements seem focused on the multiplayer side of things – THQ hasn't nailed down specifics, but has promised that Retribution will add more maps and modes to the Dawn of War series.

THQ has not yet nailed down a release date for Dawn of War 2: Retribution – indicating only that, like the original game, it'll see a release in the first quarter of the new year.

There's not much more known about Retribution just yet, but we'll be catching up with THQ at the show tomorrow and will be trying to find out a bit more then.

Check out our Dawn of War 2 review for more info on the series.

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Skill3d 17th August 2010, 23:45 Quote
erm... weren't orcs already playable in DOW2? Or do they hint on the single player missions? Eager to await further new on this.
Hovis 18th August 2010, 02:22 Quote
MINOR SPOILERS BELOW FROM DOW2

If I was to hazard a guess, based on the ending to the last game, I -think- they might be going back to the more orthodox large army command for the next game. It's just a guess, but the last game ended with your commander character promoted to lead his own company and assorted armies poised to enter the battle for the system once again on a grander scale. I was half expecting a sort of open map based kind of approach as they adopted for the later iterations of the older Dawn of War. Not sure if Orks would work as well as Space Marines for a campaign along the lines of the original Dawn of War 2 because while I can imagine a small unit of Space Marines with veteran squad leaders battling huge odds and so on, I imagine orks having a much higher attrition rate, plus they tend to mob things.

Still, colour me intrigued. :)
sotu1 18th August 2010, 10:42 Quote
ORkz Orkz orkZ ORkz! Good to hear :) mind you, I still haven't played Chaos Rising, but it's waiting on Steam for me....
Redbeaver 18th August 2010, 13:46 Quote
man i cant wait for the MMO....... just copy all the leveling, squads, and RPG stuff from DoW and put it on an MMO, and ill be happy.
[ZiiP] NaloaC 18th August 2010, 15:26 Quote
As hinted by Sotu, I will point out that it's "Orcs" for Warhammer and "Orks" for 40K. Yes, I am that pointless.

Looking forward to this. Love 40K and THQ have done a good job with the DoW franchise.

I reckon it will either be Imperial Guard or Inquisition judging from the video that was released. Pay attention to the "i" in Retribution, it uses the Inquisitorial symbol.

I'm still waiting for Chaos Rising to be a reasonable price on Steam, the sales haven't given any good discounts on it yet.
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