THQ announces Dawn of War 2: Retribution

Written by Joe Martin

August 17, 2010 // 11:39 p.m.

Tags: #40k #dawn-of-war #dawn-of-war-2 #dawn-of-war-2-retribution #gamescom-2010 #retribution #thq #warhammer

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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