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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: THQ
Release Date: March 1, 2011 (US), Q1 2011 (EU)

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'WH40K: Dawn of War II – Retribution' Multiplayer Beta Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. PST

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution adds a multiple-race single player campaign, new multiplayer units, maps and an entire new playable faction.

Taking place years after the events in Dawn of War II: Chaos RisingTM, this title 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, but no matter which race is chosen players will be taken on an epic journey through each story arc, revealing the answers to many questions left open in previous Dawn of War titles.

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

Featuring all six multiplayer races including the new Imperial Guard faction, this beta is expected to run from the end of January through the end of February to test the new Steamworks networking and matchmaking features and to help balance the multiplayer mode. All new units for each race will be available in the beta along with the new multiplayer maps which ship with Retribution.

The beta is scheduled to go live on Monday, January 31st when global press and key Dawn of War community members will be given access. It will then broaden to include everyone who has pre-ordered Dawn of War II – Retribution on Steam to date on February 1st. Finally, anyone who has bought a Dawn of War game through Steam or has registered a Dawn of War II product on their Steam account will automatically receive an invite on February 8th. There will be no open registration phase to this beta.

The Dawn of War II - Retribution multiplayer beta is currently planned to run until midnight on February 24th, at which point the developers will take all feedback into account to create a day-zero balancing patch.

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