Hi guys, I put together this FAQ in the format I've used previously for Chaos Rising/Retribution. I will update as necessary.
Welcome to the Dawn of War III FAQ. Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions about Dawn of War III.
Dawn of War Official Website
Q: What is Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III?
A: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is the latest title in the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. It is set on a whole new world, Acheron, and includes the existing characters Gabriel Angelos of the Blood Ravens, Gorgutz the Warboss and Farseer Macha of the Biel-tan craftworld. It is confirmed that it will include a whole new focus and style, with larger battles including units such as Knights, and hails the return of base building from Dawn of War I.
Q: When will it release?
A: There is currently no date, but it has been confirmed as next year, 2017.
Q: How many races are confirmed for Dawn of War III?
A: Currently 3 races have been confirmed, the mighty Space Marines, the greedy Orks and the ambitious Eldar.
Q: Is that all?
A: Yes. No other races have been confirmed, but it should be noted that Relic have announced an additional faction for Dawn of War II after the initial announcement before. Also note that Relic is known for producing DLC after the release of a game.
Q: Are there any other details?
A: For now, it has been confirmed there is a renewed focus on simplifying the game, with a new unit system of "Line Units" and "Elite Units". Cover should be more visible and easily understandable.
Q: Will there be a beta?
A: While no plans have been announced, Relic have an excellent history of community interaction and participation, and often hold beta's for their titles. Unless otherwise confirmed, one should be expected.
Q: Where's a good place to look at some screenshots?
A: The PC Gamer web article has a few screenshots.
Q: What will Chaos Rising be rated?
A: It is marked as "Rating Pending" by the ESRB on the official website.
Q: Will there be a special edition?
A: No special edition has yet been announced, but SEGA has produced some excellent special editions previously (see Total War).
Q: What sort of system specifications will Dawn of War III require?
A: As of this time, no details have been announced. Expect that the latest generation of graphics cards, as well as the latest generation of processes and upcoming hardware should all be suitable.
Q: What new features are present in Dawn of War III?
A: As per the Dawn of War website:
Power has a Price
In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron.
With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.
Unleash the Giants
Take control of towering war machines and tip the balance of battle in your favor with the biggest characters in Dawn of War history.
Prepare for more epic action as you wage war with massive armies across landscapes full of volcanic terrain or on battlecruisers in space.
Three faction campaign
This universe has no heroes or villains. Through alternating missions you'll soon learn the combat advantages of Space Marines, Orks, and Eldar.
More features to be revealed.
Unit list (from screenshots/trailer)
- Captain in terminator armour
- Tactical Marines
- Devestator Marines
- Assault Marines
- Assault Terminators with Stormshields and Thunder Hammers
- Imperial Knights
- Howling Banshees
- Viper jet bikes
- Falcon Grav tanks
- Deff Dreads