View Full Version : I think we ave another 40k incoming.

03-10-2008, 12:09 PM

Props to the IGN PC board for this.

If this is DOW2, SC2 has just taken a backseat.

03-28-2008, 09:37 PM
of course it a new dawn of war it has to be either that or someone has just ripped of a space mariner and part of the title from dawn of war :P

Cant wait for it to come out new engine so very high chance there is gonna be nids :D

03-30-2008, 12:50 AM
The intel (gathered from the preview and an interview with Producer Mark Noseworthy in the same Belgian magazine, PC Gameplay):

- Uses the Essence 2.0 engine with Havok physics, all optimised for DX10 and multicore support.
- It looks great, think of the DoW intro but with a bit less polygons here and there (in terms of lighting and all that it looks almost exactly the same).
- Units also use CoH-like unit AI for awareness and pathfinding to find cover and such.
- While DoW 2 shares the same (upgraded probably) engine as CoH it won't be "CoH in space", while soldiers in CoH will ask themselves if flanking the enemy is the right option, in DoW2 it will be more like Space Marines asking themselves if they should use their jetpacks to jump over an Ork squad to attack them in the back. Different settings, different kinds of warfare.
- Preview only showed a destroyed city landscape, akin to DoW (but more detailed), other tilesets will offer deserts, jungles, mountains and other cities.
- Only the Orkz and Space Marines were revealed, more races on the way obviously and to be to revealed later this year (though how many isn't known).
- Co-op campaign for both the Orkz and Space Marines, apparently not for the other to-be-revealed races.
- More focus on making units and squads unique; every unit has got a name (at least in the campaign it seems), more details and more animations.
- Relic wants to give players rewards at the end of a mission like wargear (armor, weapons, rare objects); "Let's pimp out squads with cool stuff!", you will see these items in-game as well of course.
- You'll fight your way through the campaign with the same squads.
- You can't control more than six squads! I am not sure if this is campaign-only but the preview made it sound like it wasn't.
- The squads are going to be a lot more interesting than before though.
- A squad leader (one or several?) will need to survive if you want to complete a mission; you really have to look out for your squads and don't treat them like cannon fodder.
- There is a lot more interesting commentary from the units as well; if your SM commander is holding a Thunder Hammer f.e. then the opponent will specifically comment on that, Ork Warchief saying something like "Ooh, nice hammer, but mine is bigger!". The warchief will say something else if the commander doesn't have the hammer.
- The campaign lets Space Marines operate from a spaceship, you'll get a view of an underlying planet and you'll be able to choose from different missions (which are tagged with difficulty colours, green, blue and red).
- Certain reward items won't be useable at once in the campaign, so they'll be taken back to the SM spaceship for research.
- Dreadnought can now also trample Orkz.
- No sea or air units (though jetpacks are still in of course).
- Development team of 55 people has been working on it since September 2005.
- Release in early 2009 or later.

This is just a summary, the preview also describes the battles that were shown but that wasn't really revealing. Also remember that this is a translation based on the impressions of a Belgian gamesjournalist and on a translated-to-Dutch interview, some of the info might be incorrect or poorly worded in the preview/interview itself to start with, you never know with these first-revelation articles.

I am not gonna scan the magazine since most folks probably don't understand Dutch and I also didn't think the preview was that informative (didn't focus enough on difference with DoW1, seems to talk only about the campaign). Can't say I am that excited although the screenshots look great, I expected something... bigger (in scope at least) but that's probably because there isn't much information yet anyway.

Someone else reported this based on the screenshots they saw:

-Buildings can be occupied (like in coh)
-Envirement completely destructable ^^
-Vehicles are bigger (there were only a couple of dreadnought shots)
-LOTS of blood (i saw the screens and thought LOL)
-Over the top finishing animations
-when units are in melee, pieces of battle armor can be chopped off in the action

I got that from the IGN board. SC2 owned. Now pass me the Tyranids.

04-04-2008, 05:51 PM

Three screens and a teaser.

04-06-2008, 03:11 PM
Oh yeah if you bought the latest expansion for DoW.
You can get into the beta for DoW2.

04-09-2008, 08:01 AM
How..got any more info on that??

04-15-2008, 08:31 PM
Nothing yet. There isn't even a date on when the beta starts.

04-28-2008, 08:23 AM
This seems like next gen strategy game... But I need new computer for this because this is really going to require good computer... But sounds awsome and theres no way they won't make this a great game.

It would be awsome to get into the beta... So you need soulstorm for that?

06-10-2008, 09:58 AM
The latest GFW Radio podcast is exclusively about DOW2. Shawn Elliot got to play some of the campaign missions, and gives his impressions: http://download.gamevideos.com/Podcasts/CGW/060608.mp3

It sounds pretty awesome, I especially like the idea of fewer units and more tactical action.

06-21-2008, 10:25 AM
Are you guys talking about Soul Storm? because I heard that will be the last installment, but I dont believe so because they still are missing a very good army:) the tyranids.

06-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Are you guys talking about Soul Storm? because I heard that will be the last installment, but I dont believe so because they still are missing a very good army:) the tyranids.

Soulstorm was last expansion for dow1, but tyranids will, if THQ/Relic have listened any dow fans, be in dow2, which we are chatting about over here.

Tyranids are great race and it would be stypid to again great game motor so that they couldn't be placed in dow2.