A few us checked out Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
while we were at CES 2009 and really liked what we saw. Well, now you can play it yourself as the game the multiplayer beta is now on Steam. The game uses an updated Company of Heroes
engine and the one feature that really intrigues me is co-op play through the single player campaign. Anyways, what are you waiting for? Go grab the beta and see for yourself why this could be one of the best RTS games this year.
[EDIT: The beta is also available to download on Games for Windows Live Marketplace. - Randy
WARHAMMER® 40,000™: DAWN OF WAR® II MULTIPLAYER BETA
OPEN TO WORLDWIDE PUBLIC TODAY
Beta Available on Games for Windows – LIVE Marketplace and Steam
January 27, 2009 -- THQ Inc. today announced that the multiplayer beta for Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, the award winning Real-time strategy (RTS) game from Relic Entertainment, will be available to the worldwide public via download on Games for Windows – LIVE Marketplace and Steam today at 7:01 p.m. EST (12:01 a.m. GMT).
“Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II exemplifies the seamless combination of technology and creativity that keeps the PC at the forefront of gaming innovation,” said Michael Wolf, senior marketing manager of Games for Windows – LIVE, Microsoft. “The multiplayer modes truly set a new bar for the genre, and Games for Windows – LIVE helps make it more accessible than ever before. We’re incredibly excited to be a part of the Dawn of War community.”
The beta features five multiplayer maps and all four of the game’s playable races: the Space Marines, Orks, Eldar and for the first time ever in the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series, Tyranids.
Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, developed by THQ's internal studio, Relic Entertainment, is a Real-time strategy (RTS) game set in the grim, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe. Featuring vicious front-line combat, destructible environments, a fully cooperative multiplayer mode, four unique playable races, and a non-linear single player campaign with branching storylines, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II delivers the ultimate sci-fi fantasy RTS experience for Windows PC. The game is scheduled for release nationwide on February 19, 2009 and will be available through retail and online outlets. For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, please visit www.dawnofwar2.com.