Dawn of War II:Retribution getting new achievements/wargear on April 6th

by: Chuck -
THQ and relic will be releasing a small patch for The Last Stand mode of Dawn of War II:Retribution on April 6th that will add 12 new achievements to the game.  Not a big deal in and of itself but unlocking these achievements will grant you a new piece of wargear, providing you with more equipment to use in the game mode.  It's not a big thing but it is a nice freebie for those who have already picked up the game.  If you're on the fence about the game be sure to check back on Friday for Tyler's take on the game.
NEW LAST STAND CONTENT ADDED TO WARHAMMER® 40,000®: DAWN OF WAR® II – RETRIBUTIONTM



New Wargear and Achievements Free-of-Charge to All Retribution Owners



AGOURA HILLS, Calif. March 21, 2011 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that owners of Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® II - Retribution™ will be receiving a free update for The Last Stand™ mode expected to go live on 6th April.

The Last Stand, the game’s co-operative survival mode, will be getting an additional twelve new Steam achievements. Unlocking each achievement will grant a new piece of wargear, giving the player even more options when equipping their hero.

The Last Stand update for Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® II - Retribution™ is scheduled to be available for free via a downloadable patch on 6th April.


About Retribution

It is ten years since the events of Chaos Rising and Sub-Sector Aurelia has been in a constant state of warfare with the Imperium struggling to retain control. The apparent betrayal of the chapter by Gabriel Angelos and his Space Marines has shaken the Blood Ravens and now the Imperial forces are beset on all sides by hostile aliens. Retribution allows the player to select the race of their choosing in a battle to determine the very survival or destruction of the entire sector. In addition to the multi race single player campaign, Dawn of War II - Retribution also features new multiplayer units, maps and an entire new playable faction.



About Games Workshop

Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and resin models through more than 389 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com. Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution the foregoing marks' respective logos, and all associated marks, logos, places, names, creatures, races and race insignia/devices/logos/symbols, vehicles, locations, weapons, units and unit insignia, characters, products, illustrations and images are either ®, TM and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2011. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.



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