Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II closed beta, open beta, and system requirements

by: Randy -
The relentless Warhammer machine marches ever onward.  The Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II beta lies on the grim horizon, and already-established fans of the series will be lightly rewarded for their loyalty.  Owners of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm will have access to the Dawn of War II beta on January 21.  Everyone else has to line up and wait until January 28 until the beta opens for them; which is still a good leap and bound before the February 23 retail launch.  Beta folks will get all four playable races, five multiplayer maps, and Microsoft's Games for Windows - Live TrueSkill Matchmaking (not a dating service).

Also, THQ posted system requirements for Dawn of War II.  See details after the jump.

THQ ANNOUNCES WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR II MULTIPLAYER BETA

Exclusive Beta Offered to Dawn of War - Soulstorm Owners; Public Beta to Follow

January 8, 2009 -- THQ Inc. today announced plans to release a multiplayer beta for Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, the award winning Real-time strategy (RTS) game from Relic Entertainment. 

The beta will be hosted via Steam and offered exclusively to Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War - Soulstorm owners on January 21, followed by a worldwide public release on January 28.  The beta will feature all four playable races, five multiplayer maps, and Microsoft's Games for Windows - LIVE TrueSkill Matchmaking.

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. The game is scheduled for release on February 23, 2009 for Windows PC, and will be available through worldwide retail and online outlets.  For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, please visit www.dawnofwar2.com.

THQ today announced the minimum and recommended specs for the upcoming Real Time Strategy (RTS) game Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II.

Minimum Requirements
* Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
* P4 3.2 GHz (single core) or any Dual Core processor
* 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
* A 128MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) -  Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600, or equivalent
* 5.5 GB of Hard Drive space

Recommended
* Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
* AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ or any Intel Core 2 Duo
* 2 GB RAM (XP and Vista)
* A 256MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) -  Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900, or equivalent
* 5.5 GB of Hard Drive space

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. The game is scheduled for release on February 23, 2009 for Windows PC, and will be available through worldwide retail and online outlets.  For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and the upcoming beta, please visit www.dawnofwar2.com.

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