Dawn of War II getting new co-op DLC in October

by: Chuck -
More On: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Dawn of War II is one of those great games that I couldn't find time to finish.  I enjoyed the first third of the game or so before getting overwhelmed with other games and the new puppy.  The fact that I didn't finish it is now exacerbated by the fact that THQ will be releasing a new mode for the game in October that adds a co-op survival mode to the game (which seems similar to the Horde mode in Gears of War 2 and the Survival mode in Left 4 Dead).

In the new mode you'll pick one of three characters and then battle it out with two other friends against wave after wave of attackers.  As you progress through the game your characters will level up and earn upgrades for future waves of enemies. 

The pack will also include two new multiplayer maps, balance tweaks, and bug fixes.  Not a bad deal for free and hopefully they'll have another sale on Steam before the launch.

August 28, 2009 -- THQ Inc. today announced The Last Stand, an all-new cooperative multiplayer mode for Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, the critically acclaimed Real-time strategy (RTS) game from award-winning developer Relic Entertainment.  The Last Stand is a free downloadable content pack and is scheduled to be available worldwide in October 2009.


The Last Stand is a cooperative survival mode that gives gamers control of an individual hero unit and drops a small multiplayer team into a battle with impossible odds.  Players can choose between a Space Marine Captain, Eldar Farseer or Ork Mekboy and will team up with two other squad-mates in an attempt to hold out as long as possible against wave after wave of relentless attackers.  Hero units level up and are fully customizable as new armor and weapons become available from game to game.  Working together to devise innovative strategies is the key to success in this brand-new battle mode.


The Last Stand download also contains two new multiplayer maps, balance updates and bug fixes for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II.


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. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is available now at retail and online outlets.  For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, please visit www.dawnofwar2.com.


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