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News Sequel to Dawn of War in development

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Hopefully they'll allow for a further zoomed out view of the battle field, that was my only problem with the last game/series of expansion packs.
     
  3. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Keep things more along the lines of dark crusade than a long regular campain and I will be most happy. Dark crusade was a good mix of skirmish modes and decent missions.
     
  4. reflux

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    Always felt like Company of Heroes was the spiritual sequel to Dawn of War....now to find out that there's a proper sequel in the works is awesome!
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    yay, 3 features i want the MOST from ALL games: quad core support, Dx10 graphics and coop campaign.

    hope they include IG as an initial race, otherwise i'd have to play SM again, i'll miss my baneblade......
     
  6. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    give me something that actually follows the proper army lists and spirit of play, then I'll bite.
     
  7. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Apparently it's running on an updated version of the engine they used in CoH, and you'll apparently be limited to 6 squads, but the squad upgrade/customisation mechanics will but deeper.

    So here's hoping tanks actually play like tanks rather than oversized infantry.
     
  8. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    6 squads?

    thats 1 platoon of IG, not counting all the other support options.

    normally an IG platoon is 5 squads + command + support units + special advisors


    I normally field two in a standard game, therefore It is my current opinion the game will blow.
     
  9. Leifish

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    Only downside to this jubilant news is that it's coming out next year.
     
  10. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    You can't really compare TT to the video game, they're two different animals
     
  11. UncertainGod

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    Tell me when the 'nids expansion pack comes out.

    /me goes back to sleep.
     
  12. moshpit

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    All I have to say is there better be Titans finally. Gimme a Warlord or a Reaver and I'll be happy :p
     
  13. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I can when TT was the original, the VG should be of the same scale, or even larger considering that the TT is supposed to be a small section of an overall battle, something more to the scale of supreme commander would be more appropriate.

    infact the supcom engine is perfect for such a game, as it already includes similar units for all the types of things that exist in the 40k universe.
     
  14. TommyVD

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    Just read the article in the aforamentioned magazine. Suffice to say: I'm excited.
     
  15. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I'd imagine this will just be Company of Heroes with space marines and Tyranids. THQ already has a fine DX10 multi core capable engine in the COH, so it makes sense that they'd make use of it for the more successful DoW franchise.
     
  16. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    The 40k universe is much more than just a TT game, although I'd like to see a game that's more in keeping with the table top, it doesn't have to be.

    The whole reason DoW was so successful was because they didn't really try to emulate the TT too much, it wasn't trying to be 40k on the PC like some previous games, it was a great RTS that used the 40k setting.
     
  17. Mentai

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    And the animations for the dreadnaught killing orks was awesome!
    I thought it was the most impressive RTS visually when the first demo came out way back when. I'm probably going to get a new PC early next year, which is great cause I really want to play this in all it's glory.
     
  18. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    cool, quite looking forwards to this :)
     
  19. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    I want it..
    And use the COH engine.. deffo.. maybe even licence the world in conflict engine..
     
  20. UncertainGod

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    I think the whole point of them making a true sequel is so they can build a new engine and bring on things like the 'nids.
     
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