Dawn of War II Expansion “Retribution” Announced

The latest in Relic’s brutal RTS title will hit the shelves early 2011. In a recent THQ investor call, the company unveiled the latest stand alone expansion to the Dawn of War II series:

Taking place years after the events in Dawn of War II: Chaos RisingTM, this title allows players to choose their perspective with the first multiple-race single player campaign in the Dawn of War II series. The first race to be revealed is the savage Orks, but no matter which race is chosen players will be taken on an epic journey through each story arc, revealing the answers to many questions left open in previous Dawn of War titles.

In an interview with PC Gamer, lead producer Jeff Lydell gave some insight into the expansion:

We’ve wanted to do an Ork campaign for a long time, and they bring a whole lot to the table in terms of tone and humor. On top of that, they’re one of the iconic 40k races, and we are thrilled to have given them a chance in the sun….Some parts are easier, some are harder. Getting a motivation for Orks to go and fight is definitely easier, since they are always looking for an excuse. The Ork campaign is definitely a lot funnier than anything we’ve done in the past, I think the players are really going to like it.

The new campaign will be around the same length as the Chaos Rising expansion. Crush an’ kill boyz!

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