First up at the PC Gaming Show we’re talking Dawn of War with Brent Disbrow, Phillipe Boulle from Relic Entertainment and a really uncomfortable looking Space Marine to speak about Dawn of War III.
Right away we jump into gameplay, which is stressed to be in-development.
We’re treated a sizzle reel of the game’s RTS combat which while sold as gameplay is not at all live or cohesive. It’s a flashy series of engagements in the game’s Temple Canyon setting that ends with a set piece weapon launching and Dawn of War title card.
There isn’t a ton of information to be had at this point beyond the look of the game. One feature outlined by the developers is the Orbital Laser as demonstrated at the end of the gameplay trailer. The Orbital Laser is an end game ability that can be moved like a squad, doing more damage but slowing down as it moves. It looks really impressive
For the campaign, there is no solid story information yet but Disbrow commented that the campaign will follow three special heroes for each faction.
The footage we saw today is excerpted from the “E3 Mission”, not the true single player campaign, and additional footage is coming from this E3 mission on June 24th.