E3 08: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

I’ve never really been all that in to the Warhammer 40K universe — maybe because of the expensive miniature army building side of the franchise. All this new media THQ sent in from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is really making me want to rectify that situation, though.

Aside from the great looking screens in the gallery, there are also two new trailers after the jump. The first is a cinematic trailer that shows members of the Space Marines and Eldar beating the stuffing out of each other. I was especially fond of the scene where one Eldar took a mech’s flamethrower to the face. The second trailer shows what we can expect the game to look like in motion. There’s not a lot of footage, but what’s there looks pretty impressive.

The game’s community site has also recently opened up, with the developers promising regular updates until release.

It’s looking much more likely that I’ll be checking out Dawn of War II when it releases sometime next March. What about you? And does painting vehicles red actually make them go faster?

Cinematic trailer

Gameplay trailer

Justin Villasenor