History Videogame / DawnOfWar

21st May '16 8:19:09 PM StarSword
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The franchise's fate following the 2012 bankruptcy of its publisher Creator/{{THQ}} was hazy: [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-sega-and-relic-and-the-whereabouts-of-the-warhammer-40-000-ip Relic was purchased by Sega on January 22, 2013,]] and it was [[http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/330680,confirmed-sega-now-owns-all-the-warhammer-licenses.aspx confirmed later that month]] that with it came an exclusive license to produce games based on Creator/GamesWorkshop [=IPs=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw&ab_channel=DawnofWar Relic released a trailer on May 3rd, 2016]] confirming VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII is in development and three races -- Space Marines, Eldar and Orks -- will be playable in it.

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The franchise's fate following the future was in doubt in 2012 due to the [[AuthorExistenceFailure bankruptcy of its publisher Creator/{{THQ}} was hazy: publisher]] Creator/{{THQ}}, sending its subsidiary studios either to auction or out of business. [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-sega-and-relic-and-the-whereabouts-of-the-warhammer-40-000-ip Relic was purchased by Sega on January 22, 2013,]] and it was [[http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/330680,confirmed-sega-now-owns-all-the-warhammer-licenses.aspx confirmed later that month]] that with it came an exclusive license to produce games based on Creator/GamesWorkshop [=IPs=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw&ab_channel=DawnofWar Relic released a trailer on May 3rd, 2016]] confirming VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII ''VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII'' is in development and three races -- Space Marines, Eldar and Orks -- will be playable in it.
21st May '16 10:05:28 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** Regardless of who the traitor is in ''Chaos Rising'', and regardless of the fact that he freely gives Galan the vox codes for his company, he explicitly tells Galan not to use the vox to set up an ambush, saying that if he does, their agreement will be over.

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** Regardless of who the traitor is in ''Chaos Rising'', and regardless of the fact that he freely gives Galan Eliphas the vox codes for his company, he but also explicitly tells Galan Eliphas not to use the vox to set up an ambush, saying that if he does, their agreement will be over.
11th May '16 1:22:13 AM dvorak
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* AChatWithSatan: In the Chaos campaign for ''Retribution'', Eliphas talks with Ulkair (a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Greater Daemon of]] [[thePigPen Nurgle]]), offering it a chance to join their fight against the [[spoiler: now Khorne-aligned]] marines. Ulkair thinks this is a splendid idea.



* DealWithTheDevil: According to lore, the entire Chaos Marines faction, but to be more specific:
** Tarkus at least thinks he made one with Ulkair, if he's the traitor.
** Eliphas asks Ulkair for aid in fighting the Blood Ravens. Ulkair decides he's up for a bit of fun, since while all the Traitor Guardsmen could offer him was rotten meat and worship, Eliphas is being proactive in spreading death and decay (and since Eliphas has already made a Faustian deal with Abbadon the Despoiler, Ulkair can't have him).



* MarkOfTheBeast: In II, Chaos upgrades involve etching or tattooing chaotic runes on a unit, channelling the favour of the Dark Gods. They also come into play with Tarkus and Jonas' ultimate chaos abilities in the campaighn, both which are obtained by way of [[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil faustian pacts]].]]

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* MarkOfTheBeast: In II, Chaos upgrades involve etching or tattooing chaotic runes on a unit, channelling the favour of the Dark Gods. They also come into play with Tarkus and Jonas' ultimate chaos abilities in the campaighn, campaign, both which are obtained by way of [[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil faustian pacts]].]]
5th May '16 4:13:53 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** The Slap Choppa is one to the Slap Chop kitchen gadget commercial. "You'll be slappin' your troubles away with the Slap Choppa!" Another one tells you "Stop havin' a boring rumble, stop havin' a biring life."

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** The Slap Choppa is one to the Slap Chop kitchen gadget commercial. "You'll be slappin' your troubles away with the Slap Choppa!" Another one tells you "Stop havin' a boring rumble, stop havin' a biring boring life."



** When Stormboy Nob Brikkfist is downed, he sometimes mutters, [[TheSimpsons Urge to kill fading... fading... gone]].

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** When Stormboy Nob Brikkfist is downed, he sometimes mutters, [[TheSimpsons [[Series/TheSimpsons Urge to kill fading... fading... gone]].



** One of the items Space Marines can unlock in ''Retribution'' is a PowerFist called [[FistOfTheNorthStar Polaris Fist]]. Unfortunately, it's just a shout out in name only without any special abilities.

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** One of the items Space Marines can unlock in ''Retribution'' is a PowerFist called [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Polaris Fist]]. Unfortunately, it's just a shout out in name only without any special abilities.



* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Certain Ork buildings -- ''Da'' Boyz Hut, for instance.

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Certain Ork buildings in the first game -- ''Da'' Boyz Hut, for instance.



** Space Marine Terminators and Assault Terminators can be given Personal Teleporters. If Thaddeus is given Terminator Armour in ''Dawn of War II'', his Assault Jump ability is replaced by Teleport.



** The Imperial Guard have a similar-in-spirit ability, their infantry units can be moved from one of their GarrisonableStructures to another, though there's a delay. It's not actually teleportation though. They're craling through tunnels they dig to connect all their structures.

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** The Imperial Guard have a similar-in-spirit ability, ability: their infantry units can be moved from one of their GarrisonableStructures to another, though there's a delay. It's not actually teleportation though. They're craling crawling through tunnels they dig to connect all their structures.structures.
** In ''Chaos Rising'', Jonah can gain the ability to teleport from his Will tree and starts the game with a Tome which allows him to kill enemy infantry instantly via TeleFrag.
4th May '16 10:57:20 PM LordAraghast
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The franchise's fate following the 2012 bankruptcy of its publisher Creator/{{THQ}} was hazy: [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-sega-and-relic-and-the-whereabouts-of-the-warhammer-40-000-ip Relic was purchased by Sega on January 22, 2013,]] and it was [[http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/330680,confirmed-sega-now-owns-all-the-warhammer-licenses.aspx confirmed later that month]] that with it came an exclusive license to produce games based on Creator/GamesWorkshop [=IPs=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw&ab_channel=DawnofWar Relic released a trailer on May 3rd, 2016]] confirming [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII''Dawn of War III'']] is in development and three races -- Space Marines, Eldar and Orks -- will be playable in it.

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The franchise's fate following the 2012 bankruptcy of its publisher Creator/{{THQ}} was hazy: [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-sega-and-relic-and-the-whereabouts-of-the-warhammer-40-000-ip Relic was purchased by Sega on January 22, 2013,]] and it was [[http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/330680,confirmed-sega-now-owns-all-the-warhammer-licenses.aspx confirmed later that month]] that with it came an exclusive license to produce games based on Creator/GamesWorkshop [=IPs=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw&ab_channel=DawnofWar Relic released a trailer on May 3rd, 2016]] confirming [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII''Dawn of War III'']] VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII is in development and three races -- Space Marines, Eldar and Orks -- will be playable in it.
4th May '16 10:55:46 PM LordAraghast
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The franchise's fate following the 2012 bankruptcy of its publisher Creator/{{THQ}} was hazy: [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-sega-and-relic-and-the-whereabouts-of-the-warhammer-40-000-ip Relic was purchased by Sega on January 22, 2013,]] and it was [[http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/330680,confirmed-sega-now-owns-all-the-warhammer-licenses.aspx confirmed later that month]] that with it came an exclusive license to produce games based on Creator/GamesWorkshop [=IPs=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw&ab_channel=DawnofWar Relic released a trailer on May 3rd, 2016]] confirming ''Dawn of War III'' is in development and three races -- Space Marines, Eldar and Orks -- will be playable in it.

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The franchise's fate following the 2012 bankruptcy of its publisher Creator/{{THQ}} was hazy: [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-25-sega-and-relic-and-the-whereabouts-of-the-warhammer-40-000-ip Relic was purchased by Sega on January 22, 2013,]] and it was [[http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/330680,confirmed-sega-now-owns-all-the-warhammer-licenses.aspx confirmed later that month]] that with it came an exclusive license to produce games based on Creator/GamesWorkshop [=IPs=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw&ab_channel=DawnofWar Relic released a trailer on May 3rd, 2016]] confirming ''Dawn [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII''Dawn of War III'' III'']] is in development and three races -- Space Marines, Eldar and Orks -- will be playable in it.
4th May '16 8:32:44 PM ErikModi
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** A more extreme example occurs in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' where Imperial subfactions like the Blood Ravens, the local Imperial Guard Regiment and the Sisters of Battle fight each other to the death because of the typical Imperial JurisdictionFriction and seperate command structure and the off-hands approach of those high enough to make them all stop.

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** A more extreme example occurs in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' where Imperial subfactions like the Blood Ravens, the local Imperial Guard Regiment and the Sisters of Battle fight each other to the death because of the typical Imperial JurisdictionFriction and seperate command structure and the off-hands approach of those high enough to make them all stop. Basically, the Blood Ravens, Sisters of Battle, and Imperial Guard were all ordered to take complete control of the system by any means necessary. By definition, this includes destroying the other two Imperial factions right along with the aliens and heretics.
4th May '16 6:46:53 PM ErikModi
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* SchrodingersCanon: Soulstorm was not well-liked by the fans (especially the Marine campaign), so many assume the Blood Ravens lost (the Imperial Guard is a fan-favorite winner). Dawn of War II reveals the Blood Ravens did indeed get thoroughly trounced in Soulstorm, though it doesn't mention who actually won.
** The traitor in Chaos Rising. During any given playthrough, the traitor will change based on the relative corruption ratings of your squad leaders. Retribution reveals a canonical traitor, [[spoiler: Avitus]].
4th May '16 9:47:50 AM MissMokushiroku
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* AntiRageQuitting: In ''Dawn of War II'', there is no save option in the campaign missions, and quitting counts as a loss.
4th May '16 12:23:06 AM TARINunit9
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* HumongousMecha: ''III'' promises to feature Eldar Wraightknights and Imperial Knight Titans.
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