THQ Inc. today announced that a collector’s edition as well as six individual race packs for its upcoming real time strategy game, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution, are available now for pre-order. We have the details for you.
If you want to go for the collectors edition, it will set you back $39.99 and is only available through the THQ Store.
- Access to all of the available bonus wargear for each of the six playable races in the game.
- An exclusive poster,
- Six race art cards; and
- A high-quality collector’s box.
Alternatively, you have the choice of ordering one of the six specific race pack versions for the same price as the standard retail version ($29.99). These race packs will only be available as pre-orders and depending on what race you want, you are going to have to order it from a specific online store, and they are only available as digital downloads.
The Ork Race Pack is exclusive through STEAM and the Tyranid Race Pack exclusive through THQ.com. The Space Marine, Chaos Space Marine, Eldar and newly announced Imperial Guard race packs are also available for pre-order through THQ.com, STEAM and other electronic distribution partners.
What do these specific packs actually give you? Each one comes with four unique ability and wargear items to be used in the single player campaign. After launch you will have the option to purchase each of the individual race packs through STEAM for a nominal fee.
The game is due for release in North America on March 1, 2011.
Want to know more about the game itself? Here is an extract direct from THQ. Stay tuned to Platform Nation for the new trailer later today.
It is ten years since the events of Chaos Rising and Sub-Sector Aurelia has been in a constant state of warfare with the Imperium struggling to retain control. The apparent betrayal of the chapter by Gabriel Angelos and his Space Marines has shaken the Blood Ravens and now the Imperial forces are beset on all sides by hostile aliens. Retribution allows the player to select the race of their choosing in a battle to determine the very survival or destruction of the entire sector. In addition to the multi race single player campaign, Dawn of War II – Retribution will also feature new multiplayer units, maps and the new playable Imperial Guard faction when it ships.