The existence of Dawn of War 3 was confirmed overnight when Sega and Relic Entertainment dropped an announcement trailer online along with a listing on Steam. Check it out below:
The Steam page highlights a “three-faction campaign” involving Orks, Eldar and Space Marines, with each race boasting the largest units seen in the franchise (as demonstrated in the trailer). Other features mentioned are larger scale battles, elite squads with unique abilities and skills and the return of online co-op.
No specific release date has been revealed, but the game is slated to come out sometime in 2017.
As someone who has limited knowledge of the lore of Warhammer 40K, that trailer still looked pretty cool. I never really played much of the original two Dawn of War games, but I still remember how incredibly grotesque it was to create a Bloodthirster when playing as Chaos. Maybe I should go back and try them out, as to celebrate the announcement of Dawn of War 3, Steam is selling the previous entries in the franchise at 75% off.