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SEGA and Relic Entertainment show off Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III environments

by on March 3, 2017
 

As Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III approaches release, SEGA Europe and Relic Entertainment have shared a new Environment Showcase trailer, showing off a few of the mysterious locations that players will visit in the highly anticipated third installment of the popular RTS franchise:

Over the course of development, the team has focused on creating massive landscapes, both to accommodate the huge scale of battle and to elevate gameplay with destructible features, strategic depth, and nods to the rich 40K universe. In the above video, Art Director Matt Kuzminski and Lead Environment Artist Tristan Brett speak to the inspiration and design process behind the deadly and spectacular worlds that form the foundation for Dawn of War III.

Here are a few of the environments, as presented via the official press release:

  • Cyprus Ultima: Filled with details and history, Cyprus Ultima has a medieval style that expresses the war-ravaged way of life for people in the 41st millennium
  • Cage World: A true alien environment, Cage World’s ever-evolving landscape means the ground can literally shift beneath your feet, so you can never be sure where the battle will take you
  • Starfort: With massive structures towering over each battlefield, the scale of the weaponry on display in this gothic battle station is the ultimate in Imperium technology
  • Acheron: From first glance, where waves of lava clash against mountains of snow and ice, it’s clear that the elements aren’t all that’s at war on Acheron. Home to nothing but violence, the beautiful glaciers serve as frozen tombs for the battles of the past, and as the stage for some of the largest battles you’ll face in Dawn of War III

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