Today, developer Relic Entertainment and publisher SEGA released a new trailer for RTS game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III that explores a few of the “mysterious” locations that you will visit when the third installment in the iconic franchise ships.
According to a press release from Sega, over the course development, Relic has focused on creating massive landscapes, not only to accommodate the huge scale of battle, but to “elevate” gameplay with destructible features, strategic depth, and nods to universe of 40K.
Specifically the new trailer, which is the third of its kind, features Art Director Matt Kuzminski and Lead Environment Artist Tristan Brett talking about the inspiration and the design process behind the worlds the team has created.
These environments include:
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 41stmillennium
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
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is slated for a 2017 release on PC. Below, you can check out the new trailer: