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Preview - Dawn of War Soul Storm
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Dawn of War Soul Storm
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Platform: PC
Genre Catagory: RTS
Date of Release: 5th March (NA)
ESRB: M
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Relic Entertainment
Rating: A
Official Site URL: http://www.dawnofwargame.com/

Introduction
The next expansion of the Dawn of War series has come, Dawn of War Soul Storm. If you are unaware, Dawn of War is a Real-Time-Strategy game that can be played as both multiplayer and single player. It consists of a new campaign every expansion and also a variety of races. The game also has skirmish mode and army painter to customize your army. The main focus of the new Soul Storm game is the new “Air Units” and the two new races which are Dark Eldar and Sisters of Battle. This makes a total of nine races, with the two new races are the current ones: Space Marines, Orks, Chaos Space Marines, Eldar, Imperial Guard, Necrons and the Tau Empire. It also has a new campaign and small expansions on the current races.

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Campaign
The nine races all travel to a planetary system that is surrounded by a warp storm (this is why the game is called Soul Storm). All the races have the intentions of investigating the planets and surrounding moons. As the races pass through the storm it destroys there navigation systems and isolates them on the planets. The races then find themselves forced to fight each other to conquer the four planets as well as the moons. As a race you battle against the other armies to control all 31 territories and find the reason for the warp storm.

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New Races
Dark Eldar
They are small in numbers but they take advantage in there developing technologies and speed, the Dark Eldar is a terrible threat. They use webway’s to move from place to place making fast attacks and leaving with captives before defense arrives. They torture and enslave there enemies to a horrible death and can catch any army by surprise. They plan evil attacks and surprise there enemies by using anti-gravity skimmers. The extremely mobile race is small but powerful.
With this new race comes its own unique resource called “Soul.” The elder units are protected by wearing special stones know as “soulstones” or “waystones.” These stones allow them to be protected from the Chaos God Slaanesh from taking there souls after death and torturing them. It is extremely unfortunate as the Dark Eldar do not have these stones and use other ways to live without the terrible death from the Chaos God Slaanesh. Instead the Dark Eldar harvest other souls to replenish there own. As long as they use other souls, it reverse’s ageing and allows the Dark Eldar to live as long as they wish, if they have victims to replenish. In the game souls can be replenished after a units falls, the souls can be harvested for a short time after a units death and then go away. The souls in-game allow the Dark Eldar to use “Piercing Vision” to detect stealth units and “Soul Storm” that creates a giant storm which destroys and damages units and buildings all over the map (including allied units).

Units (the following lists are based on the previews and screenshots)
Dais of Destruction
Dark Eldar warriors
Hellions
Incubi
Mandrakes,
Raiders
Ravagers
Reaver Jetbikes
Scourges
Talos
tortured slaves
Warp Beasts with Beastmaster
Wyches

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Sisters of Battle
The Sisters of Battle is one of the two new units. This religious group was created a millennia ago during the Imperial Cult. These female warriors are also referred to as “Daughters of the Emperor.” They are know to hunt down heretics and traitors and prefer to fight with flame as they think it cleanses the soul of the wicked.
This race also comes with its unique resource which is known as “Faith.” Being a Religious group the Sisters of Battle call on there God Emperor for “Acts of Faith.” Faith brings the race protection and strength to fight enemies and foul creatures. In-game faith can be consumed by making a missionary pray at a listening post. Faith is used for special upgrades, to create new units and to use special powers.

Units (the following lists are based on the previews and screenshots)
Battle Sister Squad
Celestian Squads
Confessor
Exorcist
Immolator
Inquisitorial storm troopers
Living Saint
Penitent Engine
Repentia
Repressor
Seraphim

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Current Races, New Air Units
Space Marines – Land Speeder Tempest
Eldar – Nightwing
Tau Empire – Barracuda
Orks – Fighta-Bomba
Chaos Spcae Marines – Hell Talon
Necrons – Essence of the Deceiver + attack scarabs have been modified to combat air units
Imperial Guard – Marauder Bomber

Demo
You can download the Soul Storm Demo at a link bellow:
http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/dawnofwar/
http://files.filefront.com/WH40K+Daw.../fileinfo.html
http://www.gamershell.com/download_22778.shtml


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Well this game comes out on the 5th so I'm not sure it counts as a preview

Either way, enjoy the preview and rep the author.



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Nice review . I will be picking up my copy sometime within the first week of it's release.



 
 
 

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Great Preview Mate.....Nice find of pictures too



 
 
 

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Gettin it but wont be able to play for a week or two seeing as my sister dropped my comp and it is currently being refitted with a new hard drive and a new graphics card so ....



 
 
 

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Great Preview!

i really enjoy looking at the pictures and reading it



 
 
 

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nice interview mate

Already love the previous games and the demo

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Nice preview! I will download the Demo soon!



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great preview i got the other 3 games i was debating weather or not 2 get this u helped tip me towards getting it



 
 
 

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Wow this looks cool. Great job on the preview.



 
 
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Looks good to me . Great review mate



 
 
 

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i dont know bout yall but its already out where im at. its pretty sweet you might see me. nice preview though.



 
 
 

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nice preview m8 !!



 
 
 

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great review!

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great (sort of preview seeing as game is out now xD)

I would try downloading the demo, but I have a wooden pc [it seems like it] which will probs lag a lot, but theres no denying the great preview

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Great Preview... I really liked the last SS.. the air units will be fun!!!



 
 
 

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