Dino D-Day pre-orders open on Steam

Nazi dinosaurs will once again walk the Earth in April, when Dino-Day hits Steam. The multiplayer shooter can be pre-ordered for $20.

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Video games have been presenting World War II as a jolly old lark for yonks now so, when you think about it, the concept of the Nazis creating an army of dinosaurs in Dino D-Day is little more than a slight genre shift.

800 North's Source-powered multiplayer shooter can now be pre-ordered from Steam ahead of its April 8 release. It'll regularly cost $19.99 but a pre-order discount brings it down to $17.99.

Dino D-Day pits Axis against Allies to decide the fate of the world. Each side has a choice of six classes, though three of these are dinosaurs for the Axis--the speedy Raptor, 20mm gun-packing Desmatosuchus and scrapper Dilophosaur. And to think that people said grandpa's war stories of kamikaze pterosaurs were cries for attention after you shunted him off to that cold, grey care home.

Dino D-Day started life as a mod for Half-Life 2, released in 2009 as a prototype for the full commercial release.

Do have a gander at the excellent gallery of propaganda posters and artwork. Evidently, someone at 800 North is having an awful lot of fun.

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    March 17, 2011 5:45 AM

    Comment on Dino D-Day pre-orders open on Steam, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 17, 2011 5:54 AM

      Summary: Nazi dinosaurs.

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      March 17, 2011 6:43 AM

      If any one who is working on this game is listening in the sequel do it in space

      so we can have Nazi Dinosaurs in Space

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      March 17, 2011 7:26 AM

      Oh man. Those posters are awesome. I've never heard of this but I'm definitely interested.

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      March 17, 2011 7:32 AM

      No OSX :(

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        March 17, 2011 9:48 AM

        Yeah, I was getting co-workers hyped up, but we mostly have Macs here.

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          March 17, 2011 11:04 AM

          bootcamp? Why is this still a problem in this day and age?

          Note: I don't use a mac at all, I just see references to bootcamp all the time when people are discussing gaming on Macs.

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      March 17, 2011 8:24 AM

      Can't wait for the zombie nazi dino version!

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      March 17, 2011 9:29 AM

      Who would win in a fight? Zombie Nazi Dinosaurs or Alien Ninja Pirates?

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      March 17, 2011 9:41 AM

      this was the worst mod i've ever played.

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        March 17, 2011 9:48 AM

        Then you haven't played many.

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          March 17, 2011 9:58 AM

          i haven't. i have only played ones that are hyped / come recommended. so that is actually saying something quite large about how awful it was.

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      March 17, 2011 9:43 AM

      I actually want to play this. RAPTOR ANGRIFF!

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      March 17, 2011 1:31 PM

      Mac port in the works and a single player co op as well the multi player beta is still open I dont know what version ass played it may have been the old single player mod but try the multi player and see if you like it.
      I think its quite fun.

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      March 18, 2011 5:32 AM

      I'm glad they aren't going with the boring Jurassic Park film's look and selection of dinosaurs. That movie really killed the creativity and imagination surrounding dinosaurs for a long time.