Dawn of War 2 - Retribution getting Dark Angels DLC chapter

The Dark Angels Space Marines chapter are coming to Dawn of War II - Retribution's multiplayer as a $7.50 DLC with unique new models.

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The crusading Dark Angels will bring their quest for redemption to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution, publisher THQ announced today. They'll be released as a custom Space Marines chapter in paid downloadable content.

The Dark Angels Pack will be purely visual, adding eight new models for Space Marines in multiplayer and a custom paintjob for the rest of their units. The Force Commander becomes a Dark Angels Company Master with a fancy winged helmet, while Tac Marines don Dark Angels robes. Scouts, Assault Marines, Terminators, and Space Marine vehicles all also receive "chapter-specific revisions."

That's all, though--no gameplay changes.

The Dark Angels Pack is scheduled to launch on April 6, priced at $7.50.

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    March 31, 2011 1:15 PM

    Comment on Dawn of War 2 - Retribution getting Dark Angels DLC chapter, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 31, 2011 1:31 PM

      seven fiddy for some skins? ouch.

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        March 31, 2011 1:38 PM

        It is, isn't it?

        I can't help but suspect they'd make a lot more money overall if they priced it lower.

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          March 31, 2011 1:39 PM

          Like $ Free.00

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            March 31, 2011 1:42 PM

            At $1 or $2, it'd be in the "Sure, I like this game and that looks cool, so why not?" range.

            At $7.50, it's largely for the hardcore and obsessives.

            Which is a shame. I'd be really quite interested if they regularly released new chapters at impulse price.

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              March 31, 2011 1:54 PM

              It's horse armor...I don't think there's a dollar value that they can charge and not have that comparison get drawn.

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                March 31, 2011 2:07 PM

                I can't imagine anyone's particularly bothered by the comparison. While Internet messageboards were filled with fuming and raging over Oblivion's horse armour, the DLC still sold very well.

                I simply think THQ and Relic could sell a lot more, and make a lot more, at a lower price.

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                March 31, 2011 7:47 PM

                I am a Dark Angels player in tabletop, and I most definitely would not buy this at its current price range.

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              March 31, 2011 4:41 PM

              This describes me perfectly and I am about as pro WH40K as you are going to find. $7 for skins? I don't think so. Alice is right. 2 dollars/pounds is what it should be. Anything above 5 and this isn't a casual or impulse purchase which is what they should be going for because that's what will achieve in the most downloads. $7.50 is 25% of Retribution's shelf price and these are just skins with no Dark Angels quest line or content. Relic is not this stupid. Someone at THQ needs their head examined.

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              March 31, 2011 5:23 PM

              This is exactly my thought as well. I'm a huge 40k and dow2 fan, square in the target market for this, but the price just does not fit my insta-buy range for what it is offering.

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        March 31, 2011 1:39 PM

        $2 for horse armor? Or doubling it to $4 on April Fools day a year or two later?

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      March 31, 2011 1:38 PM

      lol

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      March 31, 2011 1:48 PM

      Oh who cares, it's just fashion statements. At least you're not buying units :V

      I think it's fine. I don't like the prices but then again I don't care for the product either. That is, until there's a sweet new Tyranid skin :O

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      March 31, 2011 1:53 PM

      They should do a unique group for each race and package them all for $10. $7.50 for horse armor is pretty obnoxious.

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      March 31, 2011 4:21 PM

      THQ taking lessons from Games Workshop? This is the new horse armor.

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      March 31, 2011 4:37 PM

      * H O R S E A R M O R ' D *

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      March 31, 2011 4:42 PM

      April fools ?

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      March 31, 2011 5:45 PM

      That's just bullshit. Love the game, but... NO.

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      March 31, 2011 5:49 PM

      bwahaha. they look terrible too.

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      April 1, 2011 8:57 AM

      And once again, my new years resolution to never buy a new game again until after it's end of life development period has passed pays off!