In case none of you noticed, Dawn Of War III was announced yesterday.PC Gamer also released an article sharing a few details about the game.
There will be only three races on launch: the Orks, Eldar and Space Marinades. You will also play as all three in one campaign. These three picks are fine, in my opinion, as their play styles are very different from one another. I'd like to see some Tau and Chaos later on, and maybe some kinky Dark Eldar cruising around on a sled made of prostitutes and wine coolers as well as silly roaming Necron HQ action. But, for now, Orks Eldar and Space Marines are good.
Bases and big armies return, so the game will not look like the fisticuffs in Dawn Of War II. It's not quite the Apocalypse-scale but we're getting close with the Imperial Knights. I preferred the base building from the first game; the game just seems all the more exciting the more I read!
The cover system was the best thing Dawn Of War II had and I hoped they would've used it on the next game, but alas. They're creating yet another cover system for this iteration; a simpler one granting cover only on circular barricades, it seems. I suppose I can't critique this decision before I've seen how it feels in the game.