DAWN OF WAR® II: RETRIBUTION™ Marks 5th Anniversary

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San Francisco & London – March 2nd, 2016

DAWN OF WAR® II: RETRIBUTION™ Marks 5th Anniversary

– With Release of Necron Overlord Hero.-

Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® II: Retribution™ is turning five and there’s a brand new hero arriving in time for the party. On March 10th, the Necron Overlord will join the fray as the eighth playable champion in the ever popular survival mode, The Last Stand™.

To celebrate the anniversary and the unwavering dedication of the game community, the Necron Overlord will be released as free downloadable content on Steam for five days – one for each year of bloodshed. Then from March 15th onward, the new hero will be available to purchase as DLC for $9.99.

Relic Entertainment is releasing the fan-favourite hero as part of a patch update including new unlockable achievements and community-requested improvements to gameplay.

“We’re so lucky. We get to keep adding new content and polish to Retribution all because of the continued enthusiasm of its fans,” said Philippe Boulle, Principal Designer at Relic. “With their help, we’ve been able to give the game a tune-up so it can run for many years to come.”

The Overlords of the Necrons, armed with crackling war scythes, turn any battlefield into carnage as they dispatch foes in flares of blinding energy and even summon the powerful Nightbringer Shard to devastate foes. The new hero boasts a fresh combat style, playable as both a long-ranged, fast-firing battle cruiser, or as an area-of-effect melee expert.

The exclusive first chance for players to wreak havoc as the new champion comes March 5-6th. The Necron Overlord will be playable as part of the SEGA® Zone, the largest single-publisher area at the inaugural PC GAMER WEEKENDER in London. For more information, visit weekender.pcgamer.com.

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.com

About Relic Entertainment
Relic Entertainment is the award-winning development studio behind critically-acclaimed franchises including Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War®, Company of Heroes™, and more. Since its inception in 1997, Relic has produced a rich catalogue of genre-defining real-time strategy titles and continues to innovate today as a SEGA®-owned studio. Relic is located in Vancouver, Canada. Learn more at www.relic.com.

About Games Workshop
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own Hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop can be found at www.games-workshop.com and further details about all of Games Workshop’s licensees and their products are at licensing. games-workshop.com

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