With the news that Dawn of War II had crept forward a week in North America, we asked THQ if the same applied here. Their answer? Yes! February 19 is the new release date in Australia, too.
They also addressed concerns raised by a number of Kotaku readers over the apparent absence of a Dawn of War II collector's edition. You see, in fact, it has one after all! It comes in a steel case (pictured) and includes a bunch of bonus in-game content as part of what they're calling the "Artificer WarGear Set":
- One 1-on-1 multiplayer map called "Legis High Stratum" - One unique chapter called "Marauders" (presumably in the campaign) - Two unique Purity Seals - Four metallic colours for your squad - The Blood Ravens Battle Standard - Four weapons ("Scourge of Xenos" Heavy Bolter, "Purifier of Tombs" Plasma Gun, "Honored Silence" Sniper Rifle, "Snarl of Wolf" Chainsword)
The only catch? You can only get it if you pre-order with EB. So now you've got two pre-order deals to choose from: AU$110 with some bonus content at EB? Or US$50 and access to the beta right now on Steam? What are you gonna do?