Yesterday it was Street Fighter IV caught sneaking into retail a couple of days early. Today it's Dawn Of War II. Difference is, being a Steam game, it needs to be authenticated online. Trouble is, those Steam servers aren't switched on... yet.
We asked THQ to let us know exactly when tomorrow. They pointed us to a post that's just hit the official DOWII forums:
Important notice for Dawn of War II activation - Australian customers
Please be advised that customers will be able to activate and play Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II after:
12:01am (Perth, Australia Time) on 19th February 2009
Please note that this applies to the single-player campaign and multiplayer game modes.
THQ mention this means you'll be pretty much the first people in the world to be able to activate your copy of the game. So hang in there!
Dawn Of War II Activation [ Official Forums]
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