Dawn of War 3 is out next week – here’s a launch trailer with lots of shattered glass

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Dawn of War 3 is out soon, so Sega and Relic want to get everyone up to speed on the story. Why is everyone fighting? Because of a spear, obviously. Have a watch above. 

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Fragments of War, as the trailer is called, lays out the conflict in snippets of action shown in the reflection on shards of shattered glass.

According to Relic, this all kicks off when the planet Acheron emerges from warp, bringing with it a massive superweapon called the Spear of Khaine. Naturally, everyone wants it, hence war.

In the trailer, we see Gabriel Angelos of the Space Marines, Farseer Macha of the Eldar, and Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter of the Orks, each of them fighting for different reasons.

You’ll be able to play as all three of these factions across 17 story missions, taking on your enemies in massive real-time battles on April 27.