It's a baby boy!
Some weeks ago, THQ released a trailer about their upcoming real-time strategy game Dawn of War 2. The trailer ended with a dying Eldar Farseer pointing at a strange cloud-like formation that was rapidly enveloping the night sky. While some fans commented that it was surely a Warp storm, the majority believed that it was the Tyranids.
See the video below:
This speculation was bordering on wishful thinking as THQ has stubbornly refused to unleash the Great Devourer in any of its (no less than) three expansions for the first Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.
Now though, Tyranid fans have been vindicated with this new updated trailer. The ending of the above video has now been changed:
The Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2 official site has also released several screenshots of this nomadic, world-devouring alien swarm: (All screenshots are not mine and are the property of THQ.)
Oops sorry, WRONG race. The Eldar fanboy in me haha! That's an Eldar Wraithlord exchanging blows with a Terran Dreadnought (which encases the body of a Space Marine. Hmm. That will sound familiar for fans of another strategy game. Meh.)
Gamespot have released details that just like in the tabletop strategy game that the Dawn of War series has sprung from, Tyranids rely on "Synapse creatures" to keep the otherwise unthinking, voracious Tyranid troops into an organized army. Destroying one of these creatures will result in total chaos for the swarm as they will flee or turn upon themselves.
That Space Marine must be deaf. I haven't read about Tyranid Carnifexes having an infiltration ability. The Lictors (the Tyranid that appears in the ending of the video above) however, are another story...
Waste of muscle; these things can break apart tanks.
The "Emperor's Finest" will have their power armor-encased hands full of Tyranids this 2009.
Spot the "GET OVER HERE!" moment. There's also a Hive Tyrant somewhere in this Gamespot video.