Dawn of War III, the latest entry in the Warhammer 40K space opera, is nearly upon us, and the open beta for the real-time strategy title is now live.

The beta runs from today through 10:00 a.m. PT on April 24. It gives players access to the three factions in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 multiplayer matches across three maps. To celebrate the beta's launch, Sega has released a new trailer for the title:

Dawn of War III launches for PC on April 27. For more on the game, watch this earlier trailer, which explores the three factions competing for galactic dominance.

[Source: Dawn of War]