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Dino D-Day release date delayed again to April 8 [Update]

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Dino D-Day, the upcoming Source Engine-based multiplayer shooter that pits WWII soldiers against Nazi-created dinosaurs, has had its release date pushed back again. Originally set for release on March 1 and then pushed back to March 29, the game is now set for release via Steam on April 8.

Pre-orders for Dino D-Day are scheduled to begin today and pre-order prices will be 10 percent below the game's $19.99 regular price. The final version will contain five maps and three gameplay modes and the development team plans to offer free additional content for the game after it is released.

Update: The pre-order page for Dino D-Day is now live via Steam.

[Via email press release]

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Contest: Get a Dino D-Day multiplayer beta key from Big Download

The long awaited commercial version of the Half-Life 2 mod Dino D-Day is set for release on March 29 but some lucky readers of Big Download will get a chance to play a portion of the game early. We have 100 Steam keys for the just launched beta version of the game that will pit US soldiers against Nazi-created dinosaurs in WWII. You can get more info on the game at the official Dino D-Day web site.

Getting a beta key from us is simple. Just email us at contests@bigdownload.com with the subject line, "Dino D-Day Beta". We will give out the keys until we run out. If you are lucky enough to receive one you will have to have the Steam client and account to plug in the beta key. Once that's done the Steam client will download the beta and you should be all set. You can also head to the official Dino D-Day Steam community site for more info.

Our thanks to Dino D-Day's development team at 800 North for the beta keys. Good luck.

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Exclusive: Dino D-Day release date changed to March 29; beta starts March 1

Last fall it was announced that Dino D-Day, the Source Engine-based multiplayer shooter of Nazi-bred dinosaurs battling the Allies in WWII, would be released via Steam on March 1. As happens with most games the development team at 800 North has decided to take its time to make the game a better experience. As a result, Big Download can exclusively reveal that the the release date for the final commercial version of Dino D-Day has been pushed back a few weeks and is now scheduled for release on March 29.

The good news is that there will be a beta version of Dino D-Day that will be released on March 1. The beta will have all of the human character classes, all of the weapons and all of the dinosaurs in the full game but will only have one map and gameplay mode, according to what 800 North's Abe Scheuermann told Big Download today. The beta version be limited to 1,000 people so keep an eye out on the game's official web site for sign ups. The final version will add more maps and gameplay modes and players can expect free content updates for Dino D-Day after its commercial release. Pricing has yet to be revealed.

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