THQ and Relic
Entertainment Unearth Second Dawn of War Expansion Title: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn
of War - Dark Crusade
) is the official announcement of Relic's
upcoming Dawn of War expansion that was recently revealed via an E3 exhibitor's
). Word is to expect the add-on this fall:
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:
THQI - News) and internal development studio Relic Entertainment today announced
that the second expansion pack in the Dawn of War franchise, Warhammer®
40,000(TM): Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade(TM), is currently in development. The
game will feature two new playable races, the Tau Empire and the Necrons,
bringing the number of totally unique races to an unprecedented seven. The game
is expected to release in fall 2006.
In addition to the two new playable races, Dark Crusade will feature an all-new
single player campaign centering on the conquest of a "meta-map," with each
territory captured giving tangible rewards to the occupying force. A greatly
expanded multiplayer component and a completely unique economy model for the
Necrons will present gamers with the most compelling Dawn of War game to-date.
"With Dark Crusade we have taken a very different and exciting route with the
single player game, allowing the player to conquer the globe as any of the seven
unique playable races," said Ron Moravek, vice president THQ, general manager
Relic Entertainment. "The Dawn of War franchise has become synonymous with
innovation and attention to detail and we have drawn on the extensive knowledge
base that Games Workshop's exhaustive universe provides us with to bring classic
Tau and Necron combatants to the battlefield on Kronos."
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade is set in Games Workshop's
Warhammer 40,000 universe, where armies of futuristic warriors, fighting
machines and hordes of implacable aliens wage constant war. For more information
on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade, please visit
www.dawnofwargame.com, or come and
see the game at this year's E3 show in L.A. on the THQ stand #1324.