THQ Inc. has released WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR, a realtime strategy game for PC is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop traveled by millions worldwide. Developed by Relic Entertainment Inc., WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR offers some of the most visceral frontline combat ever depicted in a videogame for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
"We are extremely proud that DAWN OF WAR marks THQ's inaugural release with the talented team at Relic," said Jack Sorensen, evp of worldwide studios, THQ. "With its epic, visually stunning combat scenarios, Dawn of War delivers a whole new level of action to the RTS genre." THQ recently acquired Relic Ent.
In WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR, players may command four highly unique races, including Humanity's finest - the Space Marines, the villainous traitors of man - the Chaos Space Marines, the savage beasts - the Orks, or the psychic and technologically advanced alien warriors - the Eldar. With each race it is vital to master their distinct abilities, weapons and tech tree to eradicate the enemy and rule the known universe.
For more information on WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR, please visit www.dawnofwargame.com.
Games Workshop (www.games-workshop.com) is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, U.K, it deSIGNS, MANUFACTURES AND DISTRIBUTES ITS RANGE OF WARHAMMER AND WARHAMMER 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels, comics and resin models through more than 300 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1997 and acquired by THQ in 2004, Relic Ent. is a leader in the development of innovative realtime strategy games for the PC. Relic's first title, HOMEWORLD (1999), was received to widespread acclaim, garnering several "Game of the Year" and "Strategy Game of the Year" awards from major industry publications. Since then, Relic has released HOMEWORLD: CATACLYSM (2000, co-developed with Barking Dog Studios), IMPOSSIBLE CREATURES (2003), and HOMEWORLD 2 (2003).
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