AGOURA HILLS, Calif. September 26, 2007 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War®– Soulstorm™, the next standalone chapter in internal studio Relic Entertainment’s award-winning Real-Time Strategy (RTS) franchise, is scheduled for release on Windows PC in spring 2008. Featuring an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the Warhammer® 40,000™ universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War– Soulstorm introduces two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.
“Relic Entertainment has set the standard for technical excellence and innovation in the RTS genre,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ.“Dawn of War– Soulstorm continues that tradition as a standalone title featuring all-new, brutally addictive single and multiplayer game-play that will hook newcomers and skilled Dawn of War veterans alike.”
“In Dawn of War– Soulstorm, we’ve taken Games Workshop’s epic war from one planet to an entire star system,” said Tarrnie Williams, general manager, Relic Entertainment.“Allowing gamers to play nine unique races, introducing air units and providing multiplayer achievements for the first time creates a tremendous amount of new and challenging strategic gameplay for all players.”
About Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War– Soulstorm is set in Games Workshop’s (LSE: GAW) Warhammer 40,000 universe– a dark, futuristic, fantasy setting where armies of technologically advanced warriors, fighting machines and hordes of implacable aliens wage constant war– and is played by millions worldwide. Executive produced and co-developed by Relic Entertainment in association with Iron Lore Entertainment, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War– Soulstorm is a complete standalone title and will feature two all-new armies, including the malicious Dark Eldar, for an unprecedented total of nine playable races. In addition to new units across each of the seven existing races, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War– Soulstorm will incorporate air units for the first time and introduce multiplayer medals, adding a whole new level of depth to online battles. The revolutionary meta-game introduced in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War– Dark Crusade is further expanded to an interplanetary scale in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War– Soulstorm, allowing players to battle across an entire star system.
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels, collectible card games and resin models through more than 340 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com. Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm, the foregoing marks' respective logos, and all associated marks, logos, places, names, creatures, races and race insignia/devices/logos/symbols, vehicles, locations, weapons, units and unit insignia, characters, products, illustrations and images are either®,™ and/or©. Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2007. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.
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