THQ ANNOUNCES WARHAMMER® 40,000®: DAWN OF WAR® II– RETRIBUTIONTM RACE PACK PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVES

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. January 6, 2011– THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that a collector’s edition as well as six individual race packs for its upcoming real time strategy game, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® II - Retribution™, are now available for pre-order. 

Leading the charge, the Dawn of War® II - Retribution™ Collector’s Edition will give the most dedicated Warhammer® 40,000® fan access to all of the available bonus wargear for each of the six playable races in the game as well as an exclusive poster, six race art cards and a high-quality collector’s box. The collector’s edition is available for pre-order with a suggested retail price of£39.99.

Fans of a specific race can pledge their allegiance by pre-ordering one of the six available specific race packs for the same suggested retail price as the regular version of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution,£29.99. These race packs are only available for electronic distribution and ONLY available for pre-order. Each race pack includes four unique ability and Wargear items that can be used to enhance the single player campaign. The Ork Race Pack is exclusive through STEAM and the Tyranid Race Pack exclusive through the THQ.com E-Shop. The Space Marine, Chaos Space Marine, Eldar and newly announced Imperial Guard race packs are available for pre-order through the THQ.com E-Shop, STEAM and other electronic distribution partners. Post launch, gamers will have the option of purchasing the specific race packs digital content through STEAM for a nominal fee.

Newcomers to the Dawn of War II Universe also have the option of pre-ordering the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Complete Collection which includes Dawn of War II, Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising and Dawn of War II - Retribution for the special suggested price of£49.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II– Retribution is scheduled to be released for Windows PC on 4 March 2011. 

About Retribution

It is ten years since the events of Chaos Rising and Sub-Sector Aurelia has been in a constant state of warfare with the Imperium struggling to retain control. The apparent betrayal of the chapter by Gabriel Angelos and his Space Marines has shaken the Blood Ravens and now the Imperial forces are beset on all sides by hostile aliens. Retribution allows the player to select the race of their choosing in a battle to determine the very survival or destruction of the entire sector. In addition to the multi race single player campaign, Dawn of War II - Retribution will also feature new multiplayer units, maps and the new playable Imperial Guard faction when it ships.

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 and resin models through more than 389 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 II– Chaos Rising, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II– Retribution 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®, TM and/or© Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2010. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.

About THQ 

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