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THQ Ships Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War; Experience the Most Visceral Frontline Combat Ever Depicted in an RTS
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.-Sept. 20, 2004--THQ(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the release of Warhammer(R) 40,000: Dawn of War(TM). The highly anticipated real-time strategy (RTS) game for PC is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop (LSE:GAW) traveled by millions worldwide. Developed by THQ's recently acquired Relic(R) Entertainment Inc., Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War has shipped to retailers worldwide 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, executive vice president 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."
In Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, players are provided the opportunity to 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.
Since its unveiling, press have been raving about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War:
-- "You will want this game!" Score: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars --Gamespy.com
-- "The most vicious battlefield simulation ever made." -- PC Gamer
-- "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is looking to help make this year even better than it already was for RTS fans." -- IGN.com
-- "Few Modern RTS games can hold a candle to Dawn of War." Score:91% -- PC Gamer UK
For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, please visit www.dawnofwargame.com
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, 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. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com
About Relic Entertainment
Founded in 1997 and acquired by THQ in 2004, Relic(R) Entertainment Inc. is a leader in the development of innovative real-time 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 including PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Since then, Relic has released "Homeworld: Cataclysm" (2000, co-developed with Barking Dog Studios), "Impossible Creatures" (2003), and "Homeworld 2" (2003). Today, Relic is building on this legacy by developing multiple ground-breaking projects in the RTS genre. Relic, Relic Entertainment and the Relic logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Relic Entertainment Inc.
THQ(R) Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com
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