Chaos Rising to expand the Dawn of War II experience

by: Chad -
THQ decided that there was too much order in the world.  They also decided that fans of Dawn of War II needed some more action.  To kill two birds with one stone, THQ announced today Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising.  This standalone chapter adds all kinds of goodies such as:
  • A new playable army, the Chaos Space Marines
  • New single-player and co-op missions
  • Level cap increase from 20 to 30
That's not all, though.  Read the full press release or jump to the web site for the juicy Warhammer-ish details that explain some more of the new content.  Relic promises a more personal, more intense experience with Chaos Rising.   Stay tuned for more information as we'll be sure to be getting it before the spring 2010 release.
A NEW THREAT EMERGES IN RELIC ENTERTAINMENT’S
WARHAMMER® 40,000TM: DAWN OF WAR® II – CHAOS RISINGTM

Standalone Expansion to Real-Time Strategy Franchise Introduces
Chaos Space Marines, Delivers an Intense Single Player Campaign and
Offers All-New Multiplayer Content

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. September 21, 2009 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced Warhammer® 40,000TM: Dawn of War® II – Chaos RisingTM, the next standalone chapter in the critically acclaimed Real-Time Strategy (RTS) series, is scheduled for release on Games For Windows-LIVE in spring 2010. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, the traitorous Chaos Space Marines, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Developed by award-winning internal studio Relic Entertainment, Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options. The exclusive first look preview of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising will be featured in PC Gamer’s December issue, available on newsstands by October 12.

“Chaos Rising delivers a tremendous amount of new content, including the powerful Chaos Space Marines, new multiplayer maps and units, a new level cap and a continuation of the Blood Ravens single player campaign,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management, THQ. “Relic’s passion for the Warhammer 40,000 universe and talent in crafting innovative RTS games will ensure Chaos Rising is an engaging experience that will advance the franchise and genre.”

“Dawn of War II took intimate brutality to another level and introduced RPG-RTS hybrid gameplay,” said Jonathan Dowdeswell, general manager, Relic Entertainment. “The epic struggle between Space Marines and the forces of Chaos lets us take those two game-play elements and create an even more intense experience – this time, the battle is personal.”

About Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising
Set in the grim, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop’s vast Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising transports players into the midst of an intergalactic war between ancient enemies. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising introduces the Chaos Space Marines as a new playable army, continues the single player campaign from the original Dawn of War II, delivers all new wargear and raises the level cap from 20 to 30. Relic Entertainment will also deliver new multiplayer maps and new units for the Orks, Eldar, Tyranids and Space Marines. Veterans of the Dawn of War II single player campaign can use their existing squads’ accumulated wargear, abilities and experience to battle the traitorous Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion throughout 20 new missions. Newcomers to Dawn of War II will begin the single player campaign with a squad of Space Marines fully equipped to take on the malevolent forces of Chaos. Powerful Chaos tainted wargear can be equipped and used against your enemy, but doing so could lead to dreadful consequences. Will you risk corruption for power? For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising, please visit www.dawnofwar2.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 and resin models through more than 355 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, 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 2000-2009. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.

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