THQ has jovially sent word that the expansion Warhammer: 40,000 Dawn of War - Dark Crusade is now in gold status and should be reaching stores October 9. Dark Crusade is a hybrid expansion as it offers many expansion-like elements to the original title, but it also is capable of acting as a standalone sequel as well. Playing the game with the original Warhammer and expansion (Winter Assault) will offer bonus material and a few new bells and whistles. However, gamers who are new to the series or want the Dark Crusade experience by itself can play the game as an independent title.
Dark Crusade will add two new playable races including the technologically devastating Tau, in addition to an new single player campaign centering on the conquest of a "meta-map," with each territory captured giving tangible rewards to the occupying force. THQ also boasted a vastly improved multiplayer aspect to the game.
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