AGOURA HILLS, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE)THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Warhammer® 40,000TM: Dawn of War® II – Chaos RisingTM, the highly anticipated standalone chapter in the critically acclaimed Real-Time Strategy (RTS) series, has reached the gold master stage of development and entered manufacturing. Developed by award-winning internal studio Relic® Entertainment, Chaos Rising features the traitorous Chaos Space Marines army as a playable race, a new single-player campaign, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options. Scheduled for a nationwide release at all major retail and online outlets on March 11, 2010, Chaos Rising will be available as a Games for Windows LIVE® PC title for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
“Chaos Rising is the perfect follow up to Dawn of War II, 2009’s RTS Game of the Year, offering an incredible amount of new content for an amazing value,” said Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management, THQ. “Relic Entertainment is the industry’s leading RTS developer and will once again deliver bone-crushing action, breathtaking visuals and unprecedented innovation in the genre.”
“Chaos Rising builds on the success of Dawn of War II to create a truly epic and memorable experience for fans and newcomers alike,” said Jonathan Dowdeswell, General Manager, Relic Entertainment. “The game features an intense single player campaign with 15 action-packed missions and introduces our most brutal multiplayer army yet, the Chaos Space Marines.”