THQ Inc. today announced Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War ? Soulstorm, the next standalone chapter in internal studio Relic Entertainment?s award-winning Real-Time Strategy (RTS) franchise, is scheduled for release on Windows PC in spring 2008. Featuring an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War ? Soulstorm introduces two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.
?Relic Entertainment has set the standard for technical excellence and innovation in the RTS genre,? said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. ?Dawn of War ? Soulstorm continues that tradition as a standalone title featuring all-new, brutally addictive single and multiplayer game-play that will hook newcomers and skilled Dawn of War veterans alike.?
?In Dawn of War ? Soulstorm, we?ve taken Games Workshop?s epic war from one planet to an entire star system,? said Tarrnie Williams, general manager, Relic Entertainment. ?Allowing gamers to play nine unique races, introducing air units and providing multiplayer achievements for the first time creates a tremendous amount of new and challenging strategic gameplay for all players.?