"Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault™, the highly anticipated expansion pack to the real-time strategy game of the year, and Dawn of War: Game of the Year Edition™ have shipped to retail outlets in North America. Developed by THQ's Relic Entertainment, the Dawn of War series is available exclusively for Windows PC; both games retail for $29.99.
Dawn of War: Winter Assault features the Imperial Guard, an all-new race with which to dominate your opponents. In addition, new units are included for all four original races providing the ultimate combat experience. Players can choose to battle through an all-new, single-player campaign or wage war online against their friends with strategically enhanced multiplayer gameplay in 20 new maps.
Building on the momentum from 2004's RTS Game of the Year, the Dawn of War: Game of the Year edition features eight new multiplayer maps, a collectible concept art book detailing the new units in Dawn of War: Winter Assault and a $5 rebate off the purchase of the expansion pack.
"Our goal with Dawn of War was to bring a new level of action to the genre." said Ron Moravek, general manager of Relic Entertainment. "Winter Assault builds on that goal by immersing players in a deeper strategic experience with new units for single player campaigns and a new race, The Imperial Guard, adding another layer of tactics to the multiplayer arena."
Lost amongst the ruins of a leveled city lies an Emperor Class Titan, a war vessel of untold power forged in the planet-wide furnaces of Mars, and revered by billions as the epitome of Imperial dominance. The one who controls it will command the power to destroy, or defend, a world. The Imperials will summon it to overcome great evil, Chaos will corrupt it for their own designs, Orks will destroy it in their bloodlust and Eldar will disregard it in their arrogance. The expansion pack to the award winning Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War will build upon the most exciting, visceral, front-line battlefield ever seen in an RTS game. Winter Assault promises to be one of the biggest expansion packs ever.
*First RTS expansion to add a completely unique, fully realized new race - The Imperial Guard
*New units for all existing races
*Brand new single player experience featuring 2 campaigns
*More animations and sync kills
*Fight in cold, harsh winter environments as well as unique SP maps
*Advanced online experience including observer mode, arranged team play and improved automatch.