THQ announced Warhammer 40,000; Dawn of War, the first real-time strategy title in its agreement with PC development studio Relic Entertainment. Based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, the world's largest tabletop wargames company - Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is scheduled for release in fall 2004.
Warhammer 40,000 encompasses an extremely rich universe where legions of warriors engage in intense tactical combat scenarios, the perfect backdrop for a real-time strategy experience, said Philip Holt, Vice President of Product Development, THQ. When we looked for a developer, Relic's expertise in the genre and passion for the license made them the ideal fit.
The opportunity to work directly with the creators of this highly regarded, well-traveled world was very enticing for our team, said Alex Garden, CEO at Relic. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War will bring the epic moments of the tabletop gaming experience to life with genre-defining front-line combat scenarios.