Golden dawn for Warhammer 40K expansion

THQ begins replication on Dawn of War stand-alone expansion Dark Crusade; Tau and Necron races set to join the fray October 9.

It's a happy day in the grim darkness of the future, relatively speaking. THQ today announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, the stand-alone expansion to the real-time strategy hit Dawn of War, has gone gold and will begin shipping worldwide October 9.

Dark Crusade adds two new races to the game: the technologically minded Tau and the undead Necrons, who have recently been awakened from a 60-million-year nap and are downright cranky. The two new factions bring the game's total to seven playable races.

Developer Relic Entertainment has also included a new single-player campaign in the game to challenge players to take command of one race and exterminate all opposing forces.

For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on impressions or download the single-player demo.

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24 comments
GonzoGuy
GonzoGuy

The older games weren't as good as DOW but were better at capturing the essense of the tabletop game. If you like strategy and blood, get this game.

netdogz20022000
netdogz20022000

so when do we see the BLOOD PACK or the TANATH FIRST AND ONLY

_Sam_
_Sam_

I haven't played any other Warhammer game, but I might try out this one

itai12
itai12

just 15 days to go until it come out. i just can't wait to check the new campaign.

Wobberjacky
Wobberjacky

Well, the Necrons are sort of undead, since they're actually spirits/souls trapped inside those metal shells. Immortal is probably a better term, but they lead a fairly "undead" existence. But yeah, can't wait to get my mitts on this and gauss flayer some Terminators in the face.

s0l0123
s0l0123

Dawn of War is a great franchise and I can't wait for this delicious expansion!

Daerdin
Daerdin

I just can't wait to put my hands on it.

jsambeckwith
jsambeckwith

Good. I liked the demo. The AI could actually put up a fight.

ImperialDane
ImperialDane

Lovely, now i just have to wait a few weeks, and then i can fight in the name of the emperor once more !

starcutter20000
starcutter20000

Necrons, undead? borg-like-entities-led-by-hungry-maneifested-star-gods is more accurate. For the Emperor! to bad I still haven't won a multiplayer game and I'm up to thirty

DeadPL
DeadPL

"Necrons are a mysterious race of skeletal warriors that have lain dormant in their stasis-tombs for millions of years." Undead O.o ?? undead stell ?? lol ;p

MeasaPon
MeasaPon

lol they called necron's undead

halopower67
halopower67

cool i already had mine pre-ordered tho i am a HUGE fan of the warhammer 40k unive;rse i jut love the lore and the game is just great. cant wait to playy this game:):):)

Eararaldor
Eararaldor

For some reason I thought this was coming out on the 27th of october. For once im happily surprised!

manrogue
manrogue

Got mine preordered, demo was great!

hrah
hrah

this is just great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alenfishman
alenfishman

WOO 18 Days and counting, ive been waiting far too long for this game to come out.