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.

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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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