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Expansion to 2004's RTS Game of the Year Unleashes All New Single and Multiplayer Combat in the 41st Millennium CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that Warhammer(R) 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault(TM) has reached the gold master stage of development and is entering manufacturing. The highly anticipated real-time strategy (RTS) game is the expansion pack to last year's critically acclaimed Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Winter Assault brings a deeper single player experience, a new playable race, The Imperial Guard and four new units for each of the existing races, to the franchise. Developed by THQ's Relic Entertainment, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers worldwide on September 19, 2005. (Logo: ) "The response to the highly visceral combat action in the original Dawn of War was a huge part of the feedback we received from fans," said Ron Moravek, general manager of Relic Entertainment. "But we also wanted to make sure we listened to what our players wanted more of, which is why we are featuring a very deep single player game and a new race that will give multiplayer games a whole new dimension in terms of strategy." Dawn of War: Winter Assault is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 -- the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop (LSE: GAW) traveled by millions worldwide. For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault, please visit
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