Vancouver – THQ Inc. today announced that Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, developed by Vancouver’s Relic Entertainment, marked its first week debut as the best selling PC game across major video game markets worldwide, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Australia (according to the NPD Group, Inc., ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track and GfK.)
“We have built ‘Dawn of War’ into a premier PC gaming franchise based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe,” said Brian Farrell, THQ president and CEO. “We are pleased with consumers’ strong response to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II across many of our key markets and believe the game’s success clearly demonstrates our primary objective of delivering high quality games with strong global appeal. Warhammer 40,000 is a rich and growing universe and we look forward to expanding our offerings based on this brand in the future.”
Since its launch, Dawn of War II has received critical praise from top media outlets worldwide:
“…this sequel is awesome – new squad tactics and objectives which require more strategical thought and planning on the part of the gamer, the voice-acting and audio quality are top-notch, with some great character writing and one-liners…” – preliminary reports from the RTS department at Village Gamer – full review coming soon.
“…an invigorating blend of tactical combat, role-playing persistence, and Warhammer 40,000-style combat.” – 9 out of 10 (Editor’s Choice) – IGN (US)
“…I wouldn’t hesitate to nominate (Dawn of War II) for PC Game of the Year.” – 5 out of 5 (Editor’s Choice) – GamePro (US)
“…a solid, fun RTS that goes beyond its genre boundaries and boasts excellent multiplayer.” – 9 out of 10 – Total PC Gaming (UK)
“A remarkable game…” – 94% – Atomic Magazine (AUS)
About Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II transports players into Games Workshop’s vast Warhammer 40,000 universe, where an intergalactic war between ancient races has raged on for countless millennia. Featuring vicious front-line combat, destructible environments, a fully cooperative multiplayer mode, four unique playable races and a non-linear single-player campaign with branching storylines, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II delivers the ultimate sci-fi fantasy RTS experience. Disposable units will become a thing of the past as gamers feel the intimate brutality of war and develop a personal connection with fully customizable squads.