According to a press release February 22nd, THQ announced that fans of the successful RTS Warhammer 40,000 franchise, Dawn of War, won’t have to wait long to see the newest installment. As a followup to Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising is a brand new Games for Windows Live standalone expansion at a very reasonable cost of $29.99 US. It boasts a brand new playable race, the Chaos Space Marines, a raised level cap from 20 to 30, a brand new campaign, more multiplayer options, and of course, phat new loots! If you haven’t tried out the original Dawn of War II, I highly suggest picking up the demo – haters of RTS who are fans of dungeon crawlers may be surprisingly interested in the single player and co-op.
“Chaos Rising is the perfect follow up to Dawn of War II, 2009’s RTS Game of the Year, offering an incredible amount of new content for an amazing value.”
— Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management, THQ.
Now the real question is with a release date of March 11th, two days after Final Fantasy XIII, will anyone really care? I loved the first, and I’m hoping I do, but I honestly don’t know the answer to that one.
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