Following on from the phenomenal success of Warhammer 40K: Dawn of war and its two expansions, Winter Assault and Dark Crusade, THQ and Relic Games have announced yet another addon.
Soulstorm extends the freeform campaign system seen in Dark Crusade over an entire star system and adds two new races to the seven already available, the one mentioned being the Dark Eldar the other being left to speculation for the moment. The addon also brings air units and multiplayer achievements to the game, allowing you to bomb your opponents into submission and get a medal for it. I’m a big fan of this game and though I’m no good against real people, I can hold my own against the computer and do so on a regular basis when I feel the need to chill out.
I used to play the tabletop game and this interpretation of the 40K universe is the one that I feel is what the tabletop game was meant to be. There is a vibrant and dedicated mod scene attached to the game and you can follow its efforts on Relic’s official forums. Some of the work being put in by amateur modders and fans of the game is absolutely outstanding.
The release of Dawn of War: Soulstorm is slated for next spring.