THQ have announced Chaos Rising, a new standalone expansion to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II where the player, once again taking control of the Blood Ravens, has to fight against a new enemy, the Chaos Space Marines.

"Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options."

"Chaos Rising delivers a tremendous amount of new content, including the powerful Chaos Space Marines, new multiplayer maps and units, a new level cap and a continuation of the Blood Ravens single player campaign, said Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management, THQ. Relic's passion for the Warhammer 40,000 universe and talent in crafting innovative RTS games will ensure Chaos Rising is an engaging experience that will advance the franchise and genre."

"Dawn of War II took intimate brutality to another level and introduced RPG-RTS hybrid gameplay, said Jonathan Dowdeswell, general manager, Relic Entertainment. The epic struggle between Space Marines and the forces of Chaos lets us take those two game-play elements and create an even more intense experience - this time, the battle is personal."