Warhammer 40K invades handhelds

THQ will bring Games Workshop's sci-fi universe to DS, PSP this fall with Squad Command.

Earlier this year, THQ announced it had signed on Vigil Games to bring the Waaagh!! invasion to the massively multiplayer online scene with an as-yet-unnamed Warhammer 40,000 MMOG. To help humanity prepare for the oncoming horde, THQ announced today Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command, a portable turn-based strategy game that centers on the conflict between the Imperium of Man and the malevolent race known as the Chaos. Squad Command will ship for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable this fall.

On both handheld platforms, Squad Command will feature single-player and multiplayer modes. The single-player campaign follows the Imperium's Ultramarines over the course of 13 missions as they fend off Chaos forces.

In multiplayer mode, players will be able to join together online to compete against opponents from a worldwide pool in one of nine missions. The multiplayer mode also lets gamers play as either the Imperium or Chaos factions. According to THQ, Squad Command will fully make use of the two platforms portable functionality, including the DS's dual screens and stylus controls, but no mention was made of local or ad hoc play.

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command has not yet been rated or priced.

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67 comments
freek666
freek666

Does it just involve the space marines and chaos or is that just with the main story? it would have all the other races. Necrons RULE!!

zunit88
zunit88

i hope there will be an expansion includes ORCS!!!!! coz no warhammer40k wizzout da orks....

negrul
negrul

Ive played it! Ive played it! Ive played it! It's good. I went to gamesday (a warhammer day thing) and they had a stall! i played the psp one and died horribly but at least i played it. it was good anyway

WiseGamgee
WiseGamgee

why is it always the space marines? i want an ork game!

hairy_freak
hairy_freak

im llooking forward to it. need to know more aboue it first

GonzoGuy
GonzoGuy

I'm hoping this'll be a nicer looking final liberation. That game captured the tabletop game pretty well. Even though it was epic scale based.

johnnner
johnnner

i see it as a must have for sure

SkeletalKnight
SkeletalKnight

this game will be awesome if it has online WIFi and if ou can be more than simply Imperial or Chaos forces. personally id like to get a little Waaaaagh going.....

thestickman
thestickman

YES. Warhammer 40K on the DS, my ultimate dream! Sort of... But I'm still very excited XD Can't wait.

bobman19
bobman19

LETS DO THIS THQ AND GW....just dont ruin the mmo

joshbanner2001
joshbanner2001

\no mention was made of local or ad hoc play. what does "ad hoc play" means. does that mean its you can play it at hotspots.

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SENoLimits
SENoLimits

Damn I'm more excited about this, then GOW2 haha

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Very cool! I will be checking this out, and ryphal wow that's pretty ironic xD.

ryphal
ryphal

That's just creepy. I just decided to buy a DS this week for other reasons and was thinking, "Damn, I wish there was some WH 40k on there." And I log on today and WHAM there it is! And woot! for the multiplayer stuff. I'll have to make some people get it so we can play, eventho no one else I know likes WH 40k here, lol. We need more info on this and the MMO! 40k has a bright future, but getting there is taking sooo long, heh.

Witchsight
Witchsight

I bet if we could all get together with the developers, we would make one badass game. Lets hope they listen to the experts.

firefly1980
firefly1980

can't wait to see the first screenshots even if this is just a port of chaos gate, i would buy it

amogley
amogley

we need more Warhammer 40K goodness in the world ... let's hope they get it right.

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

this could be really good, or go seriously wrong...

ekisom
ekisom

what about warhammer for the pc! anything for the pc soon damn it!!! not 2008!!! this year!!!!! THIS YEAR!@#!@#$!@#$!@ AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH AAWERAWFAWE;TQ0934851-4D806-

Dreski83
Dreski83

as long as this game doesn't end up like that Age of Empires one did on the DS, it has some hope. If anything, there has to be SOME multiplayer abilities or this game is nothing more than a rental at best...

malkav11
malkav11

Neat? Probably yeah. But come on, people. Why must the campaign always bloody follow one variety of Space Marine or another? There are a dozen or so other factions in the universe, and it would be nice to get some time with them, you know? Learn from Relic's mistakes with the original Dawn of War campaign.

goblaa
goblaa

No ORKS!!!! aww...ok, chaos will have to do....blood for the blood god!!! I hope the DS version is the better one.

Inu7
Inu7

Boyz ah hope dis gunna beh noice

majere613
majere613

Ultramundanes again.. meh :P Dark Angels FTW!

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

I just might have to pick this up... I used to love 40k back in the day (before it got too expensive to keep collecting stuff).

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Sweet, although the Warhammer universe has intrigued me for a while, I haven't had the chance to play any since I'm not a PC gamer. This would give me a chance to try em out.

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

I would have thought that this would be the type of game for the PSP, but given the DS' critically acclaimed success and its touch screen, it makes sense for it to go to DS, too.

timdabrat
timdabrat

40k version of advanced wars? sounds good!

SinfulSpikey
SinfulSpikey

Eh, I'm not sure how well a Warhammer 40k MMO would do if Mythic (the current developer of Warhammer: Age of Reckoning) didn't do it. Let's face it, no one knows faction PVP better than Mythic and they're truly the only ones capable of developing a Warhammer game. Here's hoping Virgil enlists their aid. Also, Warhammer 40k on handhelds sounds interesting.

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

Wow Warhammer MMOG .... i really liked the dark crusade but not sure about this idea !!! :D

lamprey263
lamprey263

Oooo, finally a reason for me to buy a DS.

A5H19
A5H19

Ultramarines>All.

Eararaldor
Eararaldor

Another cool game for the PSP. I wonder if the graphics will be similar to Dawn of War.

patro999
patro999

Glitchgeeman, the imperium is much much larger than the space marines, come on Inquisitors and THQ how about some space levels, battlefleet gothic and all that eh? Hawk

Buck_Hotep
Buck_Hotep

I think this game will actually do better and work better on the DS with it's two screens and the stylus. I'm wondering if the game will have the same content for both the DS and PSP version. Also...Dark Angels > Black Templars > Ultramarines

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

Brilliant I really enjoyed Warhammer 40k on the PC looking froward to this one

awesomeboy05
awesomeboy05

wish i had a ds. And whoever said chaos gate let them down... WHAT! that game was pretty good

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

this game would benifit from more space and more depth. hopefully it is an rpg/third person shooter mix

Black_Ops
Black_Ops

They had at "New Warhammer 40k game" and for the record....Black Templars > Ultramarines

rallykupojr
rallykupojr

Awesome, I'll be keeping an eye on this for sure!

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

sweet! My friends are really into this Warhammer business, so this would probably interest them much more