Warhammer 40K invades handhelds

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

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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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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!!

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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i see it as a must have for sure

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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.....

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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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.

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cool, might be good

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

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Boyz ah hope dis gunna beh noice

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lets hope it doesn't suck

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Ultramundanes again.. meh :P Dark Angels FTW!

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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).

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Freakin' awesome!

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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.

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:O.....:D

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warhammer on psp? wicked...

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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.

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40k version of advanced wars? sounds good!

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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.

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

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

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Ultramarines>All.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SOUNDS REALY GOOD!

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Tyranids, PLEEESE?! :( Bugs get no love.

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Alright! I've been hoping for some good games for my DS. For the Emperor!

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