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Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command announced for DS and PSP

melatoninmelatonin Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
http://www.thq-games.com/uk/game/show/2297

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Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command marks the first time that the brutal, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe will be playable on the PSP. Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command features fast, action-packed combat through turn-based strategy and an engaging, authentic single-player storyline.

Gamers play as the elite Space Marines of the Ultramarines chapter and strive to combat the encroaching evil of the ruthless and daemonic influenced Chaos Space Marines through 13 cinematically-tied missions. With a robust multiplayer mode featuring 9 unique missions, gamers will team up and go head-to-head with other gamers worldwide as either the Imperium of Man or Chaos Space Marines, ensuring hours of unique replayability.

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command will also fully utilize all the portable functionality of the PSP, bringing the Warhammer 40,000 universe to life on handheld.

* Compelling single player game consisting of 13 unique missions

* 9 unique multiplayer maps for Local or Global games, with small, medium and large map variants to cater for games from 2 to 8 players

* Fully destructible, real time 3D battlefields mean that no two games will be the same

* Pick from two Space Marine chapters or two Chaos Space Marine Legions to play as in

* Multiplayer games, in battles between Imperium vs. Imperium, Forces of Chaos vs. Forces of Chaos, or Imperium vs. Forces of Chaos

* Over 20 ranged and close combat weapons taken directly from the Warhammer 40,000 universe, including the Bolter, Plasma Gun, Chainsword and Power Fist

That's the press release for the PSP. No DS screens or info available yet as far as I'm aware.

A handheld, turn-based strategy game set inside the Warhammer 40,000 universe with online features may very well be the best thing.

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    TheCrumblyCrackerTheCrumblyCracker Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Only 4 playable teams and no mention of Orkzes. For having 7 races in DOW was expecting some more playable armies.

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    That looks great, I'm interested to see how the ds version looks. While they're at it they should port that Ngage 40k advance wars lookalike game over to GBA.

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    MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    -SPI- wrote: »
    That looks great, I'm interested to see how the ds version looks. While they're at it they should port that Ngage 40k advance wars lookalike game over to GBA.

    They should port Pocket Kingdoms, too.

    Only Space Marines and Chaos? Boo to that.
    I'll still buy it, though. :(

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    drhazarddrhazard Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Only 4 playable teams and no mention of Orkzes. For having 7 races in DOW was expecting some more playable armies.

    If it was more multiplayer focused I would agree. As there does seem to be a single-player focus, though, I'd rather they didn't just try to shoehorn some other races in--it tends to make each battle extremely generic.

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    melatoninmelatonin Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    -SPI- wrote: »
    That looks great, I'm interested to see how the ds version looks. While they're at it they should port that Ngage 40k advance wars lookalike game over to GBA.

    Rumours is that it's the same development team who did the N-Gage game that's working on this one.

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Turn Based 40k?

    I've only played Dawn of War but I'm a sucker for Turn Based Strategy.

    Fuck yeah.

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Yeah having only two races allows for an actual storyline, rather than the absurdity they have to create to allow 6 or 7 galactic powers to all happen to be on the same planet at the same time.

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    drhazarddrhazard Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Yeah having only two races allows for an actual storyline, rather than the absurdity they have to create to allow 6 or 7 galactic powers to all happen to be on the same planet at the same time.

    Yeah, considering most of the mega-campaigns aren't all that unique (I did love Armageddon, even if the ending was a bit of a cop-out), it's about time someone manned up and thought, "Hey, we can make a pretty good story out of this if we stop catering to every single bullet-point we can think of."

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    zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    This game should involve Blood Angels and Gene Stealers.

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    BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    a 40k game that plays like the actual 40k (minus the rulers and dice)?

    the psp is starting to look REAL tempting.

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    EinEin CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I will be buying this

    But I hope so much there will be orks.

    Where does it say it's coming for the DS? I don't have a PSP. :(

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    SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Damn, I guess it was too much to hope for Orks and the Imperial Guard instead.

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Well, I imagine that once the actual game engine is done, if the first game is a success, it should be easy for THQ to swap out 3d models and maps and create additional chapters using different species.

    [edit] DS Release Linky

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    TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.

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    malerikmalerik Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I'm just loving how they're promoting it. Play as imperium vs imperium or chaos vs chaos!

    Has that kind of thing counted as a feature since mortal kombat? most people assume that as the norm.

    Regardless, if it is the team that did the n-gage one then it should be pretty good, as thats a decent game. Nowhere as good as dawn of war, but an alright timewaster.

    But why space marines and chaos? thats like having streetfighter 2 with just ryu and ken. BEFORE ken got the fire and stuff. They're really damned similar.

    Why not orks? or Necrons or something? Give the sides a bit of strength/weakness to play off of. Space marines and chaos space marines shooting at each other with bolters is about as effective as elephants trying to beat each other to death with raisins and tends to makes fights kind of repetitive.

    And a whole TWO chapters of each? They're Palette swaps! come on!

    Still. Thats all just window dressing i guess. I'm hoping for a decent x-com style game, or one like those war-games on the n-gage whose name escapes me right now.

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    SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Man, I'd be one happy puppy if someone would make a turn based 40K kill team game. Think X-Com but with armies from 40K instead.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    bunch of interesting games coming out that are making me want to get a PSP. still, think I'll wait for sony to release a new and improved version.

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    12gauge12gauge Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Definetely bought.

    But I wish I could get a Space Crusade remake :(

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    GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Chaos Gate +?

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    TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Goomba wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.
    Isn't Relic one of THQ's developers? Besides, there is no info yet as to who is developing this game.

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    SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Turkey wrote: »
    Goomba wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.
    Isn't Relic one of THQ's developers? Besides, there is no info yet as to who is developing this game.
    It feels strange that Relic would push for a product that isn't even on the PC or related to the DoW franchise.

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    TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    Goomba wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.
    Isn't Relic one of THQ's developers? Besides, there is no info yet as to who is developing this game.
    It feels strange that Relic would push for a product that isn't even on the PC or related to the DoW franchise.
    Well, that's true. Guess I'm just tired of pondering what that 2007 stands for. I hope we find out by E3 (or whatever it's called now).

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    Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak is it because you were insulted when I insulted your hair?Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Turkey wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    Goomba wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.
    Isn't Relic one of THQ's developers? Besides, there is no info yet as to who is developing this game.
    It feels strange that Relic would push for a product that isn't even on the PC or related to the DoW franchise.
    Well, that's true. Guess I'm just tired of pondering what that 2007 stands for. I hope we find out by E3 (or whatever it's called now).

    but seriously, are you expecting anything else then DoW 2 with enhanced CoH engine? Those two combined are just made for epic win.

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    TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Turkey wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    Goomba wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.
    Isn't Relic one of THQ's developers? Besides, there is no info yet as to who is developing this game.
    It feels strange that Relic would push for a product that isn't even on the PC or related to the DoW franchise.
    Well, that's true. Guess I'm just tired of pondering what that 2007 stands for. I hope we find out by E3 (or whatever it's called now).

    but seriously, are you expecting anything else then DoW 2 with enhanced CoH engine? Those two combined are just made for epic win.
    I know it's pretty much a given now, but there's still that tiny possibility that it'll just be another DOW1 expansion.

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    SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Turkey wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    Goomba wrote: »
    Turkey wrote: »
    I wonder if this is the misterious 2007 at the end of Dark Crusade.
    Except that was Relic, not THQ.
    Isn't Relic one of THQ's developers? Besides, there is no info yet as to who is developing this game.
    It feels strange that Relic would push for a product that isn't even on the PC or related to the DoW franchise.
    Well, that's true. Guess I'm just tired of pondering what that 2007 stands for. I hope we find out by E3 (or whatever it's called now).

    but seriously, are you expecting anything else then DoW 2 with enhanced CoH engine? Those two combined are just made for epic win.
    I know it's pretty much a given now, but there's still that tiny possibility that it'll just be another DOW1 expansion.
    IIRC Relic has gone public that Dark Crusade was the last DoW expansion.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    this is so bought

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    DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    chaos gate is one of my favorite games ever, I would buy this in a second.

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    RaereRaere Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I wonder if it'll play like an RTS or like Advance Wars. An RTS doesn't really work too well on a handheld, but it looks an awful lot like DoW in the screens.

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    Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Raere wrote: »
    I wonder if it'll play like an RTS or like Advance Wars. An RTS doesn't really work too well on a handheld, but it looks an awful lot like DoW in the screens.

    I thought it was turn-based?

    X-COM 40K?

    I just pooped a little.

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Wait no orks?

    Eh.

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    MorskittarMorskittar Lord Warlock Engineer SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Word.

    It would only be cooler if it were Necromunda.

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Sounds like Chaos Gate, which was an awesome Ultramarine vs Chaos Marines turn based strat game on the PC years ago. If it's as good or better I'll certainly buy it.

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    FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Gonna buy it so hard. This is just about as good as my other fantasy, Starcraft on the DS.

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Gonna buy it so hard. This is just about as good as my other fantasy, Jagged Alliance on the DS.

    Now hurry up with that release! We know you're making it!

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    FrostozunaFrostozuna Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It's possble you could still end up fighting against Orks in the single player isn't it? I mean I think I see a dead guardsman in that 2nd screenshot, so maybe some other races will make cameos?

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Meh. I wish somebody would get off their asses and make an RTS for the DS.

    That shitty Shogun Empires game doesn't count.

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    TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Meh. I wish somebody would get off their asses and make an RTS for the DS.

    That shitty Shogun Empires game doesn't count.

    Isn't FF12 Revenant Wings an RTS-ish game?

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    SushisourceSushisource Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Deez graphix is fine. Seriously I will buy this, if it's as good on the DS I might get that version though.

    But yeah, DoW2 + Essence Engine would be amazing. I would splorch everywhere.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Man, I'd be one happy puppy if someone would make a turn based 40K kill team game. Think X-Com but with armies from 40K instead.

    Brilliant!

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