Critically Acclaimed Warhammer 40,000 Franchise to Make Handheld
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2007--THQ Inc.
(NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Warhammer(R) 40,000: Squad Command(TM)
will bring the carnage of the 41st millennium to the popular handheld
Nintendo DS(TM) and PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) systems, scheduled
to be released in fall 2007. Taking full advantage of the unique
capabilities of the Nintendo DS and PSP, Warhammer 40,000: Squad
Command features a new and immersive single-player campaign, along
with a robust global multiplayer component.
"Bringing the Warhammer 40,000 universe to handheld systems
creates exciting new game play options for fans across the globe,"
said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ.
"An all-new single-player storyline and the ability to battle
head-to-head with anyone in the world make this an exciting addition
to the Warhammer 40,000 library."
About Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command marks the first time the brutal,
war-ravaged world of Games Workshop's (LSE:GAW) Warhammer 40,000
universe will be playable on the Nintendo DS and PSP. Warhammer
40,000: Squad Command features action-packed combat and turn-based
strategy through 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 daemonic forces of Chaos
through 13 cinematically-tied missions. With a robust multiplayer mode
featuring nine unique missions, gamers will team up to go head-to-head
with other players worldwide as either the Imperium of Man or Chaos,
ensuring hours of replay ability. Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command will
also fully utilize all the portable functionality of the PSP and
Nintendo DS, including the dual-screen and stylus.
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company.
Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its
range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers,
novels, collectible card games and resin models through more than 340
of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail
channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the
company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com. Games Workshop,
Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command, the
foregoing marks' respective logos, and all associated marks, logos,
places, names, creatures, races and race
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and unit insignia, characters, products, illustrations and images are
either(R), (TM) and/or (C). Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2007. Used under
license. All Rights Reserved.
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Vanessa Vanasin, 818-871-5124
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125
SOURCE: THQ Inc.