THQ, Relic Take Warhammer from Tabletop to PC

Fans of Games Workshop’s tabletop game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War will be happy to learn that THQ Inc. and Relic Ent. are developing a PC title based on the popular tactical combat game. Scheduled for release in fall of 2004, the dark, futuristic fantasy is the first real-time strategy title to emerge from the development agreement between THQ and Relic.

Warhammer 40,000 encompasses an extremely rich universe where legions of warriors engage in intense tactical combat scenarios, the perfect backdrop for a real-time strategy experience,” says Philip Holt, VP of product development at THQ. “When we looked for a developer, Relic’s expertise in the genre and passion for the license made them the ideal fit.”

Warhammer was introduced in 1987 and has since become one of the world’s leading tabletop war games. Its maker, Games Workshop, entered an exclusive licensing agreement with THQ in 2002. The first title to come out of that deal, Warhammer 40,000: FireWarrior for PlayStation 2, was released in fall 2003.