It's almost a year now since THQ picked up the licensing rights to Games Workshop's classic table-top game Warhammer 40k, but today the first fruits of that deal have finally been plucked from the overladen branches of THQ's release schedule by a horde of strange PR people making bad jokes about hammering the opposition. The cringe inducing puns were a result of British developer Kuju apparently fighting off tough competition from as many as thirty other companies who went to THQ pleading for a chance to develop the first game for them. Business director Ian Baverstock reported that "the whole company's thrilled to be working with the licence". As they should be. For their part, the Games Workshop was said to be "very impressed with the originality, quality and raw ability behind their design vision", and will be working closely with them on the title, which bodes well. Actual firm details on exactly what it is that Kuju are developing for THQ are fairly thin on the ground at this stage, but we do know that the game will be appearing on the PlayStation 2 in the not-so-distant future. No doubt more information will emerge soon, possibly at the ubiquitous E3 trade show in Los Angeles next week. Related Feature - THQ snags Warhammer 40k license
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