The week before Danny Bilson left THQ in May 2012, he still had hope. He had a plan: Darksiders 2 from Vigil. Metro: Last Light from 4AGames. Company of Heroes 2 from Relic Entertainment. Enter the Dominatrix, the standalone expansion for Saints Row the Third, from Volition. South Park: The Stick of Truth, in production at Obsidian Entertainment. Homefront 2 at Crytek UK. And then there was the unannounced stuff: the next-gen game from Turtle Rock we now know is called Evolve. Patrice Désilets' 1666 at THQ Montreal. The portfolio is long and impressive.
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Sega sent a press release overnight about its Relic acquisition, and seemed to suggest it had acquired the Warhammer 40,000 IP as well.
UPDATE: THQ has confirmed Eurogamer's previous suspicions - that the publisher still holds the rights to Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K licence.
Rights to fantasy-based Warhammer games used to belong to EA, publisher of Warhammer Online. It is the future of these rights that Creative Assembly holds.
ORIGINAL STORY: Total War developer The Creative Assembly has signed a deal to make multiple games in the Warhammer universe, publisher Sega has announced.
UPDATE: Sony has confirmed that you can play games downloaded under the new PS Plus scheme for as long as you subscribe.
Undermined publisher THQ has publicly recommitted to developing a host of core games - some of them years away.
A fresh batch of DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine launches on 25th January, publisher THQ has announced.
The pack adds a new mode called Dreadnought Assault in which two teams scrap it out to secure a location on the game map. Whichever side is successful gets to spawn a dreadnought, which comes armed with an Assault Cannon/Auto Cannon, a Meltagun and a Power Fist/Power Claw.
The DLC also offers three new multiplayer maps - called Desolation, Dome Mechanicus and Chem Refinery - as well as a number of new achievements and trophies.
THQ's recent third person shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has shipped 1.2 million copies worldwide since its launch in September.
A second set of DLC is on its way to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, THQ has announced.
Due on all formats in December priced at 800 Microsoft Points or equivalent, the add-on includes a new Exterminatus co-op mode called Chaos Unleashed which sees you playing as a Chaos Space Marine fighting off both Orks and Imperial Guard Forces.
There are also three new multiplayer maps (Habs Ablaze, Station Tertius and Aquila Canyon0, new boss rounds, achievements and a new enemy unit - the Imperial Sanctioned Psyker.
Exterminatus - the free, co-op DLC for Space Marine - will arrive tomorrow on Xbox 360, THQ has said.
THQ has poured cold water on the possibility of a Space Marine sequel.
To developer Relic, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine represented a good first attempt at third-person action on console.
This week's EU PlayStation Store update is a threadbare affair, headlined by the delayed 2D side-scroller Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.
Castlevania: HOD was first released last August as part of the Xbox 360's annual Summer of Arcade season, when it scored a frightful 4/10 from Eurogamer's John Teti.
There's still no sign of Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection however. Sony previously blamed the six week delay on a "technical issue" with the game.
The Exterminatus DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will be released on Tuesday, 25th October, Eurogamer can exclusively reveal.
The free add-on will hit all three platforms - PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 - at once. Note that the PlayStation Store updates a day later in Europe each week, on Wednesdays.
With the Exterminatus DLC comes four-player online co-op. You play a special mode fittingly called Exterminatus, which pits Space Marines against Orks and the Forces of Chaos.
Zombie survival title Dead Island has devoured last week's number one Deus Ex: Human Revolution to claim the UK chart's top spot.
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine has failed to appear on the UK Steam store, despite the PC version using Steamworks.
Talking you through the opening mission.
Say what you like about Dawn of War and Company of Heroes - and if you're anything like us then what you will say is "they're awesome", in any case - but you can't deny that Relic knows and loves Warhammer 40,000.
Space Marine, a third-person hack-and-slash/shooter hybrid, is the latest example of that wonderful, contagious affection. Spend a few minutes with the multiplayer customisation suite - unlocked when you hit level 4 online - and you will probably find yourself rapt.
There are hundreds of possible combinations of pre-authored armour sets depending on the Space Marine chapter you favour, or you can come up with your own by choosing from dozens of colour and pattern variations. You can also customise your loadout with familiar weapons like the chainsword, melta gun and several different bolters, and choose from a range of perks, like Blast Off, where your jump pack engine exhaust causes damage on lift-off.
Your wallet is no longer safe. The games releases arrive thick and fast this week, with two platform exclusives, two hotly anticipated multiplatform releases and a unique Japanese thing - all fighting for your money.
Space Marine co-op will be added to the game free of charge in early October, developer Relic has announced.
THQ's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine may well have picked up some bizarre, unflattering press recently for its superficial similarities to Gears of War, but our experience of the recently released playable demo is almost entirely positive with the game offering up an intriguing spin on the established third person shooter formula.
Game has strongly denied a rumour doing the rounds that it has forced some publishers to have their games removed from Steam in the UK.
Relic wants movie-quality experience.
Upcoming third-person action game Space Marine will have co-op, THQ has confirmed.
Multiplayer classes shown off.
How much do you know about marine biology? Now, I'm not talking about that creepy subset of real-world science where you learn how clams can get depressed or how sea urchins mate (the answer is "carefully"). I'm talking about Space Marine biology. Because whether or not you're excited about Relic's upcoming 3rd person action game could probably come down to how clued up you are.
Space Marine developer Relic Entertainment has begun early talks on a potential sequel.
THQ and developer Relic have revealed the multiplayer portion of upcoming third-person action game Warhammer 40k: Space Marine.
Dawn of War developer Relic will help Vigil with the creation of massively multiplayer online game Warhammer 40k: Dark Millennium Online once it wraps up work on the soon-to-be-released Space Marine.
Dawn of War and Space Marine developer Relic Entertainment will continue to invest in PC game development despite the recent spate of high-profile video game leaks.
A whopping great big list of THQ games will be at the Eurogamer Expo in London this September.
PC and console action shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will be released in Europe on 9th September, THQ has revealed.
Developer Relic has gone public with Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's PC system requirements.
As seen on the game's official site, it's a relatively manageable set of demands, with THQ seemingly favouring Steam over Games For Windows Live.
The third person shooter is due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 9th September. Have a read of our recent Space Marine preview for more on what to expect.
Latest footage hot from the E3 forge.
THQ has announced a downloadable Warhammer 40,000 game called Kill Team.
It launches on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in July for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99.
It's described as a fast-paced third-person arcade shooter, and includes a unique weapon unlock for upcoming home console game Warhammer 40k Space Marine.
Something called Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team has popped up on the Australian Classification Board site.
Forthcoming shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is getting a special collector's edition, publisher THQ has announced
THQ has signed a new "multi-year" extension on its exclusive Warhammer 40,000 licensing agreement with brand owner Games Workshop.
Space Marine's greatest potential banana skin was always going to be the timing of its release. In a year that will see no shortage of epic, cinematic action shooters, it faces a tough gig to stand out from the crowd while conforming to expectations.
Intergalactic shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will lift off in August, THQ has confirmed.
Ork in the road.
One new shot from THQ. That's right, one.
Warhammer 40k role-player dripping claret.
THQ will reward loyal fans of upcoming action game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine with treats.
Danny Bilson doesn't do interviews like other high ranking videogame executives. The THQ core games boss is happy to talk frankly about not only announced games, but unannounced games. This, we're not used to.
The life of a Space Marine is not an easy one. Setting aside blood-soaked galaxy-spanning conflict and the fact that simply writing down the date in the year 40,000 is a bit of a faff, just look at that one-ton outfit they're clad in.
THQ has announced that its upcoming third-person shooter based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Marine, will be released on PC in addition to PS3 and Xbox 360.
THQ big cheese Brian Farrell has revealed that Saints Row 3, Darksiders 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will all be released in fiscal 2012.
THQ's newest 40K title takes shape.
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is nothing but war. But in the nicely decorated offices of Relic in downtown Vancouver, there is nothing but love. Love for Warhammer. Plastic and lead space marine miniatures are carefully arranged on almost every desk, monitor and cubical divider; there are entire rooms set aside for lunchtime games of 40k; and the lobby's home not only to a giant Blood Raven space marine whose sawblade we all diligently pose our necks against for photos, but a nine-foot statue tribute to the god-emperor of mankind.
THQ has unveiled Relic's upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 action RPG, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
The watchful internet has spotted what appears to be in-game footage of a new third-person shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, to which THQ holds the exclusive licence.