Over the past few days news on the most anticipated games based on Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40,000 universe have come out.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
THQ Inc. and Relic Entertainment officially revealed news on the sequel to one of the most successful RTS games of the past few years, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II last April 3.
A teaser has been uploaded, as well as a few screenshots, and it looks absolutely amazing. I enjoyed the hell out of Dawn of War and it’s 3 expansions, and it looks like Dawn of War II will be a worthy sequel. So far Space Marines and Ork races have been announced, though hopefully they’ll include the Tyranids this time. As you can see from the shots the graphics look totally wicked, and it seems like there’ll be a lot of new gameplay elements that’ll make it more exciting than ever!
Warhammer 40,000 MMORPG in the works?
We all know how a massively-multiplayer online game that takes place in the Warhammer 40k universe would totally rock, so imagine my excitement when I saw in Kotaku that details have come out on the Warhammer 40k MMORPG! What even made it more awesome was the fact that comic book artist extraordinaire Joe Madureira (Battle Chasers, The Ultimates 3) will stand in as Creative Director! I’m pretty sure this game will be TOTALLY EPIC, and if done right it even has the potential to unthrone WoW (a longshot, I know) as the best MMO ever. I can’t wait for screenshots and more details on the gameplay!
It’s no doubt that MMORPGs and Strategy Games are the perfect venue for presenting the Warhammer 40k universe to the a whole new generation, as miniature gaming and pen-and-paper RPGs are unfortunately losing popularity. That being said, I wonder what other media WH40k can explore? Maybe a live-action movie? Or even a social networking site based on the universe (Web 2.0 lol, it could work…)? One thing’s for certain though, with it’s rich lore and interesting universe, races and characters, I’m pretty sure WH40k will be around for years to come.