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'Fire Warrior' Announced (PS2/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 9:33 p.m. PST

THQ Inc. announced the first title based on the recent agreement with Games Workshop for worldwide, interactive rights to the Warhammer 40,000 universe: Fire Warrior. Fire Warrior is a unique, first person action game based on the world’s leading table-top wargame and will be available worldwide for the PlayStation 2 computer and the PC in summer 2003. Read more for details and the first screens ...

The Warhammer 40,000 game universe was introduced in 1987 and has since become the world’s leading tabletop wargame. Retail sales of Warhammer 40,000 products, including wargames, models, novels, comics and interactive games exceed $500 million worldwide since 1996. The dark, gothic science fantasy of the universe has been enjoyed by millions of gamers ages 12 and up, the vast majority of whom own at least one console system and/or PC.

“Fire Warrior is our first game set in the dark and futuristic fantasy world of Warhammer 40,000 and we are extremely excited to be collaborating with Games Workshop on this world-renowned property,“ stated Tim Walsh, senior vice president of International publishing. “Fire Warrior is more than a first-person action game, it is an intense experience that plunges the player into a terrifying world beyond their worst nightmares.”

“We are extremely impressed with this, our first game with THQ. THQ has really captured the dark and brooding atmosphere of the 41st Millennium, while making an eminently playable and accessible game,” said Jon Gillard, Head of Business Development, Games Workshop. “We feel it will be a great introduction for those that are unfamiliar with our worlds, and a fantastic experience of immersion for those already involving themselves through our other products.”

About Fire Warrior

Developed by Kuju, Fire Warrior is a first person shooter for set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Set over the course of a day, the player takes on the role of Kais, a young Fire Warrior. Kais is part of a team selected to rescue the Ethereal Ko’vash, who has been kidnapped by Imperial Forces. What starts out as a routine mission posing no real threat quickly descends into a symphony of horror and torment. Kais’ mission takes him through intense trench warfare on a battle-ravaged planet to boarding action against his own orbiting ship. Fire Warrior features 17 exciting and diverse levels, 22 exotic characters to battle against and 16 devastating weapons to experience. The game also features four-player multiplayer action with unique environments and a chance to play the enemies faced in the single player game.

To follow the progress of Fire Warrior and for more in-depth and intriguing information on the Tau race please visit the official Fire Warrior web site.

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