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Warhammer 40,000 strategy game in development

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A Warhammer 40,000 strategy game for multiple platforms is already in development following a new partnership with strategy game developer Slitherine and table top developer and retailer Games Workshop.

Neither company have announced content and features for the new game set in the science fiction-fantasy universe of Warhammer 40,000.

"This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best," said JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine Group. "It's all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market.

"The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike," McNeil said. "Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring a wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre".

Slitherine's previous games include Panzer Corps, History - Great Battles Medieval, Military History Commander - Europe at War, Commander - Napoleon at War and Conquest! Medieval Realms.

"Slitherine are clearly established and successful masters of their genre of games, and there are many fans of their work here at GW," Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop said. "It's a pleasure to work with such like minded individuals who share our passion for strategy games of all types".