Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Relic

Sega confirms acquisition of Relic, Company of Heroes IP

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Sega has confirmed THQ’s recent announcement that they have purchased all shares of THQ Canada Inc., better known as Relic Entertainment Studios, for $26.6 million. In addition to the team, Sega has also purchased some of THQ’s IPs, including, as verified by Eurogamer, Company of Heroes. The press release also noted the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series, but it didn’t specify whether its license was actually part of the sale. This latest purchase by Sega means that Relic will soon be under the same umbrella as another strategy-centric PC developer, Total War creators The Creative Assembly.

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Relic to debut ColdTech system in Company of Heroes 2

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THQ has detailed the weather-simulating technology that Relic will be employing in their upcoming real-time strategy title Company of Heroes 2. To better replicate the Eastern Front, where the temperature dipped to -40 degrees in 1941, Relic will be utilizing the ColdTech system in the new 3.0 version of their Essence Engine.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Exterminatus DLC up for PC, PS3

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine’s free co-op mode Exterminatus is now available to download for the PC and PS3. Xbox gamers will be able to download it “soon.” Exterminatus will be accessible through the main menu and allow teams of four to squad up as a Space Marine Tactical Marine, Devastator, or Assault Marine. Players will be able to kit out their marine with a customized weapon and perk loadout as they take them through the two dynamic-challenge-filled scenarios, Assault on Hab Center Andreas and Escape From Kalkys Facility.

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Space Marine eager to please the Emperor, launches for 360, PC, PS3

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Relic’s Warhammer: 40,000: Space Marine has shipped to retail for the 360, PC, and PS3. The third-person action title mixes melee and ranged combat as players take on the role of a hulking Space Marine sent to an Imperial Forge World to fend off an Ork invasion.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – free co-op DLC announced

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THQ has announced that Relic’s upcoming action title Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will be receiving some post-launch co-op action in the form of Exterminatus.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Five Days of 40k promo kicks off

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With Relic’s action-shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine just around the corner (September 6), publisher THQ has announced a five-day contest in which different prize types will be given away each day until launch. The giveaways will take place on the game’s official Facebook page, with prizes ranging from merchandise to in-game content.

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The Emperor provides, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine box art revealed

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THQ has revealed the box art for Relic’s upcoming third-person action release, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine. Nothing like seeing an Ork getting a good what for. Space Marine is scheduled to ship later this summer for the 360, PC, and PS3.

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(PC Review) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution

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…a fitting end to a violent, sprawling, and ridiculous chapter in 40K history.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine announced for PC

THQ has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, the upcoming third-person shooter in development at Relic, will be making its way to the PC next year. Previously announced for the 360 and PS3, all three versions are scheduled to ship …

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