Warhammer 40,000 universe coming to mobile

By John Keefer, Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT

The Warhammer 40,000 universe has enjoyed some success on the PC, particularly with the Dawn of War franchise. But Roadhouse interactive now wants to bring the world of Space Marines and Orks to smartphones and tablets.

The company entered into a licensing deal with Games Workshop today to create a "side-scrolling action game" following a Space Marine through an endless supply of Ork enemies. The announcement didn't give any other details, specifically platforms or a planned release date.

Roadhouse Interactive may not be a household name, but the studio was responsible for browser-based MechWarrior Tactics and free-to-play MMO Family Guy Online. "We are incredibly excited to bring a part of Warhammer 40,000 to life on mobile and tablet and it’s great to work with Games Workshop," said Tarrnie Williams, co-founder and president of Roadhouse Interactive in the announcement. "The legions of fans of Space Marines will now be able to fight the Ork menace while on the move!"

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