Warhammer 40K "The Imperium of Man" Trailer

Vigil Games released a new Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online trailer and screenshots from GamesCom this week, announcing "The Imperium of Man," the MMO's first playable race

After a brief lull since Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online was officially unveiled at E3 earlier this summer, developer Vigil Games brings us a new video trailer showcasing the MMO's first playable race, The Imperium of Man. This news shouldn't come as a surprise to the hardcore War40K fan community; the Imperium is a defining faction of the original Warhammer 40K tabletop game. In the new trailer, Vigil Games introduces the Imperium as the first "playable race," however, indicating that it will be one of several races included in the MMO's two factions (in a recent interview, Vigil Games executive producer Tim Campbell confirmed there will be "two overall factions in the game, and all of the playable races are going to fit into one or the other").

The video reveals that the Imperium of Man have returned to the Sargos Sector; the narrative and in-game footage highlight the Imperial Guard, Tech Priests of Adeptus Mechanicus and Space Marines (Angels of Death), which appear to be at least three confirmed character classes. Some of the video is recycled from the original announcement trailer from E3, although we do see a substantial amount of new material and gameplay footage. Titans and Dreadnoughts make another appearance, as well as several vehicles like Thunderhawks and Predators. The video includes a few quick-cuts of unconfirmed classes, which some speculate to be Inquisitors or Psykers, for example. In addition to the new trailer, Vigil Games released four new screenshots at GamesCom. Check out the full video and screenshots after the jump, and visit ZAM's Warhammer 40K: DMO portal site for more news and information.

[Note: Click the screenshots below to view the high-res versions.]


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# Aug 23 2010 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
There's a reason for that of course.
# Aug 24 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Heh, yes there is... I wish I could find enough documented info from reputable sources to write an editorial about the whole Games Workshop/Blizzard history, but surprisingly, there isn't a whole lot out there except a few small facts about Blizzard developing Orcs vs. Humans on spec for GW.

The "unoffical" history is that Blizzard owes a huge amount of its inspiration for the Warcraft and StarCraft properties to Games Workshop for Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000. Of course, you could say the same of Games Workshop for D&D and Lord of the Rings, but in the case of Warcraft/StarCraft, there's a lot more "inspiration" from the Warhammer properties than many people realize.
# Feb 08 2011 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
you'll also find that their are alot of similarites around the tyranids and zerg, i remember a topic about it which was saying how they seemeed to of been release around the same time
these guys
# Aug 23 2010 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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these guys look a bit like the StarCraft II marines.
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