THQ has announced the availability of a free PSP demo for Squad Command, the publisher's upcoming portable take on Games Workshops' lucrative Warhammer 40K tabletop license. As demos go, the 6MB download offers a taste of the larger game by placing players in control of a squad of five Space Marines and a mechanical dreadnaught taken from the game's larger Ultramarines chapter.

The full game will be available at retail in November, and will allow you to play as either the Imperial Space Marines or the their more evil (read: more spiky) cousins across a 15-mission single player campaign or on nine different multiplayer maps. Of course, if cleansing the universe of chaos for the Emperor while on the go is not your cup of tea, take solace in the knowledge that THQ will revisit its Dawn of War PC franchise next spring, while the company is also working with Texas-based Vigil Games on a 40K-themed MMO as well. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only license whoring.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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