Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Dev Diary Looks at the Game's Universe
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Relic knows its stuff when it comes to Warhammer, so who better to take us through the ins and outs of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's universe than the developers themselves? In this new developer diary for Space Marine, the Game Director, Campaign Lead and other members of the dev team will take you through a few bits of information you need to know about the upcoming game.

Assuming the role of Captain Titus, you'll blast and chainsaw your way through a horde of savage Orks as humanity teeters on the brink of extinction and the Orks mount an invasion of one of mankind's last bastions, an Imperial Forge World. Protecting the Forge World with a team of Ultramarines, Titus will come up against the forces of Chaos, as well as an army of Orks.

Check out the developer diary video for an insight into Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and learn more about Titus, Ultramarines, Orks and Chaos. Warhammer 40K: Space Marine is out in August 2011.


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Comment #1 by Agent Mantis
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:17:38 AM
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might be worth a look

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Comment #2 by DanAmlwch
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:22:11 AM
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Excuse my ignorance as I know nothing of the Warhammer universe, but does this game look like Gears of War with Hack & Slash elements to anybody else?

My judgement is reserved, but I just thought I would ask if my assumption was correct.

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Comment #3 by mikachu93
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:22:53 AM
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The Orks look a little too kid's game-ish for me (well, you know what I'm trying to say), so hopefully they touch up on them at least a little bit before release. After watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy ten times in a month, I guess I just expect that same kind of demonic feel from all games now.

Otherwise, I'll definitely be looking into this.

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Comment #4 by DeviousD
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:26:30 AM
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My first thought was not for me this would suit those little lead loving nerds. But it actually looks quite good.

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Comment #5 by limo
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:27:13 AM
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Im just a warhammer fan regardless so definte purchase for meeee!

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Comment #6 by InfestusDnB
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:35:22 AM
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Really looking forward to this, SO much promise with the massivley rich back story/lore of the WH40K franchise, and hopefully there will be PLENTY of DLC for this too, I'll happily spend cash on it if it means as many races from WH40k are introduced.

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Comment #7 by ThunderStorm101
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:35:56 AM
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Warhammer is over 20 years old, if anything Gears of War is like 40k not the other way round, and the Orks will not change, that is their design and has been for years, look at screen shots of Dawn Of War if you want to see 40k character design

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Comment #8 by THF_Reborn
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:40:39 AM
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I'm impressed, I was expecting a much lower quality game, but this looks great. Really looking forward to this now.

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Comment #9 by Finiterich
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:45:55 AM
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I agree. In fact when I first played Gears it did take me back to my geeky Warhammer 40K days

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Comment #10 by DoctorPolski
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 05:50:25 AM
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Saw the multiplayer team lead play through an alpha build level of this at GamesDay UK last year. Looked good even then and the sounds were very good also. It will be fairly linear but alot will rest on what the multiplayer will have to offer but they are keeping quite tightlipped about that.

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Comment #11 by H0p3sfalL
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:00:19 AM
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day onr purchase for me ! :)

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Comment #12 by Trikke
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:16:51 AM
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Seen the pods burning in from the sky? I wonder if they took that from Section 8

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Comment #13 by Poisonheadcrab
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:18:03 AM
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Probably nabbing it, but could we seriously get a primary race that isn't Orks, Chaos or Eldar? Tyranids were fine in DoW2 since they haven't had much screen time (sans the Genestealers with all the Space Hulk titles), but seriously...bring on the Necrons, Tau...anybody!

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Comment #14 by Auburok
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:21:25 AM
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Drop pods and their standard incarnations today, if anything, were ripped off from Warhammer 40K a long time ago.

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Comment #15 by laufujai
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:24:55 AM
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I'll be getting this, to relive my geeky GW days of my youth!
I would, however, prefer a Warhammer Fantasy game in this style, rather than the RTS games that have been released (I am more of a fantasy dude)... Here's hoping!
But will be getting this regardless! :)

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Comment #16 by HorsemanOfWar16
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:41:31 AM
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Day one ! - I will be a Space Marine !! lol

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Comment #17 by Stevey Boy2006
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:44:00 AM
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The more I see of this game, the more I like it.

Day one for me

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Comment #18 by H0p3sfalL
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 07:13:22 AM
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@ 13

would like to see Tau

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Comment #19 by oo Cebass oo
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 08:24:54 AM
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yeah man i agree too, the Fantasy side of GW is awesome, would love to see a Dragon age style game using the GW fantasy universe.

or even remaking or carrying on the Morgan Bernhardt stories of shadow of the horned rat/Dark omen. Awesome games of old and great stories too!!

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Comment #20 by Rewave Acid
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 08:35:42 AM
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I get so sick every single time a 40K vid is released of some retard saying 'oh the pods are ripped off section 8' or 'this is a rip off of gears'.
Why on earth would a premiere AAA title rip off Section 8 of all games?!
Have these people been living under such a large rock that they have never even seen the prolific back catalog of 40K games on PC, or even been into a games workshop?!
It genuinely saddens me that people who enjoy these sorts of science fiction games have never played 40K, or even Fantasy. I grew up on Warhammer, and ironically these people should get out more and become more nerdy!
Ahhhh... Rant over. Relic is a phenomenal studio which anyone who has played DoW and company of can attest to, I cannot describe my excitement :)

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Comment #21 by r0ss renegade
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 08:39:20 AM
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darksiders with guns?!! GG

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Comment #22 by undoingduck
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 09:02:39 AM
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Yes Darksiders with guns...wait what?! doesn't war have a gun as well?!

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Comment #23 by ViNyLek
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 11:48:31 AM
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I loved Darksiders and I love Warhammer (especially DoW2:-P). This is a must buy and LOL at all that think this game ripped shit off other games. Like some said if anything other games borrowed a little bit of everything from 40K:-P

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Comment #24 by asilent boom
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 04:29:32 PM
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Gameplay looks fun, story sounds good, setting looks great. Will definitely be picking this one up.

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Comment #25 by Phantomzero17
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 12:21:40 AM
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@2 Warhammer has been around since the late 80's. Star Craft was originally meant to be a 40K game until Blizzard decided to go their own way with it (Terrans = Astartes, Tyranids = Zerg, Eldar ~ Protoss). And the Orks being stomped by the Astartes has been lore for awhile. Specifically I can name the book Rynn's World. Orks being creatures made up of an animal life form coexisting with a fungus allows them a strange level of regrowth and healing. If you don't make sure the Ork is dead it may get up. Ork Painboys/Docs can literally cut off an Orks head and then reattach it to another Ork's body and likely have the patient survive. Thus many Space Marines can and will stomp on the dome to make sure the Ork stays dead.

On another note when they die they produce more fungal spores then usual so unless they scorch this forge world there is a chance that somewhere in the lowest reaches of the cities Orkoids will grow and come back feral.

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Comment #26 by Wardancer
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 03:59:57 PM
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LOL Kids these days... Doesn't it look like... ? No, it's the other way around!
I have been waiting for a game like this for a long, long time. Let's hope it delivers. *fingers crossed*

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US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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