Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer 40000: Space Marine’

Third Space Marine Dev Diary Is Shiny

By Jim Rossignol on August 11th, 2011.

Servo-skull. SERVO-SKULL.
But not as shiny as studio marketing man James McDermott! Look at his beautiful face. That is a man who knew his immaculate beard was going to appear on a video watched by thousands that day. He’s no Servo-Skull.

Anyway, this trailer talks about the production of the game, making it all look and sound spectacular. There’s loads of cinematic footage – because Relic learned stuff from the movie industry, apparently – and a bit about the general environment and ambience. I think anyone who isn’t excited about this is probably not taking care of their inner Space Marine, and need to think a bit about how he’s feeling right now. Poor guy. He’s all alone in there with your inner child, your inner 1980s Wall Street banker, and your inner Credible Adult. And they all need to learn to get along. They really do.

Okay, go watch the video. You are ready.
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Space Marine Co-Op After Launch?

By Jim Rossignol on August 10th, 2011.

In the grim darkness of the 41st century, there is only co-operation.
Hmm, this is a bit of an odd one, via ShackNews. This Space Marine forum post, which has subsequently been deleted, saw a THQ community manager claiming that the co-op aspect of Space Marine would turn up 30 days or so after release, but as then clearly been redacted. Since then THQ have released a statement saying: “Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will have co-op and we look forward to announcing more details later this month.”

I guess someone is in trouble for blurting out meticulous PR plans, eh? Tsk.

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Suit Up: Space Marine Multiplayer Trailer

By John Walker on August 4th, 2011.

Oh, shooty men. Can't you just have a picnic?

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a brilliant name for a game. It is about Space Marines. Done. Coming from Warhammer regulars, Relic, the third-person actioner we’ve been discussing for nearly two years is due in a month already. Gosh, September’s getting busy. Today the pipes have produced a multiplayer trailer for your eyes. It’s below.

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It’s Only War: Space Marine Cinematic

By Jim Rossignol on July 28th, 2011.

I'm guessing it's his party.
Following our hands-on with Space Marine yesterday, I now spy a cinematic trailer, which I’ve posted below. It is unlikely to surprise you, since it shows the usual spread of orks and chaos minions getting slaughtered by space marines wielding chainswords and English accents. I do like the look of the Warboss and the Chaos chief executive, though.

The game is out September 6th.
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Chaos All-Stars: Space Marine Hands-On

By Quintin Smith on July 27th, 2011.

Space Marines are a bit like lamp posts with vendettas
Multiplayer, eh? Bit of fun! Having a laugh with friends. Persistent unlocks. Leaderboards. And all I can think as Relic demo Space Marine’s multiplayer component to me, is this: Frivolity! The Emperor would not approve. My tune was, however, changed slightly following several hours and a dozen matches of hands-on.
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Meet The Heretic: Space Marine vs Chaos

By Alec Meer on June 7th, 2011.

heretics have feelings too

Heretics! Blood Letters! Chaos Space Marines! And Orks. Always with the Orks. (The Orks need their own game, really: they get such a bad rap, treated as idiots and fodder). Here’s the Chaos-centric E3 trailer for Space Marine, a game I am very much looking forward too, albeit with the concern that the lone hero thingy might not entirely sit well my own vision of Space Marineyness. Still, I love the 40K universe as much as any poorly-shaven man of my generation, so the opportunity to get all first-person on it makes me tremble like a tiny rabbit.
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Seal The Deal: Space Marine Pre-Order Stuff

By Quintin Smith on May 27th, 2011.

Is that a wedding invitation in the lower right? I DO TAKE YOU MRS SPACE MARINE TO BE MY WIFE / YOU MAY NOW WRESTLE THE BRIDE

You want to play Space Marine. I want to play Space Marine. We all want to play Space Marine.

But what if you want to do more than play Space Marine? What if you want to pre-order it for trinkets and exclusive crumbs of content? Relic has you covered. They’re even giving away hardware, for goodness sake. Thanks to RPS reader Mondo Mau for sending this in. Details after the jump.
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Feeling Blue? Space Marine Dev Diary #2

By Quintin Smith on May 25th, 2011.

He could eat her hair. For fun.

Last month we had Relic talking about the universe of Warhammmer 40,000: Space Marine, putting a positive spin on the fact that Space Marines are basically one-ton fascists who can survive by eating dirt.

This month Relic are talking about combat. What’s the quickest way to regenerate your Marine’s health? By pulling “over the top execution moves”, of course. This builds “fury”, which… ah, I don’t want to give the game away. It’s all waiting for you after the jump.
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THQ Not Chucked Out of Games Workshop

By Alec Meer on April 26th, 2011.

'License *this*, alien scum!'

This is a bit “some men have paid some money to some other men”, but given the general tendency towards 40K gonkery around these parts it’s worth a nod. THQ have just announced that they’ve arranged to hang onto the rights to Warhammer 40,000 for a few more years yet. This means we’ll see more Only War-based games from THQ (including social and mobile ones; let’s hope the former doesn’t mean TyranidVille) after the upcoming Space Marine and the MMO Dark Millennium have been and gone. Licences for the licence god!
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Grimdark Diary: Relic Talk Space Marine

By Jim Rossignol on April 7th, 2011.


Those feisty fellows at Machinima.com went and scooped a Space Marine diary from Relic, and – thanks to the internet’s smelly hippie ethos of sharing – you can see the first instalment below. There is grimdark, there are squigs, there are chainswords, there is compellingly ludicrous evisceration, there is epic futuristic gothic architecture, and – ultimately – I would say there is awesome. Go watch.

And then read Quintin’s impressions from playing the game.
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A Date With A Space Marine

By Alec Meer on March 24th, 2011.

Nobody ever thinks about the friends and family of a Madboy

Do Space Marines go on dates? “You have the most gorgeous geneseed.” “If I said you have a beautiful flamer, would you let me burn the heretic with it?” “In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war, and your eyes.”

Anyway! Relic’s upcoming orkshooter Space Marine has finally been granted something like a release date. It’s been on the horizon for about 40,000 years already, but now all of a sudden it’s turning up in August. This August, that is. So just five months until the Ultramarine’s Captain Titus sticks his Power Fist into the maw of various non-human scum (which were earlier this week confirmed to include the forces of Chaos). 2011 sure is a busy year for expensive-looking video games.

Space Marine trailer (albeit an old one) below to aid with your remembrance.
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Khorney Dialogue: Space Marine Does Chaos

By Alec Meer on March 22nd, 2011.

Die by the tongue. Sorry, sword.

The good news about Relic’s upcoming Warhammer 40,000 manshoot keeps on getting gooder. First, THQ reversed their decision to not release it on PC. Then Quinns came away from an early preview with a much bigger spring in his step than we expected. Now we hear that it won’t, as had previously been hinted, be merely a matter of bashing/stabbing/boltering Orks until they’re all dead. The Space Marines’ gnarly arch-nemeseseseses Chaos will be showing up too. Nicely-rendered blood for the blood god!
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Whoosh! Bam! Space Marine Preview

By Quintin Smith on August 13th, 2010.

About five minutes into my demonstration of Relic’s Space Marine I realise what I’m looking at is a 3rd person shooter that draws heavily from Gears of War, so I ask an obvious question. “Is there some kind of cover system?” Relic man grins. “Actually, the team has an internal line about that. We say, ‘Cover is for Pussies.'”

I don’t take my eyes off the screen, but my ears do a double take. “We do have this though,” says Relic man. With the press of a button he sends Ultramarine Captain Titus running straight through a low wall of cover like a wrecking ball, and begins hacking apart the orks on the other side with his chainsword. “Oh,” I hear myself say, mesmerised. “Right!”

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