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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine coming to PC

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine coming to PC

Relic's new third person shooter, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine will hit PC as well as consoles.

THQ has confirmed that its upcoming third person shooter based on the Warhammer 40K franchise is to come to PC as well as consoles, according to Eurogamer.

The new shooter, which is being developed by Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment, is set for an "early 2011" release, according to THQ. Warhammer 40K: Space Marine will now be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The loyal PC audience is incredibly important to us here at Relic,” said Relic general manager John Dowdeswell.

Delivering great content the fans want to play is the key goal in the core games division at THQ so we are pulling out all of the stops to make this the best possible game for PC and console audiences alike,” added a THQ spokesperson.

The game itself casts players as a Space Marine who, through genetic modification and psycho-chemical conditioning, has gained near super-human strength and endurance. Those powers come in handy when the planet your platoon is stationed on is overrun by enemy forces.

Psyched for Space Marine, or will it be just another generic Gears of War clone? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 27th July 2010, 12:05 Quote
Oh good. Now I have a reason to upgrade again >.>
Jezcentral 27th July 2010, 12:12 Quote
It would be nice to hear what they think will differentiate this game from GoW, but the WH40K space marine will be another muscle-bound, militaristic jar-head which you won't sympathise with. Sounds like GoW to me.
SlowMotionSuicide 27th July 2010, 12:19 Quote
I'm fine with GoW derivative, as long as it doesn't feature the horribly inaccurate and underpowered weapons and clumsy, sluggish controls:)
mjb501 27th July 2010, 12:20 Quote
Nice 1 Relic!
Paradigm Shifter 27th July 2010, 12:27 Quote
This is automatically going to be better than Gears of War - GoW doesn't have the musclebound Space Marines trotting around in brightly coloured armour fighting everything from traitors (Chaos) to psychotic dancers (Eldar) to miniature Incredible Hulks (Orks) and the "genetically engineered killing machines" (Tyranids)... :D
sotu1 27th July 2010, 13:29 Quote
Kudos to Relic. Look forward to all the 40K games they do. Bit of a dull story line tho, Orks over-running the planet with the forces of Chaos behind it....Wasn't that the same storyline as every other 40K game?
Yoy0YO 27th July 2010, 13:36 Quote
I love the Warhammer 40k table top game, amazing stuff. The RTS game made it much more accessible to making your own army, this 3rd person shooter might ruin it a bit because I don't really like the dialogue that spouts out of the so-religious space marines.
Hopefully it'll require team-work tactics or something along the lines of that.
Blarte 27th July 2010, 13:57 Quote
It will be nice to see how Relic animate the movement in the over bulky armor, I suppose taking the prone position for a firing solution will be out the question.
Ive bought every other DOW title I cant see me skipping this one ...
Yemerich 27th July 2010, 14:10 Quote
Gotta love Relic!
Sheiken 27th July 2010, 14:14 Quote
Must.Have.
Mentai 27th July 2010, 14:15 Quote
This could be pretty cool, but I REALLY wish they would do single player from the perspective of someone other than Space Marines for once. Needs more Tau.
Stewb 27th July 2010, 14:21 Quote
Mentai> Excactly, I'm still waiting for a new Fire Warrior, space marines are just a bit boring
Shaftydude 27th July 2010, 15:08 Quote
They did 2 player coop for their DOW2 campaign and 3 players for Last stand so logically this will have 4 player coop! and if it does then its going to do very well.
Redbeaver 27th July 2010, 15:28 Quote
im waiting for the 40K MMO....

...and once i got my fangs in that flesh, im not sure i have time to play this one... unfortunately. nor have the interest to pay $50 to play an "offline mode" of the MMO...

but we'll see.
Material 27th July 2010, 17:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Redbeaver
im waiting for the 40K MMO....

...and once i got my fangs in that flesh, im not sure i have time to play this one... unfortunately. nor have the interest to pay $50 to play an "offline mode" of the MMO...

but we'll see.

I don't think the 40k MMO is due to be with us till 2013 so you should have plenty of time to play this first.

That's pretty much what I plan to do.
Phalanx 27th July 2010, 17:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blarte
It will be nice to see how Relic animate the movement in the over bulky armor, I suppose taking the prone position for a firing solution will be out the question.
Ive bought every other DOW title I cant see me skipping this one ...

Prone positions are completely doable in the armour. Look at the models that Games Workshop sell and it shows people in kneeling or even prone position. If the models do it, you can bet your ass it's possible in the armour, as the modelling community for Games Workshop are one of the most inspired people I've ever met (when I used to collect, that is).
Meanmotion 27th July 2010, 18:05 Quote
Er, pretty much fantastically, awesomely, amazingly, wickedly grrrrreat!
Aracos 27th July 2010, 18:50 Quote
Quote:
The loyal PC audience is incredibly important to us here at Relic
Wait a minute are you telling me there are companies out there that think of PC gamers as something other than all out pirates? Enough to say LOYAL?! Makes a huge difference from the usual "You don't get our games because you pirate" news articles I've come to expect
Hovis 27th July 2010, 18:54 Quote
I agree about wanting a different perspective, but to be honest I can't see how it would work in an FPS. Nearly all of the other races in Warhammer rely on numbers of weak troops, and past that the idea of mowing down hordes of Space Marines just doesn't feel right. Only Marines have that ready made one man army game play mechanic set up for them without compromising the source material. Also playing any race that doesn't carry a bolter is sacrilege. It's all about the bolters.
MrZephyr 27th July 2010, 19:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blarte
It will be nice to see how Relic animate the movement in the over bulky armor, I suppose taking the prone position for a firing solution will be out the question.
Ive bought every other DOW title I cant see me skipping this one ...

Prone positions are completely doable in the armour. Look at the models that Games Workshop sell and it shows people in kneeling or even prone position. If the models do it, you can bet your ass it's possible in the armour, as the modelling community for Games Workshop are one of the most inspired people I've ever met (when I used to collect, that is).

Sure, a space marine could adopt the prone position, but it would be fun to watch him try and get back up! =)
Redbeaver 27th July 2010, 20:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Material
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redbeaver
im waiting for the 40K MMO....

...and once i got my fangs in that flesh, im not sure i have time to play this one... unfortunately. nor have the interest to pay $50 to play an "offline mode" of the MMO...

but we'll see.

I don't think the 40k MMO is due to be with us till 2013 so you should have plenty of time to play this first.

That's pretty much what I plan to do.

what??? :( :( :(

i thought it should arrive sometime later this year?? :( :(
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 27th July 2010, 22:50 Quote
Why is it always a Space marine? Why not an Army Ranger or an Air Force Combat Controller? They are both heavily trained in various weapons and fight behind enemy lines in two man groups. Just a thought. Hoo-Ah
Phalanx 27th July 2010, 22:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
Why is it always a Space marine? Why not an Army Ranger or an Air Force Combat Controller? They are both heavily trained in various weapons and fight behind enemy lines in two man groups. Just a thought. Hoo-Ah

Because they're not in Warhammer 40,000? Plus the Space Marines are the iconic poster boys of Warhammer 40,000. If you're going to want to run a test product for a 3rd-person combat game along the likes of Gears of War, the Space Marines are your best bet.

The MMO promises more races.
Phil Rhodes 28th July 2010, 01:09 Quote
It is a console port.

It will be asterisks.
liratheal 28th July 2010, 08:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hovis
Nearly all of the other races in Warhammer rely on numbers of weak troops

I still love Imperial Guard, even if you can have ten men to every marine >.>
johnnyboy700 28th July 2010, 09:46 Quote
I remember playing Space Hulk waaaaay back and it was good fun, graphics are poor compared to todays standards but I enjoyed the game. The dialogue was a bit pious at times as well but I suppose it is in character, even if it does sound more than just a bit silly.

Look forward to this one, and if it is a GoW clone then I don't see that as a bad thing because I enjoyed both Gears games (pc & XBox) even if the developer did really hack me off by saying that if you have a pc powerful enough to play our games then you must be a pirate - bloody cheek I've never pirated a game EVER, even right back to my Speccy days. Same with films, no pirate copies be it tape, dvd or download
[USRF]Obiwan 29th July 2010, 09:46 Quote
third person.. on PC... seriously?
moshpit 2nd August 2010, 07:05 Quote
For the Emperor and Ultramar!
Synikal Ali 7th September 2010, 17:06 Quote
Looking forward to this, though i hope you arent limited to just one type of marine. Separate stories for ultramarines and blood angels etc would be great
Phalanx 7th September 2010, 17:10 Quote
There are FAR too many chapters (even if you discounted user-made ones) to make multiple storylines. Plus you wouldn't have multiple Chapters working together on a planet unless it was an EXTREMELY severe and overwhelming occurance.

There are too few Space Marines in the Imperium of Man to allow multiple Chapters to work together on anything but the most dire of circumstances (for example, The Adeptus Praeses, The Cadian Gate, The Armageddon War, etc).

OK, I've nerded out enough for today! ;)
ccunlif1 19th February 2011, 15:46 Quote
Well I ordered Space marine for PS3 about 2 years ago when it was on pre order from Play..
Just checked again and now they say march this year.....
I doubt it but on PC it would be great!

Thats not nerding out at all Ph4lsnx! .... but read horus rising Blood angels, Emporers Children and Luna WOLVES!!! Boom!.... Shame it all went so wrong really :)
ccunlif1 19th February 2011, 15:50 Quote
Right you got me thinking now and had a look found this on youtube so it may be out on console next month anyway... but thats no good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvymPlPaXDE
thelaw 19th February 2011, 18:25 Quote
Play.com have it for a 11th march release date.
Destroyer383 7th March 2011, 22:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mentai
This could be pretty cool, but I REALLY wish they would do single player from the perspective of someone other than Space Marines for once. Needs more Tau.

They had a firewarrior fps.
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