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8:00 AM on 08.10.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine getting co-op

THQ has confirmed that Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is getting a co-op mode. The feature will be patched into the game thirty days after launch, and will be a free addition. It's been mentioned that it will only be free to ...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 08.08.2011

Holy crap, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine customization!

This video is about a month old but nobody seemed to spot it until it popped up on NeoGAF earlier today. That's a shame because it's pretty damn great. The video takes us through the customization process in Warhammer 40,000...

Jim Sterling

6:45 PM on 08.03.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine multiplayer trailer

Here's a trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, detailing the class-based multiplayer. As Conrad already told you, there are three classes to choose from, and they can be fully customized with perks, chapter colors, and...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 07.29.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team aiming for PSN next week

On Tuesday of next week, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team will become available to PlayStation Network users in North America. As was the case with the already out Xbox Live Arcade release, this twin-stick shooter will be $9.99. I...

Jordan Devore





12:45 PM on 07.27.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine gets dramatic trailer

There's plenty of drama and muscular male angst in this new cinematic trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. This will be a game about huge men, sweating and grunting at each other for hours. Can't wait! The game's out September 6 and I'm pretty pumped, as both a fan of the 40K universe and of excessive violence. It ought to be pretty dang good.

Jim Sterling

3:30 PM on 07.22.2011

THQ already discussing Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine isn't on shelves yet, but THQ and Relic are apparently confident enough to be already discussing the sequel. According marketing manager James McDermott, the talks have just kicked off. "We...

Jim Sterling



Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine multiplayer photo
Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine multiplayer
by Conrad Zimmerman

Last week, I was a press event in Santa Monica to check out Relic Entertainment's new third-person shooter, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. I have been a huge fan of the lore of the Warhammer 40,000 setting and even spent a few years painting figurines from the game as a hobby. But while I love the trappings, the miniatures game was always a bit convoluted for my tastes, so I've been looking forward the idea of having direct control over a Space Marine for a long time.

They are exactly what they look like: Hulking masses of carnage. We were to pit them head-to-head, the forces of the Emperor's Imperium against their brothers corrupted by the forces of Chaos. And the result was brutal.

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3:00 PM on 07.19.2011

Eldar Ulthwé DLC coming to Dawn of War II - Retribution

New DLC has been announced for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution. Just like the previous The Dark Angels DLC, it will give you a bunch of new models for the major units and new color schemes for the others. Excep...

Maurice Tan



Review: Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team photo
Review: Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
by Jim Sterling

THQ is starting a habit of paving the way for retail releases with digital spin-offs. We had Red Faction: Battlegrounds release on XBLA ahead of Red Faction: Armageddon, and now Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team has appeared to promote Space Marine's release later this year.

Such titles run the risk of being disposable, cheap cash-ins that exist as little more than interactive advertisements. In fact, most of them end up as exactly that. Whether or not Kill Team falls into that category depends on your perspective.

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5:15 PM on 07.12.2011

Dawn of War III to emphasize army customization

When pressed for news on Dawn of War III, Relic marketing manager James McDermott was surprisingly up front about the direction of the new Warhammer 40,000 strategy title. Some of it's been said before by THQ's Danny Bilson, ...

Jordan Devore

10:20 AM on 06.15.2011

Relic working on Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III

THQ core games emperor Danny Bilson has confirmed that Relic Entertainment is working on the next major stage of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series, and that it's looking pretty sweet. "We’re working on the next-g...

Jim Sterling



E3: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine hands on photo
E3: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine hands on
by Jim Sterling

My interest in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is well known. I love me some Games Workshop silliness, and I love big, meaty action games. A merger of the two can only be a good thing, right?

It's certainly looking good!

 

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6:00 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine trailer gets Chaotic

A sexy new E3 trailer for THQ has made its way to the Internet, and it shows off the forces of Chaos in motion for the first time. As usual, you can see loads of blood and grunting manliness in the above video.  THQ is ...

Jim Sterling

4:40 PM on 06.02.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team announced

After being outed by Australia's rating board, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team has officially been announced. It'll be an XBLA/PSN primer for the retail-bound 40K: Space Marine, a practice that's starting to get quite trendy.&nb...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 05.31.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team outed by rating board

THQ is hard at work pimping Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, but according to Australia's OFLC ratings board, there's yet another game brewing -- Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team.  THQ Digital Studios UK is apparently working ...

Jim Sterling







How many ways can Space Marine NOT rip off Gears of War? photo
How many ways can Space Marine NOT rip off Gears of War?
by Jim Sterling

Earlier this week, Venture Beat landed itself in hot water with the gamer community after publishing the controversial article, "How Many Ways Can Space Marine Rip Off Gears of War?" The article accused Relic of copying Epic's shooter series, and the writer was utterly mauled by readers. 

He was mauled because, as every school boy knows, the Warhammer 40,000 aesthetic, setting, and characters predate Gears of War by a couple of decades. If anything, Epic owes a tip of the hat to Games Workshop, not the other way around. This situation is made worse by the fact that originally, the article only had ONE argument, which was basically, "The characters have muscles."

Destructoid decided to bring some balance. We sat down with Relic, the developers of Space Marine, to get their side of the story and find out how their game is different from Gears of War. If one person thought Space Marine was a Gears clone, others will think it too -- hopefully this article helps them!

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