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The game demo is available right now on Xbox Live Marketplace as well as on PlayStation Network, and there's a PC version out now. Hit the jump for the press release or check out the game's site. Good luck! Pew pew pew! Eat vegetables sometimes!
DEMO AVAILABLE NOW FOR WARHAMMER®40,000®: SPACE MARINE®
Single player demo now live for Xbox 360 and PC, PlayStation 3 version available tomorrow
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. Aug 23, 2011 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that the single player demo for its upcoming 3rd Person Action/Shooter, Warhammer® 40,000®: Space Marine® is now available on Xbox Live® online entertainment network and Windows PC. The PlayStation® Network version of the demo will go live tomorrow, the 24th August.
The Space Marine demo features two very different areas of the game. The first pits the player against an Ork horde outside the gates of a munitions factory. Armed with six devastating weapons, including the iconic bolter and lethal chainsword, the player will get to experienceSpace Marine’s seamless mix of melee and ranged combat first hand as they take on the rampaging invaders. The second area gives players a taste of the exhilarating Jump Pack sequences where the game’s hero—Captain Titus—takes to the skies to rain death from above.
Warhammer® 40,000®: Space Marine® is scheduled to launch on September 6th, 2011. For further information about the game please visitwww.spacemarine.com.
About Space Marine
When wave after wave of savage ORKS descend upon the Forge World GRAIA, it is up to humanity’s greatest warriors to win the planet back.
They are SPACE MARINES, genetically modified, encased in hallowed armor, the equivalent of one hundred lesser men. They live only to defend the Imperium, and to slay its enemies in a war that never ends.
CAPTAIN TITUS, along with his comrades LEANDROS and SIDONUS, lead a detachment of these Space Marines onto the Forge World. There, they quickly discover that the fight against the Orks is not all that requires their attention. An Imperial Inquisitor named DROGAN needs help securing an experimental POWER SOURCE, before the Orks do so themselves.
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