Warhammer 40k: Space Marine Collector's Edition, pre-order bonuses announced

Publisher THQ has gone Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine-crazy today, announcing the Collector's Edition and pre-order bonuses for Relic's action game, on top of releasing new screenshots and a video developer diary about its bloody combat.

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The Collector's Edition of Space Marine contains a 10" replica Purity Seal--aka "cool medal thing"--along with a hardback art book, the soundtrack, 25 "foiled character information cards," and a copy of the game, packed into "a premium box set." It'll be available exclusively from THQ's own online store, priced at $99.99 for the console editions and $79.99 on PC.

On the pre-order bonus front, you'll mostly get unique weapon or armour skins for multiplayer if you slap your cash down early. GameStop will let you play as the Space Wolves and Black Templar, Best Buy has the Iron Warriors and Emperor's Children skins, Amazon will arm you with a Golden Relic Chainsword, and Walmart's offering the Golden Relic Bolter. Steam's giving the armour worn by Dawn of War stars the Blood Ravens plus a free copy of Darksiders, THQ's own E-Store has an exclusive PowerSword, and other "select digital retailers" will also give you Darksiders for free.

Space Marine is slated to launch on September 6 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Now, as a reward for having to read those terrible squiggly 'word' things, here's a four-minute video developer diary filled with exploding heads and acts of great violence:

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