Space Marine co-op confirmed; may not make launch

By Xav de Matos, Aug 09, 2011 4:00pm PDT

[Update:] THQ has sent Shacknews the following comment, "Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will have co-op and we look forward to announcing more details later this month." Still no word on when and how the co-op will be implemented or what it will include.

[Original Story] When Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine arrives, the third-person shooter won't include co-op multiplayer; however, the mode is planned to be added to the game thirty days "give or take" after launch. The wait was announced on the game's official forum, citing "polish" to the "co-op aspect" as a reason for its delay.

What the Space Marine co-op mode (or modes) will feature is still unknown. "I will update this thread with all the co-op details when we release them," a THQ community manager wrote in the forum post late Sunday evening.

[Note: The post has since been removed from the official forum; however, a cached version still exists.]

The post also points to publisher THQ's ongoing use of Online Passes, noting that gamers that purchase Space Marine "brand new" at retail will get the co-op mode for free when it is available. "If you buy the game one year from now the co-op option will still be free as long as the game is sealed brand new from retail," the post added.

Shacknews has contacted THQ for more details on the delay and use of a one-time use code in new copies of Space Marine, but has yet to hear back at the time of publishing.

Space Marine ships on September 6 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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