Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

Sniveling servants of the false emperor can can walk a mile in the clonking great ceramic boots of Ultramarine Captain Titus next week with the launch of the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo. It'll hit PC and Xbox 360 on August 23, then PlayStation 3 on August 24.

What's more, if you've pre-ordered on PC through Steam, the demo will open up for you today. Everyone else can get access to the PC demo a day early, on August 22, by signing up for the Space Marine forums.

The demo will have two single-player sections, developer Relic explains. One's a big brawl with an Ork horde, while the other lets Titus bounce around with the Jump Pack. There's no multiplayer in the demo, so hey, read our multiplayer preview for a handle on that.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is crusading onto PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 6, published by THQ.