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Relic's 'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' Coming to Xbox 360, PS3 (Updated)

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Update: THQ has confirmed to us that the early pre-production footage of Space Marine leaked last September was produced by a studio other than Relic, and does not represent the current game.

Original story: A new console-specific Warhammer 40,000 action game is heading to consoles courtesy of Dawn of War developer Relic.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (360, PS3) will see players controlling a single space marine across an action-heavy campaign, according to IGN. A trailer for the game shows a zoomed-in battlefield rendered in the Dawn of War style.

Relic says that players will gain items over the course of the title, and that it is placing a big focus on multiplayer, though few specifics have been divulged.

Thanks to Chepito for the alert. Check out the new trailer below:

From The Chatty
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    May 27, 2009 5:21 PM

    What really needs to happen is for a game somewhat similiar to Mass Effect but in the W40k universe.

    Also, Relic really needs to get Dan Abnett (far and away the best 40k author) to write a story and characters for one of their games. The story and characters, at least in DoW1 (haven't played DoW2 yet because of my current system), were pretty terrible.

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      May 27, 2009 5:24 PM

      a Gaunt game?

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        May 27, 2009 5:30 PM

        I love that series, but I think most people who aren't familiar with it wouldn't see how it is 40k, and would just write it off as another sci-fi military shooter. Basically like a COD but with lasguns. Space Marines are way more iconic than the IG for people who aren't big fans of 40k outside of Relic's offerings.

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          May 28, 2009 12:30 PM

          How about a COD with stealth abilities? "McVenner's Revenge: A Gaunt's Ghosts tale"

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      May 27, 2009 5:24 PM

      I agree with you on all of this. This title has a chance to be really epic if it's handled right and backed by the mythos and a good design talent. Hopefully the final product turns out great. Because they leaked video looked promising.

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      May 27, 2009 6:26 PM

      Just watched the IGN trailer for this. Holy crap that looks pretty amazing, and great voice work. Hope they pull it off. DoW was very awesome in terms of visuals, I just hope they deliver the lore in a more powerful way.

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      May 27, 2009 6:39 PM

      I cannot agree with you enough. This game will be a complete fuck up and failure if they make it God of Warhammer. A single player beat em up game like Devil May Cry or God of War will do mediocre sales and be quickly forgotten. A sprinkling of Mass Effect RPG elements and a good writer like Abnett (maybe toss in some coop to boot) will give them the best odds of birthing a new money minting franchise.

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      May 27, 2009 7:10 PM

      I'd kill for a movie (trilogy perhaps?) detailing the Horus Heresy. The visuals alone would be mind blowing, and the story is pretty damn good to boot.

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        May 27, 2009 8:43 PM

        I wonder if there's anyone we can kill to make that happen :P

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        May 29, 2009 4:23 AM

        Sign me up for that

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      May 28, 2009 12:26 PM

      For Tanith!

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