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

THQ has unveiled WH40K: Space Marine's Collector's Edition and pre-order bonuses, along with a new trailer covering its bloody combat.

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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.

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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    May 25, 2011 9:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine Collector's Edition, pre-order bonuses announced.

    THQ has unveiled WH40K: Space Marine's Collector's Edition and pre-order bonuses, along with a new trailer covering its bloody combat.

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      May 25, 2011 9:24 AM

      hopefully its not available exclusively at the THQ store like they did with the last 40k game :(

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        May 25, 2011 9:24 AM

        god damnit. it is exclusive.

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          May 25, 2011 9:28 AM

          dude. Cheesy cruft or "Steam's giving the armour worn by Dawn of War stars the Blood Ravens plus a free copy of Darksiders"

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        May 25, 2011 9:34 AM

        that sucks :( i want that purity seal

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      May 25, 2011 9:38 AM

      I'm so glad I have 0 interest in physical crap that sits around and gathers dust. Digital all the way.

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      May 25, 2011 9:49 AM

      Woohoo! A lot of the stuff I made is in this one:

      The rocky/sandy terrain area at the 2:10 mark, the Ork Rok seen at 2:26...

      Woo, blushing like a little girl here.

      this game is gonna be SICK.

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        May 25, 2011 11:19 AM

        Congrats! This video more than any other has got me excited for this game.

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      May 25, 2011 9:49 AM

      Fuck yes! So stoked.

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      May 25, 2011 10:39 AM

      Looks great.

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      May 25, 2011 11:00 AM

      What's the release date on this? I forget. Is it August?

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      May 25, 2011 11:03 AM

      I'm super excited for this game. My only complaints from that vid are:

      1) the ground stomp move that space marine guys does over and over again. Not only does it not make any sense when stomping the ground would cause an aoe nuke around you, it just looks stupid.

      In Dawn of War 2, the melee crowd control abilities are stuff like a shoulder charge that knocks enemies down in a line, and a directional aoe swing that kills/knocks back everything in front of you. Either one of those types of abilities would have been far cooler in this than that stomp.

      2) Still no multiplayer details at all. What the hell.

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        May 25, 2011 11:12 AM

        Regarding the foot stomp (example @ 2:32), after watching the video more closely, I do notice a ground attack with the hammer (:36) and a charge (:40 & 2:35). They even have an AOE effect when you body slam an enemy, which looks great (2:40).

        So yeah, still not a fan of the stomp. Glad they have all that other awesome stuff though.

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        May 25, 2011 4:14 PM

        I could be wrong but didn't they say this was going to be a SP only game?

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      May 25, 2011 11:43 AM

      Dang, still holding out for power claws. That said, now I need to decide where I am gonna snag it...

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        May 25, 2011 2:20 PM

        I say go with Best Buy. GameStop is just skins for the dead emperor's slaves and the rest are weapons that won't matter since you can get a THUNDERHAMMER anyways.

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      May 25, 2011 11:54 AM

      haha trying to pre-order through Steam I get: "Your transaction failed because you are trying to buy a game that requires ownership of another game you do not currently own. Please correct the error and try again."

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      May 25, 2011 2:17 PM

      GOTY 2011.

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      May 25, 2011 2:29 PM

      Daddy's home.

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      May 25, 2011 2:40 PM

      This shot: http://cf.shacknews.com/images/20110525/titan_18154.sgaf.jpg

      Has me drooling like a ravenous fanboy. I love all things TITAN related in WH40K. :D

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        May 25, 2011 10:41 PM

        Oh shit. God I want this game world realized in a Mass Effect style RPG. An action game is awesome too but we need a good, party based, story driven WH40K RPG.

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          May 25, 2011 10:46 PM

          If they were going to make a WH40K RPG. ME would be the last game I'd want it to emulate.

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            May 25, 2011 10:51 PM

            But...the great cast of supporting characters and recruitable party members...the dialog and voicework...galavanting around the galaxy and meeting all different kinds of xenos and helping them with their problems...

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              May 25, 2011 11:21 PM

              i can imagine something sorta working if you were an inquisitor maybe?. it wouldnt work as a space marine though, pretty much all you would do would be fight and pray for the emperor

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      May 25, 2011 2:45 PM

      I have a basic WH40K lore question. Space Marines and the Imperial Guard are ostensibly on the same side right?

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      May 25, 2011 3:25 PM

      I hope they reveal the MP aspect of this at E3

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      May 25, 2011 4:10 PM

      DO NOT BUY FROM THE THQ STORE. They are fucking awful.

      It took me almost two months to receive my W40K: Dawn of War II: Retribution collector's edition, and I wanted it returned. So far, they haven't returned my funds yet. I should ask them about it.

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        May 25, 2011 4:12 PM

        It's the only place where to buy it :(

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        May 25, 2011 11:18 PM

        Just dispute it through your credit card.

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        May 27, 2011 5:59 AM

        I went through the same shit but you actually had to refuse the package from the mailman if you wanted to get the refund.

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      May 25, 2011 4:21 PM

      September?!

      The enemies of man will not wait that long!

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      May 25, 2011 4:37 PM

      i'm getting so tired of pre-order bonus's, store specific bonus's more so. At this point of my life its more than likely to drive me away.

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      May 25, 2011 4:44 PM

      As a few people have pointed out, Emperor's Children skin = Chaos is almost surely playable, which more than likely means that pvp multiplayer is in.

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        May 25, 2011 5:51 PM

        Yeah. Chaos vs Marines for sure. I wonder if the Orks are in multi as well.

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      May 25, 2011 5:14 PM

      Some sort of Space Marine figurine would have probabely pushed me into buying the collectors edition but as it is now; Ball=dropped. (The game stil looks like its going to be outstanding though)

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        May 25, 2011 5:31 PM

        I'm surprised the figurine wasn't thought of here.

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          May 25, 2011 5:52 PM

          Totally. I didn't think about because I am digital only now but no figure is indeed a huge, glaring mistake. Hell of a missed opportunity.

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        May 25, 2011 5:39 PM

        That would have made it an instant pre-order from THQ. Though, I wouldn't mind walking around the house with that purity seal on my cape.

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          May 25, 2011 5:53 PM

          They should have worked with gameshop to create a custom table top unit and shipped the collector's edition with a small insert/card detailing attributes and rules for tabletop use.

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        May 25, 2011 6:00 PM

        I heard that you can get those already though. :P

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        May 25, 2011 10:30 PM

        Agreed.

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        May 25, 2011 11:00 PM

        For me, It would take a cat helmet.

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      May 25, 2011 6:19 PM

      awesomeeee

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      May 25, 2011 10:42 PM

      If anybody at Relic is reading this I want to congratulate the art team on totally nailing the look and feel of WH40K. It's dead fucking on. Way to make the style work, boys. That's good use of technology and craft.