WH40K: Space Marine trilogy's unfinished story told

THQ's bankruptcy sadly spelled an end to any Space Marine sequels, but the series director did come out discuss what Captain Titus' ultimate fate would have been.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine was originally designed to be a trilogy, and the original ended on something of a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts and THQ's eventual bankruptcy changed those plans significantly and Captain Titus' fate will remain unexplored. With no Space Marine planned for the future, director Raphael van Lierop decided to discuss what ultimately would have happened to Space Marine's leading character.

"I had some big plans for Titus," van Lierop told Penny Arcade Report. "The second part of his story was to focus on a 'Titus Unleashed' plot--basically there were forces arrayed against him that would see his loyalty to the Adeptus Astartes pushed to its limit, and his reaction would be to kind of 'go rogue,' and we'd see a different Titus, not quite as in control as we saw him in Space Marine. He would be kicked out as a consequence--exiled, which would basically be a death sentence for him."

The Space Marine director goes on to say that Titus would have returned with a new resolve in the trilogy's final act. Other Space Marines would rally around him for one climactic conflict, and he'd become the head of a new Space Marine Chapter.

Sadly Captain Titus' return to glory may never come to be, but it's fun to wonder what might have been.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    October 21, 2013 6:10 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, WH40K: Space Marine trilogy's unfinished story told.

    THQ's bankruptcy sadly spelled an end to any Space Marine sequels, but the series director did come out discuss what Captain Titus' ultimate fate would have been.

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      October 21, 2013 6:30 AM

      That is really disappointing, it was such a good game

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        October 21, 2013 8:15 AM

        It really is. That was definitely one of my favorite games in the last few years, and so surprisingly good.

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        October 21, 2013 8:22 AM

        Agreed. I really enjoyed the coop mode.

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      October 21, 2013 7:43 AM

      sounds like they were going to base it largely on Uriel Ventris's story. those stodgy ass old Ultramarines!

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      October 21, 2013 7:44 AM

      I liked that game but it always bothered me how you could still take damage while performing an execution. I swear 90% of my deaths were because of that.

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        October 21, 2013 8:18 AM

        The solution to that was to do that big ground stomp that would knock over or stun everyone near you. It wouldn't help with snipers or flyiers, but it would decrease the number of people attacking while you did executions. That might have broken down at the highest difficulty levels though. I think I beat it on Hard and I died a few times because of that but it wasn't the bulk of my deaths.

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      October 21, 2013 8:49 AM

      What a load of crap. Someone needs to pick up the reins on this one, it's too good of a game idea (and fun gameplay) to not make a sequel or multiple sequels. Game industry fail.