Relic Talks Being an OG Space Marine in Warhammer 40K

I know that we’ve sort of reached the point around here where developer diaries are kind of passe with everyone and their Nintendogs talking about how their game is the awesomest. That said, I do kind of have a soft spot for Relic and their skills in bringing the tabletop strategy game Warhammer 40K to PCs with their Dawn of War series. Now that they have that genre nailed down, they’re taking a stab at third-person action by dropping you into the boots of a Space Marine. Take a look at this new trailer which details what it’s like to be a Space Marine, and what you’re doing to stop the enemies of the Imperium.

I have to say, the game has a very Dawn of War feel, and given that that series has been getting progressively more about controlling a small selection of characters rather than a giant army, this seems like a natural step. The action looks brutal, the Space Marines look stoic and the Orks are ripe for the killing. What more could you ask for from a Warhammer 40k game?

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6 thoughts on “Relic Talks Being an OG Space Marine in Warhammer 40K”

  1. I will be picking this up. The mechanics of it look like a nice combo of Gears of War and a few mechanics from other games. Maybe its just the character models that make me think of gears. Any whom, I will be picking this up.

  2. Relic managed to combine one cliche storm of Orcs vs Humans with another cliche storm of Space Marines. I saw nothing original in this video, and it’s absolutely hilarious.

  3. [quote comment=”16347″]Relic managed to combine one cliche storm of Orcs vs Humans with another cliche storm of Space Marines. I saw nothing original in this video, and it’s absolutely hilarious.[/quote]

    The funny thing is, Warhammer/Warhammer 40K thought up all the stuff that is now considered to be “cliche”. This is what happens when you wait twenty-four years to get into video games.

  4. I know how old Warhammer is, but it’s still cliche. Just because you invented the cliche doesn’t mean you can let it stagnate in your future works.

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