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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Announced for PC

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Relic is also working on a PC version of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

Monday, THQ said that a PC version of its upcoming 3rd-person Action RPG/Shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will launch alongside the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions in "early 2011."

According to Canadian-based developer Relic Entertainment, the loyal PC audience is "incredibly important" to the company. They should be: Relic was strictly a PC developer until 2006 when it launched its first console title, The Outfit for the Xbox 360.

"We are delighted to be able to announce the PC version of the game," Relic's General Manager Jonathan Dowdeswell said.

The premise of Space Marine sounds rather typical of most action-oriented shooters as of late: players are thrust into the boots of "one of humanity’s elite soldiers, genetically engineered and equipped with state of the art weapons and armor." Players find themselves in the middle of a battle to defend an Imperial Forge World from an invasion by the Orks.

"Through extensive genetic modification, psycho-chemical conditioning and years of rigorous training that would kill a normal man, a Space Marine becomes superhuman," reads the game's description. "When one of the industrial ‘Forge World’ planets where humanity creates its greatest weapons comes under attack and the thousands of imperial soldiers stationed there are overwhelmed, the only thing standing between this planet and its total destruction is your Space Marine."

Currently the game's website only plays host to a small description and a trailer. Stay tuned for more in the coming months.

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    sirmorluk , July 26, 2010 9:13 PM
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    unholygregor , July 26, 2010 9:26 PM
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    megahustler , July 26, 2010 9:45 PM
    Serve the Emperor!
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    Dirtman73 , July 26, 2010 9:46 PM
    Even if they decide to price the game at $60, it's still hella cheaper than playing the tabletop version!
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    Sykar , July 26, 2010 9:48 PM
    I'd much rather like to play as Chaos thoough... Blood for the Blood God!!!
    I was disappointed when in DoW II: Chaos Rising, you didn't play as Chaos but against them :/ .
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    moomooman , July 26, 2010 9:53 PM
    Would it kill anyone in Game workshop to ok a first rate FPS in the WH40K universe?
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    noodlegts , July 26, 2010 9:59 PM

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    adikos , July 26, 2010 10:01 PM
    Wonder if this will be opened ended, linear, or both. plenty of FPS have gotten into the linear with twists, like borderlands and the newer wolfenstein. you have side quests/storylines but its driven by the main story.

    eitherway its good to see they are bringing more to the PC table.
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    gm0n3y , July 26, 2010 10:14 PM
    Didn't realize that Relic was company behind this. Their head development studio is right by my work.
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    unholygregor , July 26, 2010 10:36 PM

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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 12:05 AM
    Now my anger at Epic for not releasing Gears of War 2 for PC has vanished....THE EMPEROR PROTECTS! Thanks Relic!
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    cybr , July 27, 2010 3:21 AM
    Can it play (like) crysis? ;) 
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    gr33nf00t , July 27, 2010 3:26 AM
    This will be good, but I'm still waiting for Relic to make another Homeworld... *sigh*...
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    crus_russ , July 27, 2010 3:35 AM
    I wonder which hardware (XBOX, PS3 or PC) this will be primed for. Probably Xbox as they have made a game for it before, and PS3 and PC can handle anything Xbox can but not the other way around.
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    dEAne , July 27, 2010 3:38 AM
    Yes ok thanks.
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    beayn , July 27, 2010 4:07 AM
    gr33nf00tThis will be good, but I'm still waiting for Relic to make another Homeworld... *sigh*...

    Loved those games! They definitely need to make a new one.
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    jaysbob , July 27, 2010 4:39 AM
    As cool as this sounds, there's so much more to the 40k universe than Space Marines and Orcs; it seems like every relic game has focused on these two factions (with the occasional chaos diversion). It'd be cool to see a Tau or an Eldar centric game. although I suppose those have limited appeal outside of those already familiar with GW and 40k.

    The Emperor protects!
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    Sarcastic , July 27, 2010 5:02 AM
    There is a Tau centric one, it is called Firewalker and it is a FPS. I rather enjoyed it and it was my second W40K PC game that I played, first being Space Hulk.
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    False_Dmitry_II , July 27, 2010 5:18 AM
    SarcasticThere is a Tau centric one, it is called Firewalker and it is a FPS. I rather enjoyed it and it was my second W40K PC game that I played, first being Space Hulk.

    I think the key word here is "one". There need to be more. Also, ones like Chaos Rising need to have multiple playable factions like winter assault did.
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    back_by_demand , July 27, 2010 9:22 AM
    A decent FPS based in the 40K universe.
    Boltguns, power armour, genetically engineered superwarriors.
    What's not to like?

    Let's hope there will be levels wher you can upgrade to Terminator armour and use my favourite weapon, the Assault Cannon. OH YEAH!
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