THQ have released new screenshots for their upcoming game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
. Instead of the real-time strategy game that was associated with the PC game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
, Space Marine will be a third-person action/shooter.
THQ's official website
gives you more details:
Warhammer® 40,000™: Space Marine™ takes gamers into a savage universe where humanity fights for survival against horrific alien and demonic forces.
The player becomes the ultimate defender of humanity – a mighty Space Marine – sent to stop the brutal Ork invasion of a vital Forge World. As the barbaric Orks rip the planet apart, it’s up to you and your battle-hardened squad of Space Marines to cut a bloody path through the Ork horde and discover what they’re so eager to find.
Space Marines are genetically modified human soldiers who have been enhanced into superhumans. Gamers will play as the Ultramarines, who are the strongest unit of space marines; they stand seven-feet tall and wear huge power armour suits. This game isn't a cover shooter like Gears of War
, these guys don't need
to take cover often.
Melee combat also plays an important part in the game. The chainsword is one of your main weapons, and is a lightweight "sword with powered teeth that run along the blade like that of a chainsaw". Combos with this weapon are likely to get particularly messy!
There will be a progression system in the game that allows your weapons to become more powerful the more that you use them. Plasma guns fire "a highly energized ball of hydrogen based plasma" which "detonates with the power of a small sun". These can be levelled up to fire a charged blast, killing everything within a nearby radius.
The release date for this game is yet to be confirmed.