Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2: Everything we know – platforms, trailers, gameplay

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Get ready to gear up once more, because Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 is prepping to blast you back into the grim and gritty reality of the far future. Here’s everything we know about this much-anticipated sequel including gameplay trailers, plot, and its available platforms.

Over a decade ago, in 2011, Warhammer 40K Space Marine had us busting heads in a thrilling third-person melee, duking it out with relentless Ork hordes. Fast forward to now, and fans could not be more excited to see it happen all over again in Space Marine 2.

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Expectations are sky-high, and the wait has been brutal, with many itching for the game’s release. So, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of everything you need to know about this epic sequel.

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Space Marine 2 promises plenty of xeno-slaying action.

 

Does Space Marine 2 have a release date?

No. There’s no confirmed release date for Space Marine 2 as of yet.

What platforms will Space Marine 2 be released on?

Space Marine 2 will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It will be included with Xbox Game Pass as well.

Space Marine 2 trailers

The first trailer for Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 premiered at the Game Awards in 2021 and showed the classic Ultramarines, Imperial Guardsmen, and nasty Tyranids many fans adore. It also has all the brutal battles and magnificent mechanical designs everyone knows and loves. You can watch it below.

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On May 25, 2023, Warhammer fans were greeted with a brand new trailer, featuring elements of gameplay as well as some beautiful cinematic shots filled with the brutal battles you can expect upon the game’s release.

What’s the story of Space Marine 2?

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We can make an educated guess Space Marine 2 will involve plenty of alien slaying.

Following Captain Titus’ arrest by the Black Templars at the end of the first game, the trailer leaves us with more questions than it answers regarding what our second favorite Ultramarine has been doing with his time.

Judging from the trailer, a Tyranid infestation has broken out planetside, with the local Imperial Guard being unceremoniously wiped out. Seeing Titus going toe-to-toe with a Bonesword-armed Tyranid Warrior feels as close as we’ll get to being able to replicate the Battle of Macragge on any gaming platform that isn’t tabletop.

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During an episode of the PC Gaming Show, the game developers Tim Willits and Oliver Hollis explained that our titular Space Marine has been enhanced further than the average foot soldier in the sequel after ancient secrets were unearthed by The Emperor’s top scientist. It will be interesting to see what changes this brings to the gameplay.

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We’ll be facing off against literally thousands of Tyranids in Space Marine 2.

Gameplay & Co-Op Multiplayer

Speaking of gameplay, Space Marine 2 could very well have multiplayer since the first game did as well. On the other hand, co-op was not a feature included in the first game, so that might not happen.

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The first game’s multiplayer sort of felt like Gears of War, so if you’re a fan of that series, the Warhammer title could definitely be worth checking out. Willits and Hollis were inspired by a trip to the Warhammer Museum when developing the game.

Both saw huge dioramas of Space Marines fighting Tyranids and wanted to “not just look at that, but be in that,” meaning we’ll be fighting armies of thousands of Tyranids in Space Marine 2 – but with the tools to take them down.

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That’s all we know about Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 for now. For more of the biggest upcoming releases, check out these guides down below:

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