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Space Marine 2 will let you slice up tyranids with a chainsword, manually

A sequel to the gory 2011 action game is in the works from Saber Interactive and Focus

Captain Titus returns in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2.

Ultramarine Captain Titus is set to make his return in Space Marine 2, a sequel to the gory 2011 action game Warhammer 40K: Space Marine. Developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Entertainment revealed Space Marine 2 in a trailer that debuted at the Game Awards.

While the original Space Marine pit Titus and his team against Orks and Chaos forces on a forge world, the enemies in Space Marine 2 will be the fearsome tyranids, which are invading a world that’s being defended by the Imperial Guard. In the trailer, a unit of guards is being overrun by the alien creatures – that is, until Captain Titus and his Space Marines/Ultramarines show up in a Thunderhawk.

There’s a lot of CG in this trailer, but we get some brief glimpses of gameplay at the end: Titus mows through huge swarms of tyranids with his chainsword, and leaps down with an assault pack to shock nearby enemies. In the original Space Marine, the only way to replenish Titus’ health was to engage in brutal melee combat, so we can probably expect something similar this time out.


Here’s the trailer:

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We don’t have a release date for Space Marine 2 yet.

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