Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine breaching PC

Relic Entertainment's third-person action RPG coming to PC in addition to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

THQ is bringing Darksiders to the PC in September, eight months after its console debut. PC gamers won't need to wait that long for THQ's next PC port, as the publisher today announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will extend beyond consoles and suit up on the PC next year.

Space Marines bleed onto the PC next year.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is currently pegged to be released alongside its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 cousins in "early" 2011. While the PC and console versions all have the same release window, THQ did not specify a simultaneous release.

The Vancouver-based Relic Entertainment development is creating Space Marine, and the PC endeavor comes as no surprise. The studio is famous for creating PC real-time-strategy series, including Homeworld Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.

For more on Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, check out GameSpot's preview and E3 2010 developer interview (embedded below).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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AfroPirate
AfroPirate

I just hope it isn't a bad port :/

008Zulu
008Zulu

I bet this game's release will coincide with the Ultramarines movie being released next year.

GenGilman
GenGilman

This is why Relic is one of the best video game makers out there. They actually listen to their fans, and when they where unhappy about having it console only, they made it on the PC as well, and it seems like the graphics are actually alot better on the PC than the 360 or PS3.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

What a good new; THQ, you are really making me happy, for publishing Metro 2033, bringing Darksiders to PC and now WH: Space Marine. YOU, most of all, deserves my money. Keep that way. @FedCom "Somehow the word "port" rarely seems to turn into a feature complete title these days." You right. I've already said that somewhere here in the site, everytime someone says the word "port" I feel like the game will be "emulated" on PC, with the console disk into the drive. It's kind of... disrespectful.

danijelcius
danijelcius

yes man!..it would be such a shame if they didn't release it on pc...it looks really good :))

Hellbishop
Hellbishop

Praise be to THQ and RELIC masters of creativity for bringing us the pc user this marvelous gift of gaming joy!

NeoSquall86
NeoSquall86

We prayed to the Emperor to bring Space Marine to PC and HE did so! PRAISE THE EMPEROR!

feleas
feleas

@Gelugon_baat I was talking about the science of technology, not the denizens of the Immaterium.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@hitboy Fair point but you answer your own question. Space Marines are probably the most iconic faction of 40k. While I suspect this game probably will end up being a poor port, I'm still happy to hear it's coming to PC. At least I get to judge it firsthand, rather than wonder bout the game that might have been.

starduke
starduke

@hyperjayson "Knowledge is power, guard it well." -Blood Raven Librarian saying

Rickymog
Rickymog

@hitboy806 I'd love a stealth game focused on Eldars! :)

starduke
starduke

"Give me a hundred Space Marines. Or failing that give me a thousand other troops." - Rogal Dorn

hitboy806
hitboy806

game looks great but why are most 40k video games from space marines point of view (with exception to fire warrior)? I get it space marines are popular but why cant you get to see what the life of an ork or chaos space marine is like?

EchoEcho
EchoEcho

@lamprey263 -- That old footage with Chaos Marines was a different game being developed by a different studio that got canned. Relic's game is completely new, and unrelated to the other one except in name.

atopp399
atopp399

If it is a port of a console game I will probably pass. Usually they are fairly limited,

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

I would have appreciated it if you had never mention Fire Warrior! Brings back too many bad memories. ~wince~ Still, the Ultramarines area a great choice and one of my favorite Chapters (besides the Sons of Russ, Luna Wolves, and the Imperial Fists). If you are looking for more info on the Ultramarines other then the codex, check out the Ultramarines Omnibus and books related to Uriel Ventries. Great series of books!

KlepticGrooves
KlepticGrooves

Can't wait for this. Lets hope it's better than Fire Warrior.

FedCom
FedCom

Somehow the word "port" rarely seems to turn into a feature complete title these days. Have to keep an eye out but a PC version does sound nice at least.

jollybest1
jollybest1

must buy , i love the ideea............... warhammer+arpg=awesome

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

*memories of fire warrior resurface* hope this one is much better.

centuryslayer
centuryslayer

"A Space Marine’s armour is bright with heraldry that proclaims his devotion to his Chapter and the beloved Emperor of Mankind. Our principle is that what the enemy can see, he will soon learn to fear."

Arcius_Azrael
Arcius_Azrael

@Gelugon_baat lol, yeah, I meant Dark Templars. I keep getting that wrong, dunno why :P The movie looks promising tho.

hyperjayson
hyperjayson

@starduke we're back and better than EVER!! *try to guess who says that*

starduke
starduke

"We are the Ultramarines, the Sons of Guilliman. Whilst we draw breath, we stand. Whilst we stand, we fight. Whilst we fight, we prevail. Nothing shall stay our wrath."-Marneus Calgar

DarkPadwan
DarkPadwan

Wow, more Space Marines... ( facepalm)

Darnasian
Darnasian

@badtaker They wanted to make hype for the game on the console because it's obvious it will sell extraordinary on PC even if they announce it with a month before releasing it!!!

Arcius_Azrael
Arcius_Azrael

but why Ultramarines? :( me want dark templar!

uberjannie
uberjannie

Hells yes! We need more titles for the PC!

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Hell would have been raised if there was no PC version where all the people that have played 40K are.

badtaker
badtaker

Finally great news for Pc gamers but never understood the logic of announcing the game for PS3 and 360 last year when all the Warhammer and relic fans are on PC.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Here's hoping they do a good job on the PC version. We have had enough royally bad PC ports to last a life time. While this game looks great, if they pull a port like Force Unleashed I'm going to avoid the game completely. Which sucks, as I have always enjoyed THQ's games.

lehoang15tuoi
lehoang15tuoi

Speak softly love and swear at the Orks I will \m/

xerxes5678
xerxes5678

Go Relic! DOW and DOW2 (and all their expansions) were awesome, hope they do well with a 3rd person game.

wis3boi
wis3boi

very nice news, can't wait :D

RadecSupreme
RadecSupreme

Great news, Relic have always been PC RTS developers known for Company of heroes, Dawn of war, and homeworld seires. Its new for them to work on an 3rd person RPG but I have faith in them. I knew they cant abandon PC which is their main platform.

Sindri0x
Sindri0x

I hope Relic knows what they are doing; I don't recall them ever doing an action-RPG before.....who knows, it looks really fun (and plus, it's RELIC!). Also, its good that they are releasing it on PC; a lot of people were crying like babies when they said "for PS3 and 360 only" last year. I'll still more than likely get it on PS3 though.....

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

I would love to see this universe in a full blown FPS. Titans, gigantic battles, space ships, etc.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Hope they'll bring in the Chaos faction for more brutal action. 8)

feleas
feleas

@ grove12345 Yeah, I find it funny how they made science so complex that they consider it to be "holy", but the Emperor was all like, "Pfft, there are no Gods, only science! Stop being superstitous!", pity for him that a thousand years of being in that casket, people totally ignore what he said, lol.

grove12345
grove12345

i got both PC and console but rather play 3rd party action on console. Like most new fans, they joined the 40k series thanks to Dawn of War. I too never knew why people always loved 40k. Played the game and i love how the world is. Priest bless guns from 500 years ago. WTF? AWESOME! Read the lore on wiki, and i was even further blown away.

feleas
feleas

@ Palaxius01 If you're not a tabletop fan for at least five years.... you're not allowed to play this game, lmao..... Just kidding lol, but you better stay faithful to Games Workshop. *Shakes fist*

feleas
feleas

@ Chocobo777 Hope is for the weak. No one is innocent. You have proved your guilt in the face of The Emperor with your display of weakness. *Purges the heretic.... then finishes the heretic's job and purges the rest of the xenos.*

AwingL
AwingL

Walk softly, and carry a big gun

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

i dont care how long i have to wait, i just really really want this game to be good when it is eventually released

chocobo777
chocobo777

i hope this will be good "Purge the zenos."

Palaxius01
Palaxius01

I wasn't really drawn to the Warhammer Universe until I tried War hammer 40k and Chaos rising. I might be buying this for the PC along with the Witcher 2. "My faith is my shield, my fury is my sword!" Man I love that quote.