Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Gameplay Trailer Features A Hopeless Number Of Tyranids
Your chainsword is going to be working overtime.
Of all the many, many Warhammer games currently in the works, there are perhaps none more anticipated than Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. The long-awaited and surprise sequel to 2011's Space Marine, the new game looks to deliver all the daemon-killing action you'd expect, complete with gorgeous modern visuals and the return of Titus. And like you'd expect, the game made a splash during the Warhammer Skulls 2023 showcase with a new gameplay trailer. Space Marine 2 looks to be in very capable hands if the small snippet we saw is anything to go by.
"They're plotting something," Titus says as he climbs a staircase and see thousands of creatures flying in the area--circling near his location. Despite their insectoid appearance, these enemies--the feared Tyranids--are one of the most dangerous threats a space marine can face.
The footage shifts to combat against a swarm of Tyranids, beginning with Titus firing a hail of bullets in their direction before it becomes clear only a chainsword will be effective against the largest units. Titus lunges forward, striking it until it staggers and delivering a quick blast from his weapon, and then quickly eviscerates another that tries to use the opportunity for its own attack. Evisceration is a theme here, with another Tyranid cut completely in half by Titus' chainsword.
As the trailer concludes, Titus has caught up to his fellow space marines and they prepare a stand against a massive Tyranid horse. The numbers don't look to be in their favor, but we've learned from the first game not to count Titus out just yet.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 is scheduled to launch later this year for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC. An official board game adaptation (complete with paintable mini-figures) is also on the way.
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