Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine action-RPG announced for Xbox 360 and PS3

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine artwork
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is an upcoming third-person action RPG set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and in development for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

IGN got a first look at the title which they say is fast, bloody and brutal, just the way the fans like it. While we originally thought this was a PC title like previous Warhammer 40,000 games, this is sadly not the case, this game goes console-exclusive.

In the game you play as a single Space Marine and will fight “large-scale conflicts against mobs of enemies” as you make your way through the story. You’ll have access to a variety of weapons to use in your hack and slash conflict including power swords, chain swords, hammers, bolters, heavy bolters, and additional “deadly tools” which include a plethora of both up-close melee and ranged weapons.

You’ll also have access to various items that can be useful in both taking out enemies and keeping you alive. One Space Marine even has the ability to use a jump pack that allows him to shoot into the air and slam back down to the ground with extreme force. More devastating items will include even more deadly and powerful attacks such as an orbital strike from an orbiting Marine ship.

Here is the first trailer for the game.