Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 is playable on the Gamescom 2023 showfloor. If you’re not in Cologne, though, IGN has actually shared the main 14-minute-long gameplay video in remarkable 4K resolution.
The long-awaited follow up to Relic’s well-known 2011 third-person shooter is still arranged to release in 2023, despite the fact that developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive have not shared a specific date yet. It’s fair to guess it’ll need to be in the latter half of November or perhaps even early December, however, given that we’re nearly in September already.
Announced at The Game Awards 2021, Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 will take place centuries after the events narrated in the first video game. The lead character is still Titus, although he’s given that been benched from the rank of Captain but upgraded to Primaris Space Marine by means of Rubicon Primaris, a substantial operation that enables Firstborn Space Marines to be reborn as Primaris Space Marines. Here’s how the gruesome procedure works, according to the Warhammer 40K Lexicanum:
It is performed by lots of cosmetic surgeons and medical Servitors who will cut open the Space Marine from his crown to his heels. His ribcage will then broke apart and– at the climax of the operation– the Space Marine’s recovery physiology reduced to the point that his life will slip away. All this is done so that the 3 extra organs a Primaris includes can be safely implanted within the Space Marine’s body. This includes the Magnificat, the Belisarian Furnace, and the Sinew Coils, cable-like lengths of durasteel that encase every tendon and sinew in a metal sheath that provides remarkable durability and strength. When the organs are effectively implanted, the now deceased Space Marine’s body is left lease and available to the air as his wounds are sewn closed. When the cosmetic surgeons are done they energize the Space Marine’s heart in order to trigger it to beat once more. If the Space Marine is then able to claw his way back from death, his Belisarian Furnace will activate and awaken him as a freshly produced Primaris Marine.
Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 supports three-player co-op for its project. Titus and his pals will fearlessly deal with ruthless hordes of Tyranids, a composite types of insectoid aliens.