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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Revealed at The Game Awards

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 revives a long dormant series.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 revives a long dormant series. / Photo courtesy of Saber Interactive/Focus Home Interactive

Focus Home Interactive revealed Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 at The Game Award on Thursday night.

Although Warhammer 40,000 is one of the longest running fantasy series in gaming, with new takes on the property constantly seeing release, Space Marine 2 comes as something of a surprise. The first Space Marine game, released in 2011 and developed by Relic Entertainment, is something of a classic brawler. Two sequels had been planned, but were cancelled when THQ closed, leaving the series to languish.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Revealed at The Game Awards

The long-awaited sequel will be released for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC. No release date has yet been announced.

"Embody the superhuman skill and brutality of a Space Marine, the greatest of the Emperor's warriors, with ["Vikings" actor] Clive Standen as the iconic Captain Titus," reads an official description of the game. "Unleash deadly abilities and an arsenal of devastating weaponry to obliterate the relentless Tyranid hordes."

Focus Home will publish the game, and Saber Interactive will develop.

"Space Marine was one of the most influential third-person shooters of all time," said Saber CEO Matthew Karch in a press release. "Its impact has been seen across almost every shooter that has been released in the past 10 years. We at Saber look at this as an opportunity to create a AAA game built off of over two decades of experience working on franchises such as Halo, Quake and World War Z. Space Marine 2 is the most impressive product we have ever done and we are confident that it will become an instant classic."