E3 2011 Xtra: ‘Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine’ Trailer and Dev Diaries

“It’s a bloodfest.” “Unleash visible violent death.” These are the worlds of the developers, not PR, as they describe their own game with Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. This E3, THQ gave us more details and a new trailer to Space Marine. In addition to what we saw last year at the game’s reveal, Space Marine is further delved into this year with these three new videos.

Most notable is the addition of the Chaos and the Imperial Guard to Space Marine. Originally thought to be only Ultramarines vs. Orcs, these new trailers give glimpses of Chaos Space Marines , Chaos daemons and some of the Imperial Guard marines as well.

The trailers also take a closer look at the actual combat of the game. Instead of just being a third person cover based shooter like Gears of War where players will plant themselves in a location and hunker down and systematically pick off enemies, Space Marine encourages players to run headfirst into combat and actually rewards them more for doing so. The developers say that the quickest way to regenerate health is by staying in the thick of battle.

Make sure to check out all three videos after the jump. Warhamer 40,000: Space Marines hits stores in August 2011 for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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