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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Is A More Cold And Brutal Game For Modern Audiences

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Is A More Cold And Brutal Game For Modern Audiences https://ift.tt/L5BwueV

It has been more than a decade since Captain Titus faced hordes of bloodthirsty Orks in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, but at long last, the Ultramarine commander is ready to return to the battlefield and face down the enemies that threaten the Imperium. A lot has changed in the 12 years since the first Space Marine game, not only in terms of trends and hardware but also in the power structure of the gaming industry.

The first Space Marine game was published by the now-defunct THQ--which kind of lives on as THQ Nordic under Embracer Group--and this time Saber Interactive is taking over from Relic Entertainment to continue the story of Titus. With the original game being a beloved classic of the action genre, Saber Interactive had some big power-boots to fill, but as Space Marine 2 creative director Oliver Hollis-Leick explained to GameSpot in an interview, the studio wanted to put its own stamp on this sequel while preserving what made the original game so special.

"To be gifted with the opportunity to tell a new story in that world is an incredible privilege, but it comes with an enormous amount of responsibility," Hollis-Leick explained. "Everybody on the team is a massive Warhammer 40,000 fan. And that is not something I just say for PR, that is before we even did this game. There's a library at the office, they have tabletop games, and they have loads of books. We know the responsibility and we're taking it very, very seriously. And then what comes in between that because you can't just try and service people out of fear. There has to be an element of passion in there as well."

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