We didn’t see any new Space Marine 2 gameplay during today’s Warhammer Skulls presentation. We’ve managed to get a new trailer, however, featuring some behind-the-scenes footage of development at Saber Interactive and a handful of developers talking about their goals and aspirations for the sequel that’s been in the works for a decade.
The cinematics that appear in the window are extracted from the ad trailer (opens in new tab) revealed at last year’s Game Awards, so unfortunately there’s nothing new to see there. Fans will no doubt be at least a little relieved that Saber Interactive, which took over the series from original developer Relic, seems fully committed to upholding the Space Marine mythos.
“These guys are eight feet tall, they probably weigh about 500 pounds before you even put the armor on them,” actor Clive Standen, who is replacing Mark Strong in the role of Captain Titus (who is apparently now a lieutenant), said in the video. “And their armor is gigantic.”
“Most humans in this world will never see a space marine,” said creative director Oliver Hollis-Leick. “They’re the stuff of legends. They’re known as the angels of death. Their angels. When someone appears on the battlefield, it’s like seeing an angel of God.”
You might think it’s a little over the top, but that’s basically Warhammer 40,000 in a nutshell. Restrained (or even rational) it is not. I mean, just look at these guys.
Unfortunately, the trailer didn’t include any hints about a release date: that’s still TBA.