Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (also known as WH40k: Space Marine) is an upcoming third-person action role-playing video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ. It is scheduled to be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


The plot outlined so far concerns an Ork invasion of an Imperial Forge World; a planet covered by factories responsible for producing weapons and armor for the Imperium of Mankind.


As of May 11, 2010, details are limited. The player will take control of a squad of 4 space marines. Videos shown at the E3 show an Assault Marine, a Tactical Marine, a Sergeant and a Devastator Marine. Upgrades are earned for each marine as the game progresses, allowing the player to customise the squad as the game goes on. It appears that although the player controls the squad, only one marine is 'piloted' per mission.

Relic has refrained from commenting on many aspects of the forthcoming title, but we do know that the player will play as a space marine in the Ultramarines chapter.