Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is challenging the long-running joke in video games that our hobby has become dominated by personality-less, indistinguishable space marines. It's running headlong into that notion with the dark and violent Warhammer universe, and a single soldier leading the charge. But this franchise was born out of competitive play with other human beings. So what is developer Relic doing to embody that in a virtual game? We checked out Space Marine's multiplayer to find out:
"Space Marine’s multiplayer can be divided into two distinct categories: gameplay and customization. Given Warhammer’s pedigree of giving players endless choice when it comes to personalizing and managing the countless units that comprise the various armies available to players, it’s no wonder that Space Marine features a deep character customization system that lets players tweak, color, and outfit their soldiers--Space Marines and the evil Chaos Space Marines--in 1.8 billion potential ways."
But don't worry, customization isn't the only Warhammer tribute Space Marine employs. Combat is brutal and tactical, encouraging classes to work together to destroy the enemy. If you want to know more about that though, you'll just have to check out the full Warhammer 40k: Space Marine multiplayer preview!