By Alexander Bevier in Gaming News
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm
There are plenty of incentives to coerce players into advance purchasing THQ's upcoming Warhammer 40K: Space Marine. The most impressive is OnLive's bonuses, where players get the entire microconsole and a free copy of Darksiders to play until the game comes out in August. This is a similar to other deals THQ has done with other games on OnLive. For example, Homefront pre-orderers got free copies of Metro 2033.
If OnLive doesn't pique your interest, we still have Steam and home console incentives. We also have reason to believe another 40K game is in the works after the jumps.People who pre-purchase the game on Steam also get a free copy of Darksiders, but they also get to play as the popular Dawn of War Space Marine chapter, the Blood Ravens Space Marines (instead of the blue and gold-clad Ultramarines).
In a similar (but Darksiders-less) vein, GameStop pre-orderers will get to play as Black Templars, and any other pre-order earns players the Space Wolf armor. If you have no idea what any of those are, then you probably don't care about Space Marines or what they call themselves.
There's also a limited run of collector's edition copies of Space Marine that comes complete with an art book, purity seals, character cards, and the soundtrack compiled in a nifty tome-looking game box.
Anyway, now that the pre-order stuff is out of the way, lets talk about that alleged new game:
The Australian Classification Board has recently rated Warhammer 40K: Kill Team. The game is allegedly developed by THQ Digital Studios UK--the creators of Red Faction: Battlegrounds. Also, the game is rated M.
We're not sure what it's about, but we like hearing about new games. New games are nice. So are you.