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Warhammer 40k: Space Marine – THQ confirms demo on way

If you’re one of the many gamers that have been wondering whether or not there would be a demo for Relic Entertainment’s much anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine game, then I’m pleased to say that we have just the news you’ve been waiting for. The game’s publisher – THQ – has recently confirmed that a demo is indeed on the way.

According to a recent article by Pete Haas over at, the upcoming demo is scheduled to be released to the general public on 23rd August (next week) for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, while PlayStation 3 owners will be able to access it a day later on August 24th. However, there is a couple of ways that gamers can try it out a little earlier.

If you pre-ordered the PC version of the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine game via Steam, you will be granted exclusive early access to the demo starting from Thursday, August 18th. What’s more is that Steam will be holding a sale on a Warhammer 40k bundle during this coming weekend. You can also gain access to the demo a day earlier by signing up for the Space Marin ‘Honour Guard’ community.

Members of the ‘Honour Guard’ community will also receive access to exclusive preview material such as developer blogs, concept art and behind-the-scenes video footage. The Warhammer 40k: Space Marine demo is in fact split into two separate parts. The first section sees the player having to fight off an Ork horde outside of a munitions factory.

Gamers will get the opportunity to test out six different ranged and melee weapons, including the chainsword and the bolter. Meanwhile, the second section of the demo enables players to use their Space Marine Jump Packs, where they will take to the skies and unleash hell on their enemies from above. The game itself will launch on September 6th in North America and September 9th in Europe.

Are you looking forward to trying out the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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