Trailers, delay, gameplay and more

Key Takeaways

  • Warhammer Space Marine 2 has been delayed until late 2024, which is a setback after an announced release window in 2023.
  • The game will be available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC, but not on Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One.
  • The game will feature campaign co-op for up to three players, allowing for a more enjoyable and immersive gameplay experience against the Tyranid enemies.

Warhammer’s popularity shows no signs of turning around, and its gaming adaptations are in a really healthy spot, with plenty to pick from across a range of genres.

One of the most anticipated titles in the grimdark future world is Space Marine 2, a sequel that we didn’t really think was ever going to happen a few years ago – here’s everything you should know about it.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date rumours

Although it never had an exact date attached, Space Marine 2 got a pretty hefty delay in November 2023, when it was confirmed by publisher Focus Entertainment that the game wouldn’t come out until late 2024.

We had been expecting it to release by the end of 2023, so this is a pretty big setback after that previous window had been announced at Summer Game Fest in 2023.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 platforms

We know that Space Marine 2 is a new-gen experience, unsurprisingly – it’s planned to come out on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC.

It won’t make it to the Switch, sadly, with that console’s graphical capabilities simply not matching up to the power required for a game of this sort. The same is almost certainly true of the PS4 and Xbox One, at this stage.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 trailers

Space Marine 2 has had a few trailers so far – the most recent of which was from Summer Game Fest and featured the bombshell announcement of up to three-player campaign co-op, which sounds amazing.

Before that, we go a a really short gameplay showcase from a Warhammer event in May 2023.

Going back even further, the last trailer came at The Game Awards in December 2022, featuring a few snippets of actual gameplay.

That trailer came almost exactly a year since the game was first unveiled, also at The Game Awards in 2021 with a CGI trailer that’s much more about showing the game’s hoped-for atmosphere.

Both are fun watches, though, and give reason to hope this could be an excellent addition to the gaming world of Warhammer.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 gameplay

The gameplay footage glimpsed in the second trailer for Space Marine 2 confirms what we already were able to suspect based on the first game.

Namely, Space Marine 2 will be a third-person action game, in which you’re able to use both ranged and melee weaponry from the Space Marine armoury to take on the threat posed by a horde of Tyranid foes.

Space Marine 2 battle

Focus Entertainment

These spidery aliens are pretty horrific, so it’s good that you’ll have some superpowered suits and weapons with which to overcome their numbers.

We know that Tyranids are the main enemies shown off so far, but don’t rule out an appearance by some other factions – it’d be great to have more variety in the form of other enemies to take on.

What we do know is that Space Marine 2 will feature seamless campaign co-op for up to three players, which is a really welcome addition. Co-op almost always makes a game more fun, and mowing down Tyranids together can only be satisfying.

Space Marine 2 Tyrannid

Focus Entertainment

It’s clear from the demonstrations we’ve seen so far that this will also help with the volume of enemies you’ll be taking on, and we’d assume that players will take the place of other Space Marine units that join you on missions, much like it’s been handled in Gears of War games gone by.

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