A Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 release date is incoming. The hotly-anticipated sequel to Focus Entertainment's 2011 third-person shooter is set to launch by the end of the year.


The original is something of a fan-favourite in the long and storied Warhammer video game history, and many are eagerly anticipating this direct sequel. 12 years later, the hack 'n' slash shooter classic is back.

Here's everything there is to know about the Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date, gameplay, where to pre-order, and gameplay and story details. Skip to the end to watch a trailer or two.

What is Warhammer Space Marine 2?

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Fans smiled at the news of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. Focus

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 is an upcoming video game that will serve as a sequel to 2011's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

While the original game was made by Relic Entertainment and overseen by THQ, the new one will be overseen by Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive instead.

The official description for Space Marine 2 teases the game like so: "The galaxy is in peril. Entire worlds are falling. The Imperium needs you. Embody the superhuman skill and brutality of a Space Marine, the greatest of the Emperor’s warriors, with Clive Standen (Vikings, Taken) as the iconic Captain Titus."

When is the Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date?

The Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date is yet to be finalised but we do know it's set to launch during winter 2023, its development team has confirmed.

We will, of course, update this page with the official release date once it has been confirmed.

Which consoles and platforms can play Warhammer Space Marine 2?

Warhammer Space Marine 2 will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC, the developers have confirmed, which will be music to the ears of gamers on those platforms.

There's no sign of a PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch version at this stage, making this seem like a properly next-gen proposition.

Can I pre-order Warhammer Space Marine 2?

Pre-orders for Warhammer Space Marine 2 are now open! You can head to GAME to pick up the PS5 or Xbox Series X version of the game for £64.99.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 PC pre-orders have not yet begun, but you can wishlist the game on Steam, if you so wish.

You can also pre-order the €249.99 Collector's Edition on the Focus Entertainment Store. This comes with a copy of the game, a Steelbook, 64-page hardcover book, Macragge's Chosen DLC, and a gruesome statue of Lieutenant Titus fighting a Tyranid.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 gameplay

Warhammer Space Marine 2 is an action-focused third-person shooter with hack 'n' slash elements just as the 2011 original. This time around, though, its frenetic action and explosive gore is powered on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and modern PC hardware. It looks outstanding.

The development team shared the first look at its gameplay in early 2023 and you can check out the trailer below:

It looks every bit as brutal, bombastic, and over-the-top as we could have hoped. Better yet, it's been confirmed since that the campaign will be playable in co-op for up to three players.

Little is known about the game's story, but thanks to the game's official announcement, we know this will be a title where players will unleash "deadly abilities and an arsenal of devastating weaponry to obliterate the relentless Tyranid hordes".

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The official description urges players into action like so: "Hold at bay the horrors of the galaxy in epic battles on far-flung planets. Uncover dark secrets and drive back the everlasting night to prove your ultimate loyalty to humanity."

Warhammer Space Marine 2 trailer

Along with the gameplay trailer above, you can check out the co-op campaign reveal trailer below to see more of the game's plot and gory gameplay in action:

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