The Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 release date has been revealed!


Space Marine 2 is set to land on current-gen consoles and PCs in autumn 2024.

Developed by Saber Interactive and serving as a sequel to the 2011 game, Captain Titus returns after undergoing a transformation from a Firstborn Marine into a Primaris Space Marine that makes him stronger, faster and taller.

Set to take on the forces of Hive Fleet Leviathon within the 42nd Millenium of the Warhammer Games Workshop, the pressure is on to stop enemy forces from invading Avarax and Kadaku.

Space Marine 2 is made up of a combination of melee and ranged combat from a third-person perspective, with Clive Standen taking over for voice work from Mark Strong as Tidus.

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Fans have been waiting 13 years to find out what's happened to the character, so expectations are high. Based on what we've seen so far, though, those expectations look like they could be met.

Here's everything there is to know about the Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date, where to pre-order and the latest news about its gameplay and story. Skip to the end of the page to watch a few trailers!

When is the Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date?

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 monster with a large head and sharp teeth
Space Marine 2. Focus Entertainment

The Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date is 9th September 2024, as confirmed by the development team.

Fingers crossed the game doesn't get delayed again between now and September 2024. We can't wait to chainsaw up those Tyranid hordes.

Can I pre-order Warhammer Space Marine 2?

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 marine looking at a crumbling building
Space Marine 2. Focus Entertaiment

Warhammer Space Marine 2 is now available to pre-order across multiple stores, including GAME.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 PC pre-orders have not yet begun, though, but you can wishlist the game on Steam so you don't miss out on launch.

You can also pre-order the £229.99 Collector's Edition on the Focus Entertainment Store. This comes with a copy of the game, a steelbook, a 64-page hardcover book, Macragge's Chosen DLC and a gruesome statue of Lieutenant Titus fighting a Tyranid.

This is available across all platforms, so PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. These are exclusive to Focus Entertainment's store and will likely sell out ahead of release. Get in there quick if you must have it.

What is Warhammer Space Marine 2?

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 key art, showing a marine walkking into an abandoned city
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. Focus Entertainment

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 made by Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive.

"The galaxy is in peril. Entire worlds are falling. The Imperium needs you," the game's official description reads.

"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."

Which consoles and platforms can play Warhammer Space Marine 2?

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 marine, watching over a battle in a city
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. Focus Entertainment

Warhammer Space Marine 2 will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, making it entirely exclusive to next-gen hardware.

This means that anyone hoping to pick up the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch will have to look elsewhere.

There's a chance it might be ported back to last-gen consoles at some point in future - however, that is becoming less common as time goes on.

Warhammer Space Marine 2 gameplay

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 gameplay, showing a marine shooting a large gun
Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 gameplay. Focus Entertainment

Warhammer Space Marine 2 is an action-focused third-person shooter with hack-and-slash elements just like the 2011 original. This time around, though, its frenetic action and explosive gore are powered on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and modern PC hardware, so the graphics have naturally seen a boost.

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

An extended look at gameplay was uploaded in August 2023, giving us our best idea of what it will entail. Check out the footage below:

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

"Hold at bay the horrors of the galaxy in epic battles on far-flung planets," the game's story description reads. "Uncover dark secrets and drive back the everlasting night to prove your ultimate loyalty to humanity."

Warhammer Space Marine 2 trailers

Announced as part of The Game Awards 2021, the first trailer for Warhammer Space Marine 2 reveals the return of Captain Titus along with plenty of weaponry, action and the sorts of enemies that will be faced along the way. The CGI trailer can be seen below:

One year later, publisher Focus Entertainment once again partnered with The Game Awards to premiere the first look at Warhammer Space Marine 2 gameplay. Alongside all the combat shown off, we also get a voice-over from new Tidus voice actor Clive Standen: "We are the blade drawn against the endless night. Nothing will survive our wrath".

See it below:

Fast forward to June 2023 and a better look at the co-op campaign was unveiled as part of Summer Game Fest 2023. Clearly, Focus Entertainment and Geoff Keighley have an affinity for one another. The trailer can be watched here.

The latest look at Warhammer Space Marine 2 gameplay was provided in August 2023, when Focus premiered new gameplay alongside footage for Banishers: Ghost of New Eden. This was all part of an extended showcase. Beginning at 15:35, the video can be streamed here.

Most recently, the Warhammer Space Marine 2 release date trailer was launched in December 2023:

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