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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Drops A Developer Diary Video

See what goes into bringing a Space Marine to life

Saber Interactive and Focus Entertainment have dropped a banger of a Developer Diary today for the hotly anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 – giving a properly hilarious look into the magic behind bringing a 8ft tall walking tank to life.

As entertaining as Space Marine 2 looks, there is something deeply tickling about seeing men in leotards pretend to be Space Marines:

Beyond the cinematic excellence of motion capture in …well, motion, there is also a generous dive into how important it was to get the whole thing right. Creative Director Oliver Hollis-Leick talks about how established the tabletop experience is, and how representing the visuals of that world boils down to a very hard mission for the art team. But they have definitely worked hard to meet the brief, because Space Marine 2 looks the business.

There is also talk of the gameplay experience needing to match the power fantasy of a superhuman killing machine standing against the ravening hordes of the Tyranids, but also the ruinous powers of Chaos.

They also have some amazing shots of the headquarters of Warhammer – a place called Warhammer World, in the United Kingdom – showing key members of the team actually looking at the epic displays that dwell there.

The big appeal of the video is that it seems to be drawing from a place of personal excitement from the team – there is no celebrity endorsement, or pop music soundtrack, just a big showcase of “How cool does this look? We really want it to be cool!” from all the people involved. I may just be overdosing on the sheer hype of the project, but it all feels so very sincere from the crew at Saber.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 launches on September 10, and with videos like this it looks to be shaping up to be something really special indeed.

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Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games

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