Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo launches with Mark Strong interview clip

THQ's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has a demo ready for downloading, and the company's chosen to mark the occasion with something a bit different from the usual bombast: a chat with vocal lead Mark Strong. You probably know Strong as the “That Guy” actor called in whenever a movie needs a gravel-voiced Englishman to be dastardly (Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Green Lantern) – but as this clip explains, the actor was eager to step into a role that allowed him to play the hero for a change. Apparently it's just his face that's the epitome of ruthless British underhandedness? Take a look and see if Strong really looks all that evil to you.

Also new is this spot, which goes to pains to explain that Space Marine's not just for the greasy nerdlingers who first popularized Warhammmer 40K. They're welcome, but they'll join the eager ranks of fry-cooks, incarcerated hellraisers, and the single most underrated actor of all time (not Tricia Helfer):

The Space Marine demo's available now on XBLA and PC, with the PS3 version to follow tomorrow. The demo includes a taste of the game's pitched combat sequences, and also features a glimpse of Captain Titus, the Strong-voiced lead, in a preview of the “Jump Pack” sequences of the title. The full game is on track to release on Sept 6.

Aug 23, 2011


  • Ipriest54753 - August 24, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    This looks great and i'm sorry goulter but i don't quite see how a gaming website gets off calling anyone nerdlingers, us nerds shouldn't fight amongst ourselves we should be united... spread the nerd love!
  • HamsterGutz - August 23, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    I've played the jump pack level like 4 times now, I NEED THIS GAME!
  • bar1scorpio - August 23, 2011 10:19 p.m.

    So, if your voice actor is bald, does that qualify you as one of gaming's BALDEST SPESS MAHREENS?
  • ryno - August 23, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    techinecly he isnt the hero because according to warhammer 40k lore the imperium is a bunch of tyrannical space nazis w2ho try to wipe out all other races.
  • TempariusMaximus - August 24, 2011 6:42 a.m.

    Xenos sympaphiser
  • Reaver_Beaver - August 24, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    "Come all you Xeno scum and fallen heretics! Come face the one true might of the universe and wither under the Golden Throne's gaze!"
  • Psychaberration - August 23, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    Game really does the best sound and animation to make everything feel weighty and powerful as all hell. It has a lot going for it for the people who won't pass it up on the unfortunately generic title.
  • Aerophobia - August 23, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    I love 40k, and I can't wait for this, but ever since you guys mentioned "SPESS MAHREEN", I can't look at them the same way. What was once brutal and badass is now a SPESS MAHREEN.
  • brawl1234 - August 23, 2011 6:20 p.m.

  • GR_HenryGilbert - August 23, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    Can has comment?

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