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.
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
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.
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