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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine trilogy’s unfinished story has been told

Monday, 21st October 2013 14:49 GMT By Dave Owen

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine fell foul of scheduling conflicts and THQ’s bankruptcy before two further parts in the intended trilogy could be developed, meaning players never got to find out what befell Captain Titus. Now there’s no need to use your imagination, as director Raphael van Lierop has discussed where he planned to take the story.

Speaking to Penny Arcade Report, van Lierop said “I had some big plans for Titus. The second part of his story was to focus on a ‘Titus Unleashed’ plot–basically there were forces arrayed against him that would see his loyalty to the Adeptus Astartes pushed to its limit, and his reaction would be to kind of ‘go rogue,’ and we’d see a different Titus, not quite as in control as we saw him in Space Marine. He would be kicked out as a consequence–exiled, which would basically be a death sentence for him.”

van Lierop goes on to say that Titus would have come back filled with steely resolve to complete the trilogy in one final conflict, the other Space Marines coming to his side and helping him to eventually become the head of a new Space Marine Chapter.

Unfortunately, it looks like none of this will ever get to play out. But at least we know now, right?

Thanks, Shack News.

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  1. absolutezero

    I would have loved to have seen that.

    I adored Space Marine, it was wish fulfillment and fanservice in massive amounts. Complete blast to play, it looked great and had so much 40k stuff jammed into it that it felt like walking through a museum of awesome.

    Warboss fighting the Chaos Lord, the Titan, Jump-packs and Melta-Guns.

    Judging from this I don’t really like the direction the story was moving in with Titus getting to create another new Chapter out of nothing. We already have the Blood Ravens to steal everything from everyone else and the idea of an Ultramarine leaving to create his own chapter just is a little off within the canon.

    Eh, I’m sad its never going to turn into anything else but at least the original game is rock solid.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Sherif Saed

    I loved that game, shame to see that it won’t be getting a sequel any time soon :(

    #2 9 months ago
  3. DSB

    It was rock solid, but it was every bit as generic.

    I mean as fanservice I can see how it would be a thrill and all, but I’m not a fan, and to me it was really just “every other cover shooter”.

    But I guess it’s like me and TMNT Out of the Shadows (only with a much less “solid” game) where I realize it’s nothing special, but I just absolutely love being one of the turtles.

    Goddaaaaaaaamn I wish someone would make that game, and make it right. With a Batman Arkham combat system that doesn’t feel like a cheap knockoff, free of nonsensical checkpoints and upgrades and bugs. Basically just make that game and not fuck it up. It would be huge.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. absolutezero

    Theres no cover system in Space Marine.

    You are the cover.

    #4 9 months ago