Warhammer 40k: Space Marine is still months away from release, and Relic is taking that time to draw in any gamer who wasn't already a Warhammer 40k fan. Today's video is a developer diary that takes us deeper into the Warhammer 40k universe, touching on both Space Marines -- what they are -- Orks, the sci-fi gothic aesthetic, and the game's heavy plot.
The gist of the story is that a Forge World has been overrun by Orks, and as a Space Marine within the Ultramarines, you'll need to drop down there armed with Chainsword and Bolter to clear the green thugs out. Of course, nothing ever goes quite as planned, which in this case, means the forces of Chaos are at work. Brutish though they may be, Orks fall far below Chaos on a Space Marine's priority list -- for good reason, too.
If you're new to the Warhammer 40k universe, the video is a decent recap of the basics. Warhammer 40k: Space Marine will be released in August 2011 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.