Later this month, console and PC gamers alike will be able to try out Warhammer 40K: Space Marine for themselves, giving just enough time to pre-order before the game lands in September.
The demo will be released simultaneously to Xbox LIVE and PC on August 23, then to PSN on August 24. Space Marine "Honour Guard" community members, however, can access the demo on August 22. Folks who pre-ordered via Steam gain access even earlier, on August 18.
This early taste of Space Marine will send players through two areas of the campaign. The first pits you against an Ork horde amassing outside a munitions factory. To counter their numbers, you'll be armed with six notable Warhammer 40K weapons, including the bolter and chainsword -- always a classic. Following that, the demo takes you to a Jump Pack sequence, for a sampling of different gameplay.
Space Marine will be released on September 6 to Xbox 360, PC, and PS3.