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The Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Anniversary Edition is now available on Steam

By Kenneth Ang - on 24 Sep 2021, 2:57pm

The Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Anniversary Edition is now available on Steam

Image: Relic Entertainment, SEGA

As a general rule, most people don't expect a decade-old standalone game to receive much attention from its developer, if at all. Even if it is based on one of the best RTS franchises in gaming history. 

Well, then "most people" would be wrong here because Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has just gotten a seriously unexpected boost a full ten years after release, and much like its heavily armoured namesake, the "update" is a big boy.

When Relic Entertainment first launched the spin-off shooter back in September of 2011, the game quickly gained popularity as one of, if not the best game for fans to play out their fantasies of being a powerful Space Marine. In the context of W40k, they're basically bio-engineered super soldiers who serve the God-Emperor, and the only time fans get to see them in action, at least conventionally are in the Dawn of War RTS titles. 

Image: Relic Entertainment,  SEGA

As such, it's no surprise that Space Marine quickly gained as much traction as it did, and it's still an immensely entertaining shooter today despite its age. Accordingly, Relic (and by extension, SEGA) has done everyone the solid that W40k fans never knew they wanted, and it includes rolling out a well-deserved Anniversary Edition of the game on Steam as an update. This is functionally a free add-on for all existing owners of Space Marine, though you can also pick it up for a discounted price.

Cost-wise, the "bundle" is currently going for about S$24, and since we're on the topic, here's a run-down of what the Anniversary Edition brings to the table (on top of the base game, of course!). 

Exclusive Content

  • The full soundtrack for the game
  • Classic and brand-new wallpapers    
  • The original manual (pdf)    
  • The Official Strategy Guide (pdf)    
  • Ringtone    
  • The Collector’s Edition Artbook (pdf)    
  • Collector’s cards (pdf)    
  • The original launch trailer 

DLC Items

  • Chaos Unleashed Map Pack
  • Dreadnought Assault DLC
  • Iron Hand Veteran Chapter Pack DLC
  • Death Guard Champion Chapter Pack DLC
  • Golden Relic Bolter
  • Golden Relic Chainsword
  • Power Sword
  • Blood Angels Veteran Armour Set
  • Salamanders Veteran Armour Set
  • Alpha Legion Champion Armour Set
  • Legion of the Damned Armour Set
  • Emperor's Elite Pack
  • Traitor Legions Pack
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