Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's Getting Co-Cop via DLC

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
Marines in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
Marines in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

There will be multiplayer on Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's disc when the game comes out next week, but there won't be co-op.

Instead, that's coming to the game as free downloadable content sometime in October, the developer confirmed today.

This isn't a separate co-op campaign or anything, but a Horde-like, score-based four-player mode called Exterminatus. Players choose between three classes--Tactical Marine, Devastator, Assault Marinefight-- and fight through two different scenarios--Assault on Hab Center Andreas, Escape From Kalkys Facility--that both feature multiple maps to slog through.

It sounds pretty involved, actually.

You'll earn experience within Exterminatus that can be applied to the other multiplayer modes, too.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
Marines in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
Marines in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

There will be multiplayer on Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's disc when the game comes out next week, but there won't be co-op.

Instead, that's coming to the game as free downloadable content sometime in October, the developer confirmed today.

This isn't a separate co-op campaign or anything, but a Horde-like, score-based four-player mode called Exterminatus. Players choose between three classes--Tactical Marine, Devastator, Assault Marinefight-- and fight through two different scenarios--Assault on Hab Center Andreas, Escape From Kalkys Facility--that both feature multiple maps to slog through.

It sounds pretty involved, actually.

You'll earn experience within Exterminatus that can be applied to the other multiplayer modes, too.

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#2 Posted by johncallahan (871 posts) -

Still not sure on this game.

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#3 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1710 posts) -

That's cool, I like free stuff.

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#4 Edited by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

Tell me Vinny is working on a review!
 
For the Emperor! My face is my shield!

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#5 Posted by Hardtarget (343 posts) -

steamworks so i'm definitely waiting on a steam sale of some sort for it after playing the demo

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#6 Posted by Mintyass (19 posts) -

Co-Cop?  You mean buddy cop style?  Sweeeeet

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#7 Posted by Giantstalker (2357 posts) -

I've heard there are NO executions in the co-op version of this mode, at least going from the Gamespot article on the same thing, which definitely seems like a bummer to me.

I'm still getting it for the singleplayer, though.

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#8 Posted by Rodimus_Prime (4 posts) -

That's a nice piece of news to hear. I have a few friend that will enjoy this mode.

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#9 Posted by divxz (28 posts) -

Wasn't this supposed to be 5-player co-op?

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#10 Posted by dyram (154 posts) -

I was still holding out hope for a coop campaign, but I knew that realistically it would just come to a Horde mode. Again. Game still looks amazing, though, and my friends and I will be having plenty fun in SP and MP, both competitive, and cooperative when this comes out.

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#11 Posted by sirdesmond (1426 posts) -

Patrick Klepek said:

--Tactical Marine, Devastator, Assault Marinefight-

Marinefight? Is that a typo?

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#12 Posted by ShadowVirus (849 posts) -

That sounds goods.

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#13 Posted by Nokterian (66 posts) -

i am so buying this on pc who is with me?

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#14 Posted by Wandrecanada (873 posts) -

This game was originally marketed to me as co op campaign and now it's not? They're saying this now a week prior to release? I feel compelled to drop my pre order...

Why do developers have such a hard time with this concept? Do they not understand why a game like Borderlands was supported so heavily? Do they think that Halo was not incredibly popular because of co op campaign? Man alive what will it take for devs to realize that putting co op campaign in their original design doc and never deviating from it will score sales every damned time?

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#15 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2730 posts) -

Sounds good, i'm still not too sure im 100% sold on this game just yet, though.

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#16 Posted by DeepSpace9MM (206 posts) -

Man, Co-Cop is my favorite game mode. I like to play as the cop that has 2 days until retirement.

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#17 Posted by IamTerics (766 posts) -

Loved the Steam demo. This is good news. I hope they continue adding new maps and stuff since it only comes with 2 game modes on release.

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#18 Posted by shintsurugi (86 posts) -

Cuz I'm a stupid hardcore 40k fan, not terribly pleased with the name Exterminatus. Now, if this was a co-op mode where you just nuked everything from orbit, that would be appropriate. o.o

But again, I'm just a stupid hardcore 40k fan. Still really looking forward to Space Marine. =D

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#19 Posted by spazmaster666 (2114 posts) -

For some reason I'm still not sold on this game. I mean I'm a prime audience for it: I love the 40K universe, I played all the previous Relic DOW games and I like third person action games, but for some reason this game just isn't resonating with me. I even played the demo but it didn't change anything. Maybe when the game comes out and I see some more of the game's story it'll start to sink in more.

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#20 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

weird, wonder why it wasn't ready for launch day

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#21 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -

I just want more WAAAAAAAAAGH!

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#22 Posted by bybeach (5852 posts) -

phrosnite said "Tell me Vinny is working on a review! For the Emperor! My face is my shield!" ................favorite comment.

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#23 Posted by mewarmo990 (854 posts) -

@tourgen said:

weird, wonder why it wasn't ready for launch day

They probably just wanted to get the game on shelves in time for the holidays.

As long as it's free I don't mind. The Last Stand co-op mode for Dawn of War 2 was also released as a downloadable update.

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#24 Posted by DougQuaid (1273 posts) -
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#25 Posted by Gargantuan (1906 posts) -

Is there's a campaign co-op mode in the game?

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#26 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1190 posts) -
@Mintyass said:
Co-Cop?  You mean buddy cop style?  Sweeeeet
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#27 Posted by jonnyboy (2867 posts) -

Co-Cop Fuck Yeah! 
 
I'll be Shaft, you can be RoboCop.

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#28 Posted by MadBootsy (871 posts) -

I'm gettin' too old for this Co-Cop shit

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#29 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

I can't wait for the games that will consist of empty maps, and then comes the paid DLC which has the characters and AI and story

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#30 Posted by big_jon (6450 posts) -

that's cool

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#31 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

I can't wait for the games that will consist of empty maps, and then comes the paid DLC which has the characters and AI and story

I don't know what this has to do with Space Marine, it's not like they are taking away content from the consumer.

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#32 Posted by pweidman (2645 posts) -

Knew co-op was a month off DLC, but hearing it's a survival mode is awesome. Perfect game for that. Shame it wasn't ready for launch, because in a month it'll be all Gears pretty much for me. Still buying and playing it day one.

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#33 Posted by mustardfacial (48 posts) -

@Wandrecanada: It's because co-op campaigns are very difficult to make. And just because game x, y, and z have it doesn't make it any easier. It's often a choice between: make a good co-op campaign, make a good multiplayer, or make a stable game. You get to pick two.

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#34 Posted by nukesniper (1270 posts) -

Late addition, but it sounds cool. I like the Last Stand stuff in DoW2. Might eventually get Space Marine, and mainly for this. Sad it isn't there at launch.

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#35 Posted by Sander (425 posts) -

I don't know WTF is going on. The demo just came out and at the end of it says "4 player co-op campaign."
SOMEBODY LYING

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#36 Posted by Gerhabio (1996 posts) -

I wonder if Patrick if has intentional typos now just to spite the grammar nazis

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#37 Posted by Henny (115 posts) -

Klepek makes too many typos.

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#38 Posted by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

I can't wait for the games that will consist of empty maps, and then comes the paid DLC which has the characters and AI and story

I don't know what this has to do with Space Marine, it's not like they are taking away content from the consumer.

I agree, pretty much dumbest thing I have ever heard.

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#39 Posted by xxizzypop (665 posts) -

I'm not really all that interested in Space Marine for some reason. Also, was this poorly edited, or am I just crazy?

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#40 Posted by ajamafalous (13634 posts) -
@Mintyass said:
Co-Cop?  You mean buddy cop style?  Sweeeeet
Hahahahaha
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#41 Edited by bunkerbuster05 (502 posts) -

Co-Cop?

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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#42 Posted by veinman (2 posts) -

The Emperor Protects.

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#43 Posted by KwillyB (19 posts) -

Are you a Co-Cop? You have to tell me if you're a Co-Cop you know.

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#44 Posted by Seedofpower (4066 posts) -

Sooooo excited for this.

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#45 Posted by Commisar (18 posts) -

Nice, I played the demo ans I loved it, also, this game will have team deathmatch, Deathmatch and maybe CTF multiplayer :) And now the Co-op is free. Whats not to like?

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#46 Posted by NobodyHIFI (104 posts) -
@insane_shadowblade85 said:

                That's cool, I like free stuff.
           

options that were supose to be in the game at launch but delayed into a DLC is considered 'free stuff'?
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#47 Posted by Elsolar (16 posts) -
@NobodyHIFI said:
@insane_shadowblade85 said:

                That's cool, I like free stuff.
           
options that were supose to be in the game at launch but delayed into a DLC is considered 'free stuff'?
 
I like it because it shows that Relic and THQ aren't out to nickle and dime us - a lot of companies would have seen this as an opportunity to charge us an extra $10 or $15 for the content (or have had it sectioned off and planned as "premium content' long before the game's release). I won't pass judgement on Space Marine until we see what the post-release DLC plans are for that game, but this is a very good, very comforting and consumer friendly step in the right direction.
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#48 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1710 posts) -
@NobodyHIFI said:
@insane_shadowblade85 said:

                That's cool, I like free stuff.
           
options that were supose to be in the game at launch but delayed into a DLC is considered 'free stuff'?
Well, to be fair, I saw that no one else had posted so I just typed down whatever came into my mind. You know, I wanted to get that stupid quest thing but I didn't want to post something like, "Cool", followed by "Edit: OMG I finally got it!" I see what you mean though.
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#49 Posted by MrKlorox (11146 posts) -

Pulling a Klepek.

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#50 Posted by Turambar (8042 posts) -

@NobodyHIFI said:

@insane_shadowblade85 said:
That's cool, I like free stuff.
options that were supose to be in the game at launch but delayed into a DLC is considered 'free stuff'?

Ok. Relic will the game by a month and ship the game in October so that this portion capable of being separated from the game is done being polished, and release the whole thing. That ok with you?

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