Relic shows Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Wicked-looking action game from Dawn of War studio

Relic's unveiled its wicked-looking Warhammer action game, Space Marine. Here's the first trailer.

UPDATE: The official release is out: "Space Marine is an Action-RPG built from the ground up for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems, and will allow gamers to take control of individual units and fight in epic battles across the Warhammer 40,000 universe," said Jonathan Dowdeswell, general manager, Relic Entertainment.

"Relic has a deep understanding of the license based on our previous projects with Games Workshop, and our goal is to ensure Space Marine delivers the most intimate and brutal Warhammer 40,000 experience to date."

Footage of the game seemingly leaked online late last year - though Relic's since claimed on its forums that this version is a "totally different project" from the leaked, Studio Aus-developed version, despite sharing the same name and looking bloody similar.

Expect more at E3 next week.