Relic has today come forward with official news regarding co-operative play for its upcoming third person shooter, Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine. The mode itself, which caters for up to four individual players, will play out in a very similar fashion to Gears of War’s Horde. However the likeliness between the two games should stop there; after all, cover is for the weak, you know.
Titled Exterminatus, the mode features two maps and will be completely free to download when it launches next month. The reason for the “delay” has yet to be verified, though it’s possible that THQ wants to allow recent downloadable 40k title, Kill Team (which is essentially an online co-op shooter,) a little more airtime before possibly being blocked out by the Exterminatus DLC.
We assume that players will need the Space Marine “Elite Pass” in order to access the online co-op. Space Marine launches a week from today here in the UK.