Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a third-person shooter game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 6, 2011, in North America and September 9, 2011, in Europe. The game takes place in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe and features the Ultramarines chapter. Its gameplay focuses on a hybrid shooting and melee combat model. It was Relic's first game released on a PlayStation platform (their first console release in general was 2006's The Outfit).