Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is an action shooter with weight. And that weight doesn't come from just the screen-shaking heft of the marines you play, it also comes from the deep history of the nearly 25-year-old franchise upon which the game was built.

Here's a quick look at the scene-setting Hand Book that was sent along to reviewers. Make sure to click on the magnifying glass in the bottom right of every image to see it full sized. Enjoy.