Despite the Warhammer 40K franchise's roots in strategy miniatures, the latest trailer for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 title Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine shows that the game is not afraid to get its hands dirty.

The third-person action shooter (from Relic Entertainment) tries to blend visceral melee attacks with ranged shooting via a seamless transition between the two seemingly disparate fighting styles. Take a look.

Be sure to read our extensive E3 preview for more info on the game.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine comes out on September 6.