Aliens: Colonial Marines box art revealed, has acid blood

Colonial Marines? Check. Industrial spaceship interior? Check. Acid-soaked fangs and creepy tongue-mouth? Check and check. No doubt about it, this newly revealed box art for Aliens: Colonial Marines hits all the right notes, even if they're notes we've heard a few times before. Check it out:

According to the latest date stamp on Sega's official site for Aliens: Colonial Marines, the game has been delayed to an Autumn 2012 release. In a statement to CVG, Gearbox explained a later-than-anticipated drop date is needed in order to get the game looking and operating at its best, saying, “We don't want to sacrifice the creative process just for the sake of following a blue print. We prefer to have the creative discovery shape that blue print because our goal is to make a great game, and we are prioritizing this goal over the previously targeted date."

Aliens: Colonial Marines takes place in the same universe as their filmic counterparts and abandons players aboard the derelict U.S.S. Sulaco. Spanning multiple iconic locations, the game will see the main protagonist, Winter, and his team of Colonial Marines tracking down Ellen Ripley and her posse following the events of the Aliens film, eventually coming into contact with dome-headed extraterrestrials themselves.

Watch the terror unfold in Sega's most recent gameplay trailer:


  • THEBIGJ3 - February 10, 2012 2:30 a.m.

    I thought they had acid blood, not Acid spit? But it's been a while since I last saw an Alien film
  • Jacko415 - February 10, 2012 7:37 p.m.

    The one in Alien 3 could.
  • Hiruandan - February 10, 2012 1:09 a.m.

    It reminds me of the box art for Epic Mickey :/
  • Beoftw - February 10, 2012 1:36 a.m.

    ahahah that is so true.
  • DHokat - February 9, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    I find the lack of AA in the video disturbing. Looking forward to the game overall though!
  • Pwnz0r3d - February 9, 2012 4:45 p.m.

    -If ammo is incredibly scarce -If there are moments where the heartbeat monitor is disabled -You hear occasional screams and Xeno shrills as part of the ambiance -If the acid blood actually damages you if you stand in it (thus making close quarters with a shotgun extremely risky) -If the sound effects actually have some force to it (When a xeno falls through a vent shaft with the vent grate, I expect to hear a HUGE crash and scream, not a *thud* like in the preview video.) -And if you're alone for a few sections; This game will be interesting to me.
  • slimjim441 - February 9, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    That's a list of things it NEEDS to be worth playing. And I can't wait to experience it all. It's been over 13 years since a good Aliens game.
  • Darkhawk - February 9, 2012 3:14 p.m.

    Hehehe Gearbox+Delay. It's comical!
  • onetimebuster - February 9, 2012 2 p.m.

    Well it looks ok but i don't get games just for the art.
  • Jacko415 - February 9, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    Looks too CHEAP. The only way you can do Aliens right is if you have the propper funding and crew to accomplish it. Its gotta be AAA in story and production values and gameplay other wise its not worth it. Look at how cartoony the acid blood looks. And they're making the Aliens too easy to kill, theres no dread at all. At least give the game a good looking engine like the Frostbite 3. IT GONNA BE LAME
  • SideOfBeef - February 9, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    I still don't care about the game but I like that box art.
  • HitmanSB07 - February 9, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    Agreed, I think I might get it just for the box

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