Aliens: Colonial Marines coming Spring 2012, new trailer teases plot

At long last, Aliens: Colonial Marines has been given a cold, hard release date. Well, release month - actually, more like release season. After five years of gestating in Gearbox Software's stomach, SEGA today announced the long-anticipated shooter based on FOX's sci-fi film franchise will burst through in a haze of blood, guts and gooey stuff in Spring 2012. It also dropped a new trailer to get us all worked up again:

Announced back in 2006, Aliens: Colonial Marines has been in development purgatory since, taking a back seat to other Gearbox titles such as Borderlands and, most recently, Duke Nukem Forever. Not to be confused with the other upcoming Aliens title from Sega's UK developers at The Creative Assembly,  Aliens: Colonial Marines takes the alien pwning action to planet LV-426, where the discovery of an abandoned ship kicks off a story that will see players fighting the Xenomorphs in their bid to stop a “galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe.”

Damn, talk about pressure. Perhaps a refreshing PR quote can lighten the mood?

“Aliens: Colonial Marines will be THE definitive ALIENS gaming experience,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Gearbox Software are doing a brilliant job translating the thrill and horror that ALIENS stands for into an action-packed shooter experience with co-operative gameplay at its core.”

Ah, that's better. Aliens: Colonial Marines is due to deploy on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Sega will also be showing the most recent build at E3.

Jun 1, 2011


  • SunnyvaleTrash - June 2, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    This has to be somehow be creepier than Dead Space.
  • codystovall - June 2, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    I thought it would have been scarier if the a in the vid had walked passed the background like a human.
  • lemur - June 2, 2011 12:30 a.m.

    so it looks like it's going to take place after alien 3. I didn;t watch the movie but the book was great. I hyped to see this at E3
  • Rikoshi - June 2, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    Id just like to see one alien video game be overly successfull after alien vs predator game, ive worried about the future of alien games
  • RedHarlow - June 1, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    Man, I thought this game was dead. This is good news. Can't wait to see more, hopefully Gearbox can pull it off well.
  • santaclouse37 - June 1, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    Gearbox has a pretty good history of accomplishing seemingly impossible feats; especially in their last two games. One featured literally millions of weapons, and the other was Duke Nukem Forever. If anyone can break this franchises bad streak, it's them.
  • TheJHat - June 1, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    I remember seeing this in an issue of Gameinformer. I instantly bought the magazine and got hyped, but then it got put on hold. It's great to finally see some new stuff.
  • lovinmyps3 - June 1, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    I've been waiting for this game for a while. I hope they show some cool stuff at E3.
  • db1331 - June 1, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    @Angstycliche LOL did he really? I'm pretty sure he only started playing games on the PC again extremely recently... And to think of all the shit he would give me every time I brought up any benefit to playing a game on PC. I'm glad he finally saw the light, but it sucks he ended up at PC Gamer. Their reviews are complete trash.
  • insertdisk - June 1, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    There is so much untapped potential with Aiens. AVP was pretty fun but kinda underwhelming compared to what it COULD have been
  • JornnyRamone - June 1, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    Sega don't belong on the box for this, not after AvP anyway, that was atrocious at best, but I have alot of trust in Gearbox so fingers crossed eh?
  • db1331 - June 1, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    We will have to see which one wins: SEGA's uncanny ability to kill once-great franchises, or Gearbox's ability to make an awesome co-op shooter. I will be keeping a skeptical eye on this one.
  • KaMi - June 1, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    WoW!!! Seriously! This got me sooo damn HYPED!!!! I sure hope all the typing ingame will be as awesome as in the trailer!!!
  • e1337prodigy - June 1, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Can't wait to see more at E3 this year. So glad i took annual leave the whole to enjoy it. Going to be constantly glued to pc.

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