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