Aliens Infestation trailer promises good times with guns and bug hunts

Here's a new gameplay trailer for Sega's upcoming Aliens: Infestation, which is pretty upfront about the game's best selling-point: it's Aliens on your DS with the movie's sights and sounds intact. If you're cultured enough to have a spot in your heart for Metroidvania-style gameplay, get ready for some good times; if not, well, you should have a look anyway. It really looks like the folks at WayForward Technologies, the same studio that brought you A Boy and His Blob for Wii, have put some extra polish on this one.

Aliens: Infestation is a licensed spinoff from James Cameron's 1986 classic, offering “2D side-scrolling gameplay in the style of Metroid or Castlevania with an arcade, retro feel” and – crucially – legit movie enemies and environments, rather than the knockoffs populating approximately 50,000 games and counting. It's not the first licensed free-roaming platformer based on the franchise – that would be LJN's underloved SNES adaptation of Alien3 – but is looking like an old-school treat for DS owners nonetheless. The game launches on Oct 11.

Sep 20, 2011


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  • Vulneratus - September 22, 2011 1:19 a.m.

    WTF!!! Why haven't I heard about this?? Awesome!! Now where did I put that DS?... "They're comin' outa the goddamn walls!!"
  • minimaxi - September 21, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    DAAYMN I thought my DS was retired for sure...
  • planetheads - September 21, 2011 3:56 a.m.

    this looks......AWESOME!
  • austincharlesbond - September 21, 2011 12:40 a.m.

    I see no reason to buy a 3DS when more great games are coming out on it's predecessor, such as Dragon Quest Monsters, Okamiden, Kirby Mass Attack and this
  • codystovall - September 20, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    hmmmm...actually looks interesting kinda like an old game that shouldve been, which more than I can say for several other ds games. Good job sega
  • onetimebuster - September 20, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    I cant wait for this.

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