Sega will develop and publish "multiple" games based on the Alien film franchise for next-gen consoles, the publisher-cum-developer has announced today. A role-playing game and a shooter are already in development and the first game in the collection will launch in 2009.
The potential for superb deep-space action is exciting and, although Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen are reportedly discussing voice and likeness issues with Sega, the games are unlikely to be retreads of the films. It's probable that Sega will weave its games into the fictional Alien universe - like with the Alien vs Predator series.
Above: Expect all kinds of tense action in the new Alien games, but with much better visuals
Sega promises that the series will use "the power of next-gen systems to blend the time-honored story with leading edge design technology to deliver a riveting and suspenseful gameplay experience." So that's alright, then.
Don't expect to hear much more in the near future, but we'll be busy hunting out snippets on Sega's Alien invasion, so stay close.
December 11, 2006