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Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer makes a strong case for bigger guns

Gearbox Software has beamed in a new gameplay trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, offering virtual space warriors a preview of the screeching, acid-drooling terrors that await them aboard the U.S.S. Sulaco next spring. Going by these latest impressions alone, Gearbox appears to have nailed the gritty, desperate atmosphere from the films. But then, compared to the scads of other other FPSs featuring low-lit, rundown and alien infested spaceship environments (many of which were no doubt inspired by the Aliens franchise) it also looks a tad...generic?

Taking place after the events of Aliens 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines is a squad-based FPS shooter which follows four well-armed marines as they hunt for the legendary Ellen Ripley aboard the abandoned spaceship Sulaco. What caused the crew to disappear? What dangers await those who enter? We're guessing Xenomorphs, Xenomorphs, and more Xenomorphs.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is on track to wrap up its lengthy six-year development Spring 2012 when it arrives for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and on an unconfirmed date for Wii U.

Aug 25, 2011

Matt Bradford wrote news and features here at GamesRadar+ until 2016. Since then he's gone on to work with the Guinness World Records, acting as writer and researcher for the annual Gamer's Edition series of books, and has worked as an editor, technical writer, and voice actor. Matt is now a freelance journalist and editor, generating copy across a multitude of industries.