Aliens: Colonial Marines Release Date Announced

22 May 2012
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SEGA, Gearbox Software and Twentieth Century Fox have announced the Aliens: Colonial Marines release date for the highly anticipated first-person shooter [Well, I’m going to love it to pieces anyway! How about you?]. The game will be in stores worldwide on February 12, 2013 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC; With a release date for the announced Wii U version to be revealed at a later time. Since it’s a Wii U launch title it’s likely Nintendo requested to hold back the date.

Singleplayer: By Fox lauded as the authentic addition to the ALIENS franchise canon, the game’s being positioned as the true sequel to James Cameron’s film; With the story of Aliens: Colonial Marines taking place after the events of Alien 3, but taking you back to locales from ALIENS. Its stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver breathtakingly immersive single, cooperative and competitive multi-player modes.

Multiplayer: Providing for an innovative asymmetrical competitive multiplayer experience, Aliens: Colonial Marines lets players fight in first person as the ultimate combatants — the United States Colonial Marines, or in third person as the universe’s deadliest killers — the Xenomorphs. Plunging into familiar and new environments from the iconic film franchise, players will have to fight the fear and face the true horrors of the ALIENS universe.

Watch the brand new Aliens: Colonial Marines Suspense trailer here:

About Aliens: Colonial Marines:

In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the ALIENS universe.

Some quotes from the creators:

“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”

“We knew this game would be incredible from the moment Gearbox began developing Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing for SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Now that the title is in its final stretch of development, we can confidently release the exact date that gamers will finally get to experience this blockbuster thrill-ride.”

“SEGA has a proven track record with the ALIENS franchise. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR released by SEGA in 2009 became one of their top-selling titles,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President for New Media for Fox Consumer Products. “We look forward to working with them and bringing an exciting new way for fans to immerse themselves in the ALIENS world.”

How’s Aliens: Colonial Marines looking to you?


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