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Colonial Marines back in action, will ship Spring 2012

Posted by: Chuck at 6/1/2011 10:10 AM
It looks like Aliens: Colonial Marines is back in development over at Gearbox as they announced today that the game will ship in Spring of 2012 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  

The game had a lot of buzz early on its development as the early screenshots really captured the feel of the game and the source material was so solid.  Development on the game seemed to have died off for a bit when Sega and Gearbox had some issues with the game but it looks like they smoothed things over and I'm pretty stoked to see where they are with the game next week as John and I are already booked to see the game.


SEGA AND GEARBOX’S ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES NO LONGER MISSING IN ACTION, TO DEPLOY SPRING 2012
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“It'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night...mostly.” LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (June 1, 2011) –SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that the highly-anticipated first-person shooter, Aliens: Colonial Marines™, will be launching in spring 2012 on PC, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising 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. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood curdling thrills that the movie is renowned for. A first look of the game is presented in the South Hall at SEGA’s booth # 2023, at next week’s E3 in Los Angeles.

“To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, Aliens is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines, designed as an interactive successor to the landmark films from 20th Century Fox and Directors Ridley Scott and James Cameron, is a dream project to which our studio is deeply committed and passionate about.”

“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.”

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.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available spring 2012 on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game is also on display in the South Hall at SEGA’s booth # 2032, at next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles