It’s been a long time coming, but Aliens: Colonial Marines finally has a full trailer! The game was first announced all the way back in 2006, and is actually the second title to carry the Colonial Marines title after a cancelled PS2 effort from EA in 2001. This one has survived however, and is being brought to the table by Gearbox Software and Sega.
Players will take charge of a group of United States Colonial Marines as they board a deserted spaceship to try and discover what has happened to the crew. If you’re a big fan of the movies, then the name of the ship should ring a bell – the U.S.S Sulaco. That’s right, it’s the ship that Ripley and the marines of Aliens use to make their way to a certain xenomorph infested colony…
What’s great to see is that the game tackles the Alien universe as it should be – free of Predators! Weapons and environments such as Hadley’s Hope and LV-426 are all drawn from the films, and there are a couple of Battlestar Galactica writers on board to flesh out the story. It sounds fantastic, and now that a trailer with some gameplay has actually landed, looks the part too, with plenty of ferocious xenomorphs lurking in the shadows (or not).
A release date is yet to be confirmed, but Gearbox and publishers Sega are aiming for a spring 2012 release for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game is also being developed on Nintendo’s up and coming Wii U, but there seems to be a bit of uncertainty as to when or if the game will be released on the new console. Fingers crossed that Nintendo doesn’t get left out of the facehugger party!