We received an email from Steve Groll from Sega of America today. I didn’t think we’d be getting new info on the game so soon but we did, and we’re bringing right to you! Come on inside to see exactly whats going on with the game!
“SEGA REVEALS DETAILS OF UPCOMING ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES VIDEO GAME
First-Person Shooter Based on Popular Motion Picture Franchise
Coming to Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, and PC in Late 2008
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (February 21, 2008) – SEGA® of America Inc.
and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today revealed details of the highly-
anticipated squad-based first-person shooter video game, Aliens:
Colonial Marines™. Licensed through an exclusive agreement with
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising and developed by
Gearbox Software, the game will be available on Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system and Windows-based PC in late 2008.
In Aliens: Colonial Marines, players are part of a United States
Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an Aliens assault
more intense and horrific than ever before. Driven by a compelling
and original story penned by renowned writers Bradley Thompson and
David Weddle, Aliens: Colonial Marines will retain the atmospheric
look and feel of the original films while leveraging next-generation
technology to create an entirely new interactive Aliens experience.
Packing classic Aliens weaponry ranging from pulse rifles to
flamethrowers as well as brand-new equipment and skills all within a
squad-based combat system, players will become an elite United
States Colonial Marine. Featuring claustrophobic environments, a
brooding soundtrack, and a multitude of surprises and shocks,
players will battle against menacing alien hordes in strikingly
detailed levels that include the stark interiors of the abandoned
Sulaco and unique environments created specifically for the game.
Aliens: Colonial Marines will feature a story driven single-player
mode and an all-new four player co-op mode allowing players to share
the chilling experience with three friends. In co-op mode, each
player will assume the persona of a United States Colonial Marine
and have a distinct role to play in the completion of every mission.
Additionally, more multiplayer modes will be revealed later in the
year that will complete the Aliens video game experience.
Since its 1979 debut, Alien and its three sequels have grossed more
than $557 million worldwide, garnering numerous awards, including
two Academy Awards®. In 2002, Alien was deemed “culturally
significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was
selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. For more
information, please visit www.sega.com/aliens or the SEGA FTP site
at http://segapr.segaamerica.com/. Aliens: Colonial Marines is also
available for pre-order at www.gamestop.com.
Aliens: Colonial Marines ™ & © 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film
Corporation. All rights reserved.”
As I said before we’ll keep you updated if any new info comes along so stay tuned!