ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES has been in development since 2006, but the video game is finally coming to fruition. SEGA has announced that it will be available in Spring 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Check out a teaser trailer for the game below.
The game 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.
The first-person shooter is published by Sega and developed by Gearbox Software in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox. The story is written by "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" and "STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE" scribes Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. It reportedly takes place after the events of ALIEN 3.
Sega Senior Vice President of Marketing Gary Knight had this to say: "Aliens: Colonial Marines will be THE definitive Aliens gaming experience. 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."
A first look at the game will be presented at E3 in Los Angeles next week, so hopefully we'll hear more soon.