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Aliens game details

This is only peripherally movie-related, but since ALIENS is one of my all-time faves, I'm (selfishly) sharing the news.

JoBlo reader 'Dino' passed along the following info about an upcoming ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES videogame that looks stunning (those are new in-game screens). A Colonial Marines game was in development way back in 2001 and ultimately scrapped, but now it looks like aspiring xenomorph killers will finally get to go on a few bughunts, lay down suppressing fire with incinerators, and rock out with smart guns.


The official synopsis: 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. The game is being developed by Gearbox Software for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC for a late 2008 release.



Extra Tidbit: Did you know a Colonial Marines animated series called OPERATION: ALIENS was once being developed? See for yourself!



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