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Story trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines videogame shows what happens after James Cameron's Aliens

Dec. 28, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Sega is gearing up for the release of it's Aliens: Colonial Marines game, a first person co-op shooter that will act as a "true" sequel to James Cameron's original sequel, ALIENS. I think most of us like to pretend that the ALIEN franchise died after Cameron's entry, so this could very well be the venue to explore what could have been. Let's face it, just about anything would've been better than ALIEN 3 or ALIEN: RESURRECTION, even if you consider them guilty pleasures.

As a fan of the FPS genre this looks like a promising game, capitalizing on the co-op play and upgrades, allowing you to customize your Colonial Marine rather than get stuck with a generic body. I haven't ever played a ALIEN or PREDATOR game, but this looks like the top of the heap as it stands.

Hop on the Express Elevator to Hell:

Here's the game synopsis:

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a First-Person Shooter set in the Alien movie franchise universe in which the player takes on the role of a member of a squad of colonial marines sent to the planet LV-426. The game is designed as a true sequel to the 1986 movie, Aliens, done in video game format, and features iconic locations, weapons and alien varieties from Aliens and other movies in the series. Additional features include: four-player co-op functionality, a new alien type, and customizable weapons.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is set for realease on February 12, 2013 for Xbox360, Playstation, and PC. Preorder here!

Extra Tidbit: I always yearned to see Hicks, Ripley, and Newt continue their battle against the xenomorphs in a "true" sequel to Cameron's Aliens. Instead, I got the "character study" sequel that was Alien 3 and the gross-out snooze-fest that was Alien: Resurrection. Will there ever be a "true" sequel to the franchise?
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10:41PM on 01/01/2013

I reserved the game at Gamestop, just because I love the franchise.

Collectors Edition comes with a six inch bust of the Queen which might make it worth it, even if the game sucks.
Collectors Edition comes with a six inch bust of the Queen which might make it worth it, even if the game sucks.
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6:52AM on 12/29/2012

A few things...

First, Hadley's Hope was nuked at the end of Aliens, so how could it still be there? Second, they say in the trailer that the Marine ship Sulaco was last seen over Fury 161, the prison planet from Alien 3, so there goes the notion of this being an "alternate sequel" that would right the wrongs of the franchise's third entry.
First, Hadley's Hope was nuked at the end of Aliens, so how could it still be there? Second, they say in the trailer that the Marine ship Sulaco was last seen over Fury 161, the prison planet from Alien 3, so there goes the notion of this being an "alternate sequel" that would right the wrongs of the franchise's third entry.
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3:20AM on 12/29/2012

blargh

bad graphics. obvious plot holes. bad voice overs. and i love the sargeant narrator has to tell the marines who they are and the name of the ship they have been on for months.
bad graphics. obvious plot holes. bad voice overs. and i love the sargeant narrator has to tell the marines who they are and the name of the ship they have been on for months.
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8:25PM on 12/28/2012

Sorry, this looks rubbish.

I was a HUGE, HUGE fan of AvP 1 and 2 back in the day. Played them to death as a kid, and they really helped me get further invested in the mythology of the series (and particularly give me a deeper appreciation for Predator and long for a well-done sequel, which has yet to happen). But it seems like they've kinda been tossed to the wayside. The AvP "reboot" game that came out a couple years back was by all accounts very mediocre and buggy, and this Colonial Marines game looks like it's from
I was a HUGE, HUGE fan of AvP 1 and 2 back in the day. Played them to death as a kid, and they really helped me get further invested in the mythology of the series (and particularly give me a deeper appreciation for Predator and long for a well-done sequel, which has yet to happen). But it seems like they've kinda been tossed to the wayside. The AvP "reboot" game that came out a couple years back was by all accounts very mediocre and buggy, and this Colonial Marines game looks like it's from 2005 or something. What's with the awful graphics? And those cheesy cut-scenes are pretty outdated. Really not even much of a step up from the last AvP game. I'll play this if I hear good things about it, but I'm not holding much hope.
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7:06PM on 12/28/2012

directors cut..

Alien resurrection was the worst of the "alien" series. Alien3 isn't as bad as everyone thinks, the directors cut makes the movie better than the theatrical release.
Alien resurrection was the worst of the "alien" series. Alien3 isn't as bad as everyone thinks, the directors cut makes the movie better than the theatrical release.
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5:57PM on 12/28/2012
Looks like it could be another fun Aliens game, although one thing kind of bothers me about the settings. Did they forget about the big ass mushroom cloud that obliterated the entirety of Hadley's Hope at the end of Aliens? I seriously doubt there was anything left of that complex but a giant hole in the ground.
Looks like it could be another fun Aliens game, although one thing kind of bothers me about the settings. Did they forget about the big ass mushroom cloud that obliterated the entirety of Hadley's Hope at the end of Aliens? I seriously doubt there was anything left of that complex but a giant hole in the ground.
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5:11PM on 12/28/2012

Well Cameron here's youre chance

make it happen
make it happen
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4:06PM on 12/28/2012

:D

I wonder if they all do each other's make up on the ship. :D
I wonder if they all do each other's make up on the ship. :D
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4:00PM on 12/28/2012
And Wii U!
And Wii U!
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1:47PM on 12/28/2012

The game looks awesome but one problem...

Being that I'm a superfan of the ALIEN films, there's a problem at the beginning of that trailer. While it is truly awesome to hear Michael Biehn return to voice Hicks, that message makes no sense. After leaving the colony which detonated on LV-426, Hicks was unconcious during that trip to the Sulaco so how could he have sent a distress call? You might think that maybe he woke up from hyper-sleep but that doesn't make sense either as he was in his pod asleep when it ejected to Fury 161 in ALIEN
Being that I'm a superfan of the ALIEN films, there's a problem at the beginning of that trailer. While it is truly awesome to hear Michael Biehn return to voice Hicks, that message makes no sense. After leaving the colony which detonated on LV-426, Hicks was unconcious during that trip to the Sulaco so how could he have sent a distress call? You might think that maybe he woke up from hyper-sleep but that doesn't make sense either as he was in his pod asleep when it ejected to Fury 161 in ALIEN 3. I'm interested in how to work around the story as apparently a shit-load of thought went into it but that opening doesn't inspire confidence.
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1:59PM on 12/28/2012
My guess is he could have done it on the ship with Bishop, just before Ripley went to go find Newt. He was still conscious at that moment. "He ain't goin' nowhere." So, there's potential that he could've made the stress call at that time, even if it is reaching. That would be my best guess.

HICKS FTW!!!
My guess is he could have done it on the ship with Bishop, just before Ripley went to go find Newt. He was still conscious at that moment. "He ain't goin' nowhere." So, there's potential that he could've made the stress call at that time, even if it is reaching. That would be my best guess.

HICKS FTW!!!
2:02PM on 12/28/2012
Yeah I guess that's possible. If they do play it from that angle, it's pretty clever actually.
Yeah I guess that's possible. If they do play it from that angle, it's pretty clever actually.
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