Aliens: Colonial Marines Coming in 2008


SEGA today revealed details of the latest foray into the Alien franchise, this time a squad-based first-person shooter titled Aliens: Colonial Marines. Given the thumbs-up from 20th Century Fox, SEGA and Gearbox Software plan on releasing the game for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 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 with an original story penned by renowned writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. The game promises to retain the atmospheric look and feel of the original films while leveraging next-generation technology to create a new interactive Aliens experience – sansSigourney Weaver.

Classic Aliens weaponry such as pulse rifles and flamethrowers will be at your disposal as well as brand-new equipment and skills within a squad-based combat system. Featuring claustrophobic environments, a brooding soundtrack, and a surprises, players must battle against the alien hordes in different levels, some of which include the familiar and stark interiors of the abandoned Sulaco along with 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 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.

Check back often for screenshots and more information regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines along with a concrete release date when one becomes available.

Via: Press Release

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17 Comments on Aliens: Colonial Marines Coming in 2008


On February 21, 2008 at 9:15 pm

what, no sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (360)? :mrgreen:


On February 22, 2008 at 12:54 am

I hope the mention of the Colonial Marines being from the United States was an added error from the author and not from the press release. Because if they get something simple like that wrong, I don’t have very high hopes for the game.


On February 22, 2008 at 1:03 am

Actually, if you knew your Aliens history, you would know that the marines were from the United States… If you don’t believe me, fire up your Aliens Special Edition DVD, and watch the special feautures… Also, you can have a look here: “” for more information ;)


On February 22, 2008 at 9:27 am

4 player coop sounds good, I had the first AvP on my PC but sadly I never had internet back then so never tried the multiplayer part. The thought of 4 friends creeping about through dark corridors listening to the bleep of motion trackers and firing off pulse rfiles in blind panic could be epic :cool:

If I buy it, it’ll be for the PC lets hope they make the coop online and not just console split screen.


On February 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Hahah, Cody 1 – cybrpunk 0

Quite the ownage tbh.

This game will hopefully be my Game of the year 2008.


On July 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm

be still my beating heart


On July 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I remember buying the first Alein game for PC when I was like 12, and not realizing that a cheap compaq wouldnt run the game. I was never able to play it and have been waiting for this game for about 13 years, please gearbox make this game own hardcore. And I would love to have the voice acting done by the original marines likes Hicks and Hudson. They pwned.

“Sarge is gone, lets get the out of here” Best qoute of movie. :smile:

Davn Kincade

On July 6, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Sega and Gearbox are involved huh?


My faith in this games camera angles and controls has dipped considerably.


Bryan C.

On July 12, 2008 at 10:31 pm

I really hope that SEGA doesn’t this game up like they did with the Hulk game. That game sucked ass.


On July 18, 2008 at 1:39 am

” Sarge is gone, lets get out of here” is never the best quote of the filem!!

“lets rock” – classic

“game over man, ing game over” – epic

“maybe you should put her in charge” – bad boy


On July 21, 2008 at 6:26 am

thika gothilla maka gothilla aliens bagge mathadthira


On August 9, 2008 at 1:25 pm

stop your grining and drop ur linin

i like to keep this for close encounters


On August 9, 2008 at 1:43 pm

“Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?”

“No, have you?”


On August 12, 2008 at 3:04 pm


just played trough avp 2 this day…

wanna have a sequel would even take a prequel…

but plz… marines! stand off from cheap moneymaking like those 2 avp movies or you – and i mean you buggers from sony, might end up in a close quarter with an egg inside…


mr yo

On August 22, 2008 at 10:06 pm


“any questions?….what is it private?”
“how do i get out of this chicken outfit?”
“you secure that hudson!”


On August 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm

:mrgreen: lol guys! How about:

Right, right, somebody said alien, she thought they meant illegal alien signed up.

F*ck you man…

Anytime, anywhere.

{i think thats what they said}


On September 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Ripley- “Lt. what do those pulse rifles fire?”
Gorman-”Explosive tipped standard light armored piercing round. Why?”
Ripley-”Because your team is right under the primary heat exchangers, and if they fire in there won’t they rupture the cooling system?”
Gorman-”SO, SO WHAT.”
Burke-”look this whole thing is one big fusion reactor”
Gorman s pants.