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