Aliens: Colonial Marines Petition for Playable Females

Allegedly, the multiplayer component of Aliens: Colonial Marines does not offer the choice to play as a female character, which has resulted in a petition to bring females back to a series known for its strong women.

Petition creator “Melissa K.” says that Colonial Marines producer Brian Burleson stated there will be no female characters in multiplayer, despite allowing for character customization. She says:

While we fully support Gearbox, We would like to request the inclusion of playable females. The ALIENS franchise is dominated by strong females such as Ripley, Vasquez, Ferro, Dietrich and most importantly, The Queen. There is roughly 5-6 months before the game goes Gold and releases February 12th, 2013. We believe ALIENS is the perfect starting pont for developers to start including playable females in more multiplayer shooters. And what better company to start this than Gearbox with the success of Borderlands and the benchmark shooter Brothers in Arms? There are many females that enjoy playing video games and are fans of the films who are tired of playing as a male all the time. Lets let Gearbox Software see how important this is to the ALIENS franchise!

The petition’s goal was to reach 1000 signatures, and the current tally is 1,200. If you’d like to see some female colonial marines, it won’t cost you anything to sign the petition. Who knows — it may be the catalyst for change.

via VG247

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2 Comments on Aliens: Colonial Marines Petition for Playable Females


On July 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

The guys at Gearbox probably want to get an idea about how many female gamers are planning on buying the game. I doubt they would leave out that kind of content for final release.


On July 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

They probably cut them out to save on development time. As the petitioner suggested, it’s a baffling move for a game based on a series well known for strong female characters.