Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Hints At Story

We keep hearing things coming out of the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines that explain what the hell is going on, but vaguely.

For example, most of the game takes place on or over LV-426, the planet with the crashed derelict from Alien and the site of Hadley’s Hope, the colony destroyed in Aliens. For some reason, the Sulaco — the ship on which Ripley and her marine buddies arrived at LV-426 in the second film — has returned to that planet, even though it had left after Alien and ended up elsewhere (setting up the events of Alien 3).

We still don’t know exactly why the Sulaco is back at LV-426 or what’s going on there, but we do know that it seems to be the game’s central mystery. When you arrive with your marine squad at the outset of the game, you’re trying to figure out what happened to the Sulaco, at the very least. Information about the circumstances of Aliens and Alien 3 seems to be available to character in Colonial Marines, so the suggestion is that something else is going on regarding this particular ship and this particular planet.

Check out the trailer below, and be sure to read Ben Richardson’s recent preview of Gearbox’s upcoming Aliens sequel. Colonial Marines is due out on Feb. 12.

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1 Comment on Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Hints At Story


On December 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

I had very little interest in this game when I first read about it, the franchise has been diluted and made a mess of over the years. Countless mediocre crossovers, the disastrous third and fourth films, there is little left to be excited about.

But after watching this trailer I am optimistic, they seem to have gone back to what made Aliens so great and capture that magic. Hell it even has a cameo from Hicks, the one character that should never have been killed off in the third film.

I doubt it will have as great as story as the cancelled Obsidian Alien RPG, but Gearbox are good developers that make fun games, I was ambivalent at first, but now I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of this.

Stay Frosty.