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.