Aliens: Colonial Marines Will Provide Lots of Marines to Get Eaten by Aliens (TRAILER)

The latest (slightly artsy) trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines shows us that poop is flying toward the fan at an incredible rate in the game, what with the aliens in the floors/ceilings and underneath the various facilities somehow left standing on the ruined LV-426. It also shows us that there are a lot of marines in play in the upcoming game/sequel to the James Cameron film from 1986, which likely means that not too long into the game, there will be a lot of lifeless former-marine husks with giant holes in their chests hanging from walls, too.

About which I am excited.

One thing gives me pause for Colonial Marines, and that’s the marines themselves. I’m hoping Gearbox has the foresight to realize that much of what made Aliens so good was its cast of characters, even the ones who died with only one or two mentions of their names. Half the movie is dedicated to everything but xenomorphs. I’m going to need to care about a few Hudsons, Vasquezes, Hickses, Drakes and Frosts (not to mention Apones!) before they all get chewed up and used as alien baby food this fall.

Download the trailer here.

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1 Comment on Aliens: Colonial Marines Will Provide Lots of Marines to Get Eaten by Aliens (TRAILER)

quicktooth

On January 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Good point! Lots of material for character development in this game; lots of *testing* of characters at least. Here’s hoping for more fine people like the protagonists of Aliens :D . Oh and writers, that means people who grow, overcome their fear/etc, and ultimately *get* the ability to do what they need to do; not start the day as a superhero. And maybe a few who don’t (although the marines’ leader in Aliens DID go out like a hero, so he sort of made up for his bad leadership).