Posted on May 21, 2009,

First Media Released for Third Aliens Versus Predator Game

Courtesy of Sega Europe, a teaser trailer and hi-res screenshots of developer Rebellion’s Aliens Vs. Predator first person shooter game have been released. As the news heading suggests, these are the first public media glimpses of the game. While the press release reveals very little, we are, in fact, treated to a few morsels worthy as ‘news’.

We have confirmation that the single player will have three campaigns, each corresponding to the player’s role as the Colonial Marine, Alien, and Predator respectively. The setting and plot of the game take place on planet BG-386 where a group of mining colonists discover an ancient pyramid sealed by a mysterious race of aliens.

Being the stupidly curious type of colonists that they are, they awaken a “malevolent intelligence” that has been in dormancy for centuries. During their meddling within the pyramid, the colonists somehow trigger an alarm beacon that sends out an alert to a distant race of warriors who are “dispatched to ensure that it remains sealed at all costs”. So yeah, sounds like the plot from the movie Aliens mixed in with the first AvP movie.

Also confirmed by the press release was that three-way online multiplayer will be included.

Despite the scant info, it seems like AvP video game fans are going to get what they expect. The past AvP games followed similar suit. And given that this is the same developer who gave us those incredible experiences, I dare say a little “faith” is in order here.

Dubbed by SEGA as “the first title to be launched in SEGA’s forthcoming series of Aliens games”, AvP is scheduled for release sometime in early 2010.

You can check out a few in-game screens as well as SEGA’s AvP press release after the break.

AvP MarineAvP AlienAvP Predator

PRESS RELEASE

Game Info:

Developed at Rebellion by the team responsible for the original 1999 classic, in the all-new Aliens vs. Predator players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species; the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species. Aliens vs. Predator will also feature unique 3-way online multiplayer, allowing gamers to pit the three species against each other in the ultimate battle for survival and for the right to be crowned the deadliest species.

Bringing the most intense war between two of science-fiction’s most popular characters FPS fans, AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming. Experience distinctly new and thrilling first person gameplay as you survive, hunt and prey in the deadly jungles and swamps surrounding the damned colony of Freya’s Prospect. Play all sides off against each other in a series of unique 3-way online modes and go tooth-to-claw-to-pulse rifle in the reinvention of one of multiplayer gaming’s defining moments.

Aliens vs. Predator will be the first title to be launched in SEGA’s forthcoming series of Aliens games licensed by Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing).

Story:

On planet BG-386 a colonist mining group discovers an ancient pyramid containing a dark and horrible secret. Across the stars a race of warriors is alerted to the discovery of their pyramid and a hunting party is dispatched to ensure that it remains sealed at all costs, whilst deep inside the ruined pyramid a malevolent intelligence awakes from centuries of dormancy.

    Marine

    As Private Hal Edison, you’ll experience a claustrophobic and terrifying experience where light is your friend, but there’s never enough. However, the United States Marine Corps are humanity’s last line of defence, and as such they are armed to the teeth with the very latest in high explosive and automatic weaponry. The Marine’s story is an incredible fight against the odds, and the horrors lurking in the dark. Beset on all sides yet armed to the teeth, the Colonial Marine represents humanity’s last stand with the firepower to fight back.

    Alien

    As the most deadly species in the universe, the Alien offers you the chance to play as the very stuff of nightmares – the monster in the dark swarming forward with countless others, jaws like a steel trap and claws like blades. As the Alien, players will discover what it’s like to be the most murderous and lethal creature in the universe, with the ability to traverse any surface with awesome agility in order to get close enough to unleash its deadly teeth and claws.

    Predator

    As the Predator, you will stalk from the shadows and from above, passing athletically through the treetops to ambush your victims. Although equipped with an array of powerful, exotic weapons and tracking equipment, honour ultimately dictates that you must get in close and take your trophies face to face. A master of the hunt, the Predator grants the player a suite of exotic weaponry and equipment with which to stalk its unknowing prey. Earn the greatest honour by ambushing prey up-close and butchering them for a gory trophy kill.

Platforms:

Aliens vs. Predator is set to be released on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC in early 2010.

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2 Comments on First Media Released for Third Aliens Versus Predator Game

drsgfire

On May 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm

OMG…. it’s been so long sense I have experienced this feeling. Of excitement, anticipation over a PC title. I remember playing the out of AVP back in the 90′s. This looks so frickin good I think I may pass out now. If only we could get a Battlefield 3 that looked like this and was based in the current era then I’d be all set.

Steve

On May 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm

The original AvP was so ahead of its time. The last stand multiplayer co-op mode still has a lasting impression on me today. The new Survival mode in L4D is pretty much inspired by it (which I’m sure alot of games since then have been inspired as well).

I can remember playing the AvP2 marine campaign in the dark and having to stop playing because I was too freaked out to go on any longer.

AvP + dark = awesome

Man, those were memories…