Aliens: Colonial Marines Coming Soon
Aliens: Colonial Marines is an upcoming First Person Shooter for all Sony’s PS3, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U and even PC. Developed by Gearbox Software and produced by SEGA, Aliens: Colonial Marines makes use of the various characters and events surrounding the second film within the Alien franchise. Fans of the film series will likely gain additional enjoyment from playing this title, as the game’s storyline takes place directly after the events of Aliens, with player avatar USCM Corporal Christopher Winter on a search and rescue mission to retrieve Ellen Ripley and the other missing marines. Furthermore, 20th Century Fox has confirmed that its story is canon within the Alien franchise.
Gameplay features include dealing with Facehuggers and Chestbursters, as well as Drone, Warrior, Runner, and Queen classifications of xenomorphs. While the game utilizes no HUD, a motion sensor is displayed to sense these enemies. When the player inevitably encounters hostile creature, he will have access to a flamethrower, shotgun, smartgun, pulse rifle, pistol, RPG, and turret sentries. Additionally, welding torches can be utilized to seal hatches and doorways aboard the U.S.S. Sulaco, LV-426, and the derelict ship from Alien. Multiplayer exists in a four player mode, retro two player split-screen, six-on-six team deathmatch, and a special four player “Escape” mode akin to the Left 4 Dead series. Aliens: Colonial Marines is set to launch on February 12th of 2013.