Aliens: Colonial Marines Continues The Aliens Saga In February

By Ishaan . May 21, 2012 . 9:00am

Sega announced a release date for Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox’s videogame sequel to the Aliens movie, this morning. Colonial Marines is a sci-fi horror first-person shooter where you play as U.S.S. Colonial Marine who’s part of a rescue effort searching for Ellen Ripley and the rest of the Sulaco crew. Here’s a trailer for the game:



Aliens: Colonial Marines lets you go at its campaign either in single player or co-op. There’s also a competitive multiplayer mode where you can play as Xenomorphs. The Colonial Marines are played from a first-person perspective, while Xenomorphs make you play in third-person.


Aliens: Colonial Marines will be released on February 12th, 2013, for the the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. A release date for the Wii U version will be announced at a later time. If you’d like to read more about the game, we got a chance to try it out last year. Here are our hands-on impressions.

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  • James Beatty

    I’m really interested in the Wii U version. One of the developers had some pretty positive things to say about it saying that in his opinion it’s the definitive version of the game. Both control wise and graphic wise.

    • boundries_san

      Me too lol. It seems Gearbox is really supporting Nintendo here especially on Wii U. Hope that this game will have some love here.^^ As Aliens is maybe one of my favorite movie in my childhood lol as how Predator looks so cool till now for me.^^

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’s a minor thing, but I recall one of the devs saying they may use the Wii U pad to replicate the motion sensor. That convinced me to hold out for the Wii U version lol.

  • malek86

    Just as long as they let me adjust the FOV in the PC version this time. If they botch it again, I probably won’t able to play more than 5 minutes, like in AvP2010.

    Then again, it’s not the same developer, so I’m hopeful.

  • Spider-Man

    “While Xenomorphs make you play in third-person.”

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yea, I’ve been waiting for this ever since I got that issue of GI years back. This is going to be incredible.

  • Bentan

    game over man, game over!

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