I recall playing the very first “Alien” game many, many years ago. In that one, you played a Marine fighting the acid-spewing alien menace in some tight, dark, and twisty corridors. There have been plenty of sequels since, but I haven’t picked up the franchise after that first one. This latest entry from Sega “Aliens: Colonial Marines” looks like it goes back and picks up where the “Aliens” movie by James Cameron left off. Teaser trailer for the game, due out sometime in 2012, and first image above.
Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.
Dodge the acid in 2012.