What do Aliens, Co-Op, and Battle Star Galactica all have in common? Well in some way or another they are all involved with the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines title from Gearbox Software. According to a Shacknews interview with Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford, the game's story has been written by two veteran BSG writers. Both Bradley Thompson and David Weddle helped write the story, so much story in fact, that they could make an "entire TV season" out of it...ironic I know. So how did Gearbox manage to snag these fine folks away from the awesomeness that is Battlestar Galactica? Two words: writers strike.
This game is shaping up to be a surefire winner with both 4 player co-op, drop-in/drop-out support, a killer setting, and now some Hollywood talent behind the story. Can this get any better? You be the judge, just look at the new screenshots.