Aliens: Colonial Marines has been in our database and on our news radar for quite some time. In fact, our first article about the game came more than three years ago in February. Delayed and pushed aside a few times, it seems the Gearbox developed title is finally going to see the light of day in the Spring of 2012. Today Sega, the game's publisher, has put out an official press release stating such a date and an announcement the game would be on display at E3 2011.
With that info we get our first glimpse at the game's story - which is said to focus on a tight cooperative experience.
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.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is still planned for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC with four player online co-op support. Further details about the titles options we hope are on display at E3 - and if we're really lucky - we may actually get to play the game. For now we can all just sit back and enjoy this teaser trailer for the game which seems to unveil several of our character names.