Aliens: Colonial Marines is only two months away from release after years of waiting. The Gearbox developed title, featuring a four player co-op campaign, has been high on our anticipation lists for a very long time. As we inch ever close to the February 12th release date on Xbox 360, PlayStation and PC we plan to consume every bit of info we can. There's a Wii U version of the game in development as well, but a release date for that has not been announced.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally going to see the light of day on February 12th,2013. The game has the current record for longest co-op game in our database without a release, and after numerous delays, it's finally going to happen. Slowly but surely the Gearbox developed title is leaking out details about its offerings, including a full four player co-op campaign and numerous versus multiplayer modes. But today we have a trailer for a co-op mode called Survival. I bet you can't guess what you do in it.
Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Aliens: Colonial Marines New York Comic Con Event. I'll just get it out of the way right now and admit that I know very little about the Aliens universe and lore. I have absolutely nothing against it, I just haven't gotten around to watching any of the movies. That being said, however, I have some friends who are huge fans and they've gotten me curious about the upcoming game.
In a move that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, at PAX 2012 Gearbox announced there will be playable female characters for the cooperative campaign and multiplayer modes in Aliens: Colonial Marines. This stems from an E3 interview with Gearbox's Brian Burleson in which he was asked the question: "Will there be a choice to play as a female Marine?" His response: "No, sorry, no..."
Machinima's Inside Gaming series continues to profile Aliens: Colonial Marines. This video has the fellas from Gearbox discussing how they develop tension in a game like A:CM. The setting, lighting, and sounds all come into play. Of course, the most effective tool is the motion tracker, which lets you know when the xenomorphs are closing in. Pretty much every personal radar in every game, ever, is based off this device.
When we last saw the Gearbox team heading up Aliens: Colonial Marines, they were giving their best Blue Steel impressions as their names flashed onscreen to uneasy pulses of a motion tracker. (I'm totally jealous. Whenever I hear strange noises and see words buzzing by my head I'm supposed to lay down for a few hours.) Well, the gang is back, and they've got more info on their canonical sequel to the Aliens film.
Alien movies are known for their gruesome horror, and having pushed the boundaries of Sci-Fi to where it stands today. Taking that into account, we think you should watch this video involving Gearbox’s game development of Aliens' post events in Aliens: Colonial Marines.
In an E3 live chat Gearbox producer Brian Burleson let it slip that players will not be able to play as female Marines in Aliens: Colonial Marines. This came as a shock to fans of the series. Strong female characters are a hallmark of the Alien franchise. For Gearbox to not feature a female lead is more than a mere oversight, it's a tragedy.
Aliens: Colonial Marines had a strong presence at the Sega booth. Gearbox managed to score the original Alien Queen as well as a sweet Powerloader/Soldier Alien display. The multiplayer versus mode of the game was available to the press (short line) and public (ridiculous line). The gameplay featured a team of Marines in a heated battle against a pack (gaggle, hive, herd, murder?) of Xenomorphs. Yeah, I know it's not co-op, but at least Mike and I would get a chance to feel how the game played. And it felt goooooood.
We all know that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed until next year, which makes this sweet Collector's Edition all the more painful to behold. The highlight of the CE is the bad-ass resin Powerlaoder-squishing-a-xenomorph statue. I still don't understand how there's not a Powerloader in every garage in America, you know, for gardening and stuff. You can see all the included items in the collector's edition after the break.
There was a time when we thought we'd see Aliens: Colonial Marines in the Spring...of 2010. There was also a time when we thought we'd see the game coming this Fall. Sadly I've run out of movie quotes to use for the latest delay. Today, Gearbox and SEGA have announced the "official" release date for the four player co-op game - and that date is - February 12th, 2013.
New screenshots and several previews have hit the web for Aliens: Colonial Marines. The screens all look incredibly good, with the details on both characters and envioronments standing out. Obviously with this being an Aliens game, atmosphere is key, and it looks like Gearbox nailed it.
Did you hear? Aliens: Colonial Marines got some brand-spanking new box art! Game packaging is usually not that big of a deal, but, you know, it's Aliens: Colonial Marines. Some of us have been waiting for this game for a long time. Heck, the staff at Amazon still has their hopes up for a March release, despite the official delay until this Fall. At least we have some sweet, sweet box art to gaze upon:
"Oh dear Lord Jesus, this ain't happening, man... This can't be happening, man! This isn't happening!"
Aliens: Colonial Marines is sure to be an awesome take on the Aliens franchise, with its authentic design and 4-player online co-op. But you know what would make it even better? A Collector's Edition, that's what. Thanks to French gaming site GamesKyo, we now have a detailed picture of the Collector's Edition contents. Hope you like big boxes!
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