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Big Aliens: Colonial Marines Info Blowout

Nuke 'em from orbit.

Looks like there was some kind of printing error in the latest issue of OXM, so the publishers have put up a PDF of the section of the magazine in question for everyone to download.

Luckily for us, it’s four pages all about Aliens: Colonial Marines.  We’ll not reproduce the pages here, we strongly suggest that Aliens fans (and anyone curious) download the full PDF for themselves.

There’s loads of new information in there, though.  Confirmation of four player co-op is nice, but it appears Gearbox are expanding on the story by focusing on the backup that arrived too late in the original Aliens film.

That, we assume, is where the player comes in – exploring the Sulaco and LV-426 – as part of a Colonial Marines unit.  You’ll have motion trackers (and can’t wield a gun at the same time) and apparently first impressions suggest the weapons are too weak.

Randy Pitchford says that he wants “to have the best looking engine that anyone’s ever seen for this type of game” – it sure does look nice in those screenshots.

Via Systemlink.

13 Comments
  1. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Never liked Aliens but it would be quite interesting to see how this will go… hopefully not the same fate of Duke.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2011 at 23:20.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      DNF was only finished off by Gearbox; 3D Realms were the ones who made the game in the first place.

      Comment posted on 05/07/2011 at 23:37.
      • wuntunzee
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        wow, I’ve only just realised Duke Nukem Forever’s acronym also means Did Not Finish.

        Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 11:50.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Well the only thing interesting from gearbox as been Borderlands, of course Duke Nukem was just finished off but this seems to be getting delayed a lot?… along….with more many more Aliens it seems.

      Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 00:26.
    • warp10ck
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      Something does bother me with this game and after seeing Aliens several times I remember that the planet exploded in a thermonuclear blast. I find it weird that they are annoucing this like some sort of sequel to the movie.

      So how is it that these marines can suddenly return to the planet to kick alien ass. Considering that the explosion would have taken care of buildings, people and aliens alike.
      It does not make any sense at all maybe the guys at gearbox should watch the movie again.

      Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 00:48.
      • BIGAL-1992
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        Actually, the planet itself wasn’t blown up, it was the terraformer that went sky high. Also, parts of the base would’ve possibly been left intact from the explosion, considering hown far away the terraformer was.

        Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 01:28.
  2. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Am I looking forward to it after reading this? Hell yeah.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2011 at 23:41.
  3. obiadekanobi1980
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    30 megaton explosion in the film when the terraformer goes the base is all connected to the machine by ventalation and piping its how the aliens get about the complex theres no way anything survived the only thing i can think of is there being more than 1 atmospheric processing plants on the planet and they rcived the broadcast as well about the aliens ship anywho it has to be authentic and they been talking to james cameron and one of the producers from the original film about the correct timeline.

    cant wait for this it better be 100x better than AVP game that was bunk

    Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 02:52.
  4. threelions_66
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    There’s a massive article in OPM as well, it has a timeline of the 4 films and the game, helps makes sense where it fits in to the Aliens universe

    Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 07:27.
  5. R4U Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    As much as I love the movies I really didnt like the newest AvP game so I’m hoping this is a lot better :)

    Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 09:38.
  6. Huddy
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    ‘They mostly come at night. Mostly.’

    Sorry, I just had to.

    Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 11:42.
    • Darksidesystems
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      But now all I hear is Eric Cartman’s voice!

      Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 12:35.
      • Darksidesystems
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        “Screw you (xenomorph) guys, I’m a-going home…”

        Comment posted on 06/07/2011 at 12:36.

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