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.