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New Aliens: Colonial Marines Screenshots Show Aliens And Colonial Marines In Screenshots

GAME OVER MAN! Oh, we've done that one.

I’ll admit, when a mate first told me about Aliens when I was a kid, I was a bit scared.  In fact, when browsing VHS tapes at the local video hire, we opted, under considerable duress from myself, for Predator instead – it looked less likely to give me nightmares and, besides, who the hell was this Weaver woman when I could stare at Arnie for an hour and half, right?

I’m also happy to admit that I was completely wrong, and whilst it took me six months to finally get around to watching Aliens, I’m delighted that I did because it quickly became one of my favourite film series, the recent Blu-ray versions a particularly poignant delight about just how fantastic films could be in the eighties.

And yes, I even loved Alien 3.  Read the book and everything.

For me, though, Aliens games haven’t been that great.  The original coin-op felt like a Turtles rip off, the 16-bit home versions and ports never really picking up on the tension and instead just opting for action, which for me wasn’t what the movies were about at all.  The Aliens vs Predator games were OK, but what I really wanted was something that was really just based on that film I skipped over way back when.  Something awesome.

Thankfully, it looks like Gearbox are on the case.  Colonial Marines has been one of those titles that seems to have been delayed and revamped nearly as much as Duke Nukem Forever, but it’s now not that far away and it’s looking like being the perfect game for fans – pulse rifles, Hadley’s Hope, facehuggers and – er – M16s.

Looks nice, right?

Apparently the Wii U version is looking like being the best one.  Director on the project Brian Martel said that there’s more RAM in the Nintendo console than the other two, which makes the Aliens more shiny and the pulse rifle sound more pulse rifley.  Hardly surprising, really, the Vita‘s got more RAM than the PS3.  Hell, my Casio calculator does too.

It doesn’t.

13 Comments
  1. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Almost worth buying a WiiU just to use the tablet controller as the motion sensor… Will have the bonus of being able to play Mario 22, Zelda 16 & Mario Kart 36 too.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 15:12.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      “Will have the bonus of being able to play Mario 22, Zelda 16 & Mario Kart 36 too.”

      Oh you.

      Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 15:15.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Almost worth buying a WiiU just to use the tablet controller as the motion sensor… Will have the bonus of being able to play EXACTLY THE SAME FUCKING GAMES AS EVERY OTHER FUCKING NINTENDO CONSOLE.

      And breathe.

      Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 15:45.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        but its Mario ?

        Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 16:12.
  2. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    I hate Gearbox as a company but my love of the Aliens franchise may convince me to get this one (if it ever reaches store shelves of course)

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 15:30.
  3. retro_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    It’d be good if I could play via the Vita controller. Voila, Vita screen = Motion sensor.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 15:36.
  4. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Know one of the guys that made the Aliens Trilogy for the PS1. That was a good game! He is now an IT Manager for a local school, how times change.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 16:26.
  5. BLAGGER
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I even loved Alien 3 as well, I’m also going to be as bold as saying I preferred it to Aliens due to the tension than ‘one’ Alien created. Don’t get me wrong Aliens was still a great film but I felt the Aliens there were a little too easy to wipe out….but hey thats just me!

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 17:03.
  6. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Looks great, cannot wait!

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 17:55.
  7. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Looks good and seeing as i love having Aliens in First Person Shooters, i may actually pick it up, provided it’s good. :)

    I wonder if the Aliens will be hard as hell to kill to help with the immersion and if Facehuggers will prove to be a deadly threat? I don’t want to be able to mow down hundreds of Xenomorphs as it wouldn’t be living up to the Aliens name. Plus, this is the one game that i want to actually see a bald space marine. :p

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 19:22.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      based on what the film Aliens was like though, there will probably be a hell of a lot of xeno’s to kill. Not like the first where it was just the one :P

      Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 20:46.
  8. MadBoJangles
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Looks really good to moi :)

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 20:27.
  9. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Not the biggest FPS fan but everything about this game looks top notch and I’m really looking forward to it.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 20:42.

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