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Aliens: Colonial Marines Will Have Female Characters

Girl power.

Gearbox have have responded to the criticism that their forthcoming game, Aliens: Colonial Marines, had no female characters.

The hive mind of the Internet was rather annoyed when the lack of ladies was uncovered, a surprising omission considering all of the Aliens films feature a strong female character in the lead role.

Aside from Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley the Aliens film also featured Jenette Goldstein as Private Vasquez, Cynthia Dale Scott as Corporal Dietrich, Colette Hiller as Corporal Ferro and Carrie Henn as Newt, a child who is the only survivor of the colony on LV-426.

“We realised some people were starting to feel bad. We exist to entertain people,” said Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, “I want everybody to be clear that there are playable females in both the multiplayer and the campaign.”

Source: Eurogamer

16 Comments
  1. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    “Newt, a child who is the only survivor of the colony on LV-426″

    Not strictly true. There were several survivors, albeit all cocooned up.

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 13:37.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      And they all get nuked at the end of the film, ergo she is the only suvivor at the end of the film.

      Anything else you’d like to get wrong? :)

      Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 13:42.
      • An-dz
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        I think she was killed in the opening scene of the next movie too come to think of it.

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 15:15.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Darth Vader is in fact Austin Power’s long long long lost uncle’s father’s brother. Also, Brave is a sequel to Braveheart. :P

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 15:43.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        Newt survived the colony, it was the trip on the spaceship that finished her off, and the was alive at the end of Aliens.

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 19:08.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        ^^^ This.

        Comment posted on 04/09/2012 at 09:24.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Last time I watched it at least one face hugger survived too. Semantics, eh?

        And technically the queen survived the colony. She died on the Sulaco.

        Comment posted on 04/09/2012 at 09:27.
  2. ClubberLang
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Hey Vasques, have you ever been mistaken for a man?

    No… chav yoo?

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 13:52.
    • ClubberLang
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      That’s CHav as in the Welsh pronunciation and not the Jeremy Kyle variety. :-)

      Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 14:11.
  3. Dazbobaby
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Lets ROCK!

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 14:04.
  4. lurch79
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    hope they dont delay the game again for 6 months to add her in

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 16:45.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      Well, they’ll need at least 3 months to analyse the female form in all its guises. Then they’ve got to get the boob jiggling and long hair swishing physics just right…

      Could take years!

      Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 18:01.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Lets not forget that they will also need to design the skimpiest outfit ever known to man for them to wear & give it +3 hp (for some reason).

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 18:49.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        didn’t you know Forrest?
        women’s skin is tougher than mithril in fantasy and sci fi.

        i just wish that were true in real life too, it would make shaving my legs a lot less painful.

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 19:10.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Buffalo Bill appreciates how durable a woman’s skin is.
        Especially with the right lotion. :P

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 19:52.
  5. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    well, good, it’s just a shame it took that for them to add some playable women into a game based on the Alien series, but at least they’ve seen sense now.

    and to those who criticised the people who complained about the lack of female marines, i say, it worked didn’t it?

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 19:07.

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