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.”