Aliens: Colonial Marines Announced

We got this through last Thursday, but we’re still ploughing through our emails (no, our penis is plenty big enough, thanks) after the trip. Interestingly, this is being developed by the guys at Gearbox, and will be a squad-based FPS with the full Aliens license. According to the press release, players are part of a United States Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an alien assault more intense and horrific than ever before.

The story will be an original one penned by renowned writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle and the game will retain the atmospheric look and feel of the original films, and will retain the classic Aliens weaponry, ranging from pulse rifles to flamethrowers as well as brand-new equipment and skills all within a squad-based combat system. Featuring claustrophobic environments, a brooding soundtrack, and a multitude of surprises and shocks, players will battle against menacing alien hordes in strikingly detailed levels that include the stark interiors of the abandoned Sulaco and unique environments created specifically for the game.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will feature a story driven single-player mode and an all-new four player co-op mode allowing players to share the chilling experience with three friends. In co-op mode, each player will assume the persona of a Colonial Marine and have a distinct role to play in the completion of every mission. Additionally, more multiplayer modes will be revealed later in the year that will complete the Aliens video game experience. Stay frosty.