SEGA and FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO LAUNCH Aliens: Colonial marines Globally on February 12, 2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines now has an official release date tacked on, and with E3 coming up this news could not have come a minute too soon. The triple threat of SEGA, Gearbox, and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available worldwide on February 12th, 2013.
We got the opportunity to check out Aliens: Colonial Marines at PAX Prime, and actually had a blast demoing it, so it’s pretty exciting to hear the news that this will be the first blockbuster shooter of 2013. Keeping true to the ALIENS franchise, Aliens: Colonial Marines boasts eye-bleeding graphics and adrenaline-pumping action with its “immersive single, cooperative and competitive multi-player modes.”
If you want more on our actual impressions of the game then you definitely want to check out our PAX East preview.
“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”
“We knew this game would be incredible from the moment Gearbox began developing Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said, Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing for SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Now that the title is in its final stretch of development, we can confidently release the exact date that gamers will finally get to experience this blockbuster thrill-ride.”
“SEGA has a proven track record with the ALIENS franchise. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR released by SEGA in 2009 became one of their top-selling titles,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President for New Media for Fox Consumer Products. “We look forward to working with them and bringing an exciting new way for fans to immerse themselves in the ALIENS world.”
[pullquote_left]Fight the Fear in 2013’s First Blockbuster Shooter[/pullquote_left]In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the ALIENS universe.
Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available in stores across the globe on February 12, 2013 on PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. A release date for the announced Wii U version will be revealed at a later time.
Head over to the SEGA website for more information or follow them on Twitter, @SEGA, you can also follow Gearbox Software on Twitter, @GearboxSoftware, or like the game on Facebook www.facebook.com/aliensgames.