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Aliens: Colonial Marines - Gen. Discussion & Info


#1 fullmetalfan720   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1688 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:10 PM

UPDATE: 3/13
Here is some new info on Aliens:

22 years seems like a long time to wait for a movie tie-in. But, then, not every movie is the genre-busting horrorfest Aliens, James Cameron's all-action sci-fi sequel to Ridley Scott's similarly brilliant Alien. If Aliens: Colonial Marines is even half as thrilling an experience, the double decade wait will have been worth it.
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It's not exactly a tie-in to Aliens - instead Colonial Marines takes place after Alien 3, with a squad of the aforementioned grunts on a mission to locate the Sulaco spacecraft and figure out where Ripley, Apone, Hicks, Burke, Gorman and the rest of Aliens' ill-fated cast have got to.
This month, both Official PlayStation Magazine UK and Official Xbox 360 Magazine UK were lucky enough to witness Colonial Marines in action, while visiting developer Gearbox. We've gathered together some of the juiciest new info morsels:
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- There'll be a range of both claustrophobic indoor combat and less-restrictive outdoor conflict. Art on show in Gearbox HQ shows city areas, too. Though we'll probably be happy about being cooped up in a dingy colony base, with plenty of room to hide, when it's time for the Make A Stand scenarios.
These pre-determined moments see you first holing up and preparing a location to defend, with bomb-traps or auto-turrets, or by sealing doors with hand-torches. Then, the aliens begin to swarm your position. We're wetting ourselves already.
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- It will feature four-player drop in co-op. With either system link, split screen or online multiplayer support, you'll be able to face the horde of xenomorphs alongside your buddies. Or run away and leave them to deal with the mess. Whichever.
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- It has quick-time events. But, fortunately, instead of huge button-icons appearing on screen and destroying the brooding atmosphere, subtle colour-coded tinges to the edges of your view will alert you to a required button press. Though OPM rekon it takes some getting used to.
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- Gearbox haven't put the acid blood in yet. Eventually, the acid blood splurged from wounded aliens will scar and damage the environment - though not quite so much that the floor will fall out from under you.
But when OPM saw Colonial Marines, the blood wasn't wreaking this sort of havoc, though Gearbox assure us all that "there will be acid blood in the game".
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Grab yourself a copy of Official PlayStation Magazine UK and Official Xbox 360 Magazine UK for the full, fantastic reports. OPM is on sale tomorrow, OXM is on sale Thursday 13 March

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It's featured in this month's Game Informer magazine. (Which I have right now.)


http://kotaku.com/35...ames-christened

Next month's Game Informer has the scoop on two big-name upcoming shooters. One is Gearbox's Aliens game, the other Volition's third Red Faction title. While the mag's not out yet, leaving us frustratingly short on info and screens, we can see that both games at least have snappy new subtitles, making it all the easier for us to differentiate them from past titles in the series/franchise. "Gearbox's Aliens game" can now be referred to as Aliens: Colonial Marines. What, I hear you ask, no Aliens, no Predator, no vs? Not a big surprise: we've heard the game is based very closely on the look/feel of Jim Cameron's film and Syd Mead's designs.

Aliens looks like it's going to be good. The screenshots look really good. It's not coming out until the first half of 2009 though.

Scans here:

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Here are bigger versions:
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#2 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43996 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:09 PM

Scans?

#3 fullmetalfan720   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1688 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:15 PM

Doing that now

#4 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   761 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:27 PM

I hope it's not just marines you can play... the great thing about the AVP PC game series was that you played through each game 3 times, one as the human, one as an alien, and one as a predator. I hope they do that again, it was awesome.

#5 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:35 AM

Tag for scans.

#6 Ikohn4ever   No Women, No Children CAGiversary!   10804 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:39 AM

wonder if they got H. R. Giger to be a consulting Artist and put big Vaginas on everything. One can hope.

#7 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   8984 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:22 AM

I just got my issue of GI today, and it already looks amazing. The game is still pretty far off, but at least I have something to look forward to in 2009. :D

#8 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43996 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:36 AM

Off topic but what's with the Obama/Cheapy banners that lots of CAG's have? Someone PM me if it will derail the thread...thanks.

#9 fullmetalfan720   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1688 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:26 AM

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#10 fullmetalfan720   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1688 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:21 PM

A few scans are uploaded.

#11 Rusty Ghia   Abides CAGiversary!   963 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:51 AM

I just got my issue of GI today, and it already looks amazing. The game is still pretty far off, but at least I have something to look forward to in 2009. :D



The press release put out by SEGA says that the game is supposed to come out in late 2008. Sounds to me like they're going to rush the game out to make the holidays.

SEGA Reveals Details Of Upcoming Aliens: Colonial MarinesTM Video Game

First-Person Shooter Based on Popular Motion Picture Franchise Coming to Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, and PC in Late 2008

LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO (February 21st, 2008) - SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today revealed details of the highly anticipated squad-based first-person shooter video game, Aliens: Colonial Marines™. Licensed through an exclusive agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising and developed by Gearbox Software, the game will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC in late 2008.

In Aliens: Colonial Marines, 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. Driven by a compelling and original story penned by renowned writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle Aliens: Colonial Marines will retain the atmospheric look and feel of the original films while leveraging next-generation technology to create an entirely new interactive Aliens experience.

Packing classic Aliens weaponry ranging from pulse rifles to flamethrowers as well as brand-new equipment and skills all within a squad-based combat system, players will become an elite United States Colonial Marine. 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.

Since its 1979 debut, Alien and its three sequels have grossed more than $557 million worldwide, garnering numerous awards, including two Academy Awards®.



#12 fullmetalfan720   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1688 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:47 AM

Scans are up!

#13 fullmetalfan720   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1688 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:49 PM

New info is up, thanks to gamesradar.

#14 Rusty Ghia   Abides CAGiversary!   963 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:30 PM

Anyone been able to check out any of the extra information at gameinformer.com? You have to log-in with a subscription code or some such to access it.

#15 raziel99   Banned Banned   8 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

Must have!!!

#16 Rusty Ghia   Abides CAGiversary!   963 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:11 AM

Bad news, the game has been pushed back to 2010 in favor of an Aliens Vs. Predator game. Yuck.

http://kotaku.com/51...s-again-in-2010

Aliens: Colonial Marines (not to mention the Aliens RPG from Obsidian that we've not heard one thing about since) was announced way the hell back in 2006. What the hell is the delay? I'd be surprised if it doesn't end up canceled, just like the PS2 version that was announced in 2001.

#17 Kayden   Banned Banned   17673 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:16 AM

The original AvP games were dollars.