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Aliens: Colonial Marines, Others Revealed in March GI

Aliens: Colonial Marines

The March issue of GameInformer magazine just arrived at my doorstep, with a big, ugly xenomorph head staring out at me. After shooting it out the airlock, I quickly proceeded to read GI’s special on Aliens: Colonial Marines, SEGA and Gearbox Software’s newest iteration in the iconic science-fiction horror franchise.

Colonial Marines will take place long after the deaths of the main characters of James Cameron’s Aliens film (including Ripley), and will follow the story of four new marines. Sent to investigate the spaceship Sulaco, you will have to survive through the inevitable Alien attacks and nerve-crushing bouts of fear.

The developers are creating a world ripped directly from the film, and they hope to maintain a level of character development, alien design, and terror consistent with Cameron’s film.

The game supports up to 4-player online co-operative play, and will release for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC in early 2009 (EDIT: now it’s ’08). Also included in this month’s issue of GameInformer are specials on Champions Online (a new superheroes MMO) and Red Faction: Guerilla (the sequel to the cult classic FPS).

EDIT 1: SEGA just pushed the release date up to “late 2008.”

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