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Aliens: Colonial Marines – From Concept to Game #3

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Aliens: Colonial Marines – Alien Queen Wallpaper

Lock and load Marines – we’ve got an all new Wallpaper available for Aliens: Colonial Marines featuring the Alien Queen. Get ready to face off against the Alien threat this February 12, 2013 – nearly a month to go!

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Aliens: Colonial Marines – From Concept to Game #2

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All New Aliens: Colonial Marines Previews Online!

Recently, Gearbox Software and SEGA sat down with journalists to walk through the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines. Journalists got hands on time with both the singleplayer and multiplayer sections of the game and they have a ton of new info to talk about.

We’ve pulled some of the articles in this blog, with more to follow throughout the day / week. Check back to see more coverage on Aliens: Colonial Marines!


Aliens: Colonial Marines

Colonial Marines does a great job of mimicking the chilly atmospherics of the movies. The sound design was mostly quiet in downtime but the screeches of the Xenos and the bursts of the Pulse Rifles sounded “right.” Environments are appropriately dark and become oozy and throbbing as you enter the Xenos’ nests.

Read the full Kotaku preview


Aliens: Colonial Marines

Gearbox’s game gets a lot of things right. It authentically weaves itself into the world established by Scott and extended by Cameron, but it’s perhaps the sound effects more than anything that really sell that illusion. From the unnerving, anxious beep of the motion tracker to the spluttering plasma rifle, the game sounds exactly like the movie. And the visuals aren’t far behind: you’ll walk down corridors and through rooms that look eerily familiar.

Read the full IGN preview here

AVP Galaxy

Aliens: Colonial Marines

I was pretty eager to get myself inside the remains of the colony, to see the current generation recreation of Hadley’s Hope. That said, as I explored the surface I found myself impressed with the little details. During the intervening time between Alien and Aliens we know that the Derelict ship was damaged by volcanic activity – so there I am, exploring the outside of the colony and I come across a plethora of cool things including an EEV from the Sulaco or the Sephora and huge gaping chasms to an active lava stream. It is not an in-your-face reference but the subtly made me smile.

Read the extensive AVPGalaxy preview here


Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines may be a pretty typical asymmetrical multiplayer shooter at heart, but during my play session it accomplished something Left 4 Dead never could: it managed to keep its horror horrifying.

Read the full Gamespy preview here

And More to Come!

As we troll through the interwebs in search of coverage, expect to see more links here. Though you’ve got you hands full with the first batch to read, so check back throughout the day for more!

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Aliens: Colonial Marines – From Concept to Game

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Introducing the Survivor Multiplayer Mode in Aliens: Colonial Marines

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More Aliens: Colonial Marines Wallpapers!

Today we have all new Wallpapers for Aliens: Colonial Marines. Today’s release is from our boxart, which serves as a nice reminder that Colonial Marines is just a few months away!

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Two New Aliens: Colonial Marines Screenshots

Two new screens for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines – which screen is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines is launching on February 12, 2013! For more screenshots, updates, and exclusives – head to the official Facebook page!


SEGA and Gearbox Host New York Comic-con Panel

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SEGA and Gearbox Software today announced actor Lance Henriksen as a special guest for their New York Comic-Con panel, “Designing the Videogame Sequel to ALIENS – Aliens: Colonial Marines and the challenges of scale and canon.” The panel will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 and will give an inside look at the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Presenting Gearbox Software’s journey into the ALIENS franchise will be CEO/President Randy Pitchford, Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel, Writer/Chief Creative Champion Mikey Neumann, and Design Director John Mulkey. Golden Globe-nominated actor Lance Henriksen, who portrayed Bishop in ALIENS and reprises the role in the upcoming game, will join the Gearbox team and panel moderator Gary Whitta, Hollywood screenwriter and former Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer, to discuss his role in the title.

Gearbox Software developers and Henriksen will share insights into the exciting journey that developing Aliens: Colonial Marines has been – from diving deep into the ALIENS mythology to updating the legacy and the challenges of telling a new story in a beloved franchise. Panelists will touch upon what it means to create a video game sequel to one of the most talked about cult classics of all time, working with famed futurist Syd Mead, and building upon the iconic films while still staying true to the US Colonial Marines’ spirit.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Panel Info
“Designing the Video Game Sequel to ALIENS – Aliens: Colonial Marines and the Challenges of Scale and Canon”
Location: Room 1A07, Javits Center, NYC
Date: Saturday, October 13th
Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm

See the Epic Powerloader & More!

New York Comic-con 2012

In addition to attending the panel, fans can experience the threat of the aliens first-hand and climb inside SEGA’s custom-made 16-foot powerloader with an attacking Xenomorph to have their picture taken. The impressive statue will be featured in New York Comic-Con’s main lobby and is open to the public!

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SEGA @ Eurogamer Expo!


Eurogamer Expo is nearly here – the upcoming consumer event starts on September 27th and runs until the 30th! SEGA will be in attendance showing off some of our upcoming games and we want you to come by and play! We’ve got an exciting line up including Arkedo’s Hell Yeah!, Double Fine’s The Cave, and Gearbox Software’s Aliens: Colonial Marines!

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Aliens: Colonial Marines - Escape Mode

We’re excited to announce the attendance of Aliens Colonial Marines at this year’s Eurogamer Expo where we’ll be showcasing a new competitive multiplayer mode called Escape. If you’ve not yet seen the trailer, take a look here! An exhilarating experience for fans of the ALIENS universe, Escape mode puts the four-person US Colonial Marines team on the offensive against a four-player Xenomorph team. Can the Marines reach the extraction point? We’ll also be handing out a variety of Aliens: Colonial Marines merchandise to those who play the game so get there early!

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Unleash monster mayhem in the crazy action-adventure platformer set in Hell. Hell Yeah! launches in Europe this Wednesday (3rd Oct) and is available on PC, PSN and XBLA – but you can play it first and brag to all your friends about it. On an unrelated note, the first 1000 people to play Hell Yeah! are probably going to hell.

The Cave

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Ron Gilbert and Double Fine’s newest Adventure game is playable at Eurogamer! Come by the booth and experience this exhilarating puzzler as you solve a variety of conundrums in the depths of The Cave to reveal its mystical secrets.

The Cave Figurines
The first 1000 people to play The Cave at Eurogamer Expo will get a premium edition action figure of one of The Cave’s playable characters. The way the toys are packaged, you won’t know which character is inside, allowing The Cave to decide which character best suits you for the adventures that lie ahead.

Where do I sign up?

Eurogamer tickets are still available for Thursday & Friday! Head to their site and pick up tickets to attend!