Gearbox’s Alien game is finally coming back into the spotlight and this means they are letting us in on some more details. We now have a time frame for the game’s release, which will be sometime in spring 2012. The game will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Furthermore, Gearbox and their publishers, Sega, provide us with some information about the story and setting in the game.
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.
Unfortunately, the game has been delayed to 2013. Here is a snip from the official press release courtesy of Joystiq.com:
Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available in stores across the globe on February 12, 2013 on PlayStation®3 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.