Aliens: Colonial Marines Details

Aliens: Colonial Marines is starting to ramp up its presence in the media and now we can get in on some features of the game. In an interview with Gearbox’s Chief Creative Officer, Brian Matel, over at we learned the following:


-The game takes place after Alien 3.
-The game will feature COOP throughout the entire single player campaign (Possibly 4 players).
-Your friends wont necessarily replace existing NPCS and take away from the story.
-It uses a modified version of the Unreal 3 engine with deferred render techniques.
-They are working with the concept artist, Syd Mead, that worked on Blade Runner, Tron, and the Aliens film.
Lance Henriksen will voice Bishop.
-You play as a rescue squad sent to Hadley’s Hope to get to the other team.
-You will play as the Colonial Marines throughout the entire single player portion of the game. Martel states that this decision was made to provide a more solid game compared to splitting it up into separate campaigns for different forces (*cough* AVP *cough*).
-Multiplayer details are still unclear. Martel dodges the question about playing as Aliens in multiplayer.
-New Aliens such as the crusher will be present in addition to the Queen.
-Weapons include pulse rifles, shotguns, etc with attachments (grenade launchers scopes, etc).
-The game will be released on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime in 2012.