Aliens: Colonial Marines has a definitive launch date and a new trailer. The team says that their vision has always been to create a video game sequel to the original Alien trilogy. They are trying to create fully featured with an exciting, suspenseful, thrilling and action packed narrative campaign that can be played alone or cooperatively combined with a robust competitive game where human players can take on the roles of Colonial Marines or Xenomorphs and do battle online.
They said the game must complement, but not re-tell the events of, the films. It must deliver an original story and fresh experience that, for those of us who grew up loving the Aliens films, builds and expands upon those events, but also stand on its own for those of us who may never have seen the movies.
The team noted that while it seems like gamers have been waiting for this title a long time, it’s all in the semantics. The game was announced much earlier than either Borderlands or Brothers In Arms, with both of those games they had chosen to wait to announce the game until it was much further along. In actuality, the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines has taken about the same time as the previous two titles I just mentioned.
And now for that release date. Aliens: Colonial Marines will launch on February 12, 2013 worldwide for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. A release date for Wii U will be revealed later.