SEGA America has announced “Escape mode” which will be a new competitive multiplayer mode for Gearbox Software’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. The new mode will take a team of four Marines and pit them against a four person Xenomorph team. The goal for the Marines is to work together to escape the map, there will be a time limit so your actions are crucial. As the opposing team, the Xenomorph, your job is to destroy marines.
The new mode will be playable at this year’s PAX 2012 event. Hit the jump for the full press release.
SAN FRANCISCO (August 30, 2012) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and Gearbox Software today announced Escape mode, a new competitive multiplayer mode, for its highly anticipated blockbuster Aliens: Colonial Marines™ video game, launching February 12, 2013 worldwide. With a competitive death match game mode already revealed earlier in the year, Escape mode is the second in a number of competitive multiplayer modes for Aliens: Colonial Marines and will challenge players in an intense scenario against the universe’s deadliest killers, the Xenomorph. Escape mode will debut at PAX Prime 2012, August 31 – September 2, in Seattle. SEGA’s booth covers numbers 242 and 252 on the show floor.
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. The Colonial Marines must blast their way through the fast-paced map in order to escape the attacking Xenomorphs, who in return will try to eliminate their prey as quickly as possible. Under the pressure and limited in time, players will have to work together as a team, utilizing each faction’s unique skills, and identifying their opponents’ weak spots to either reach the safety of the escape point or to eliminate their targets.
In addition to a host of stations with the brand new Escape mode playable at SEGA’s PAX booth (number 242 and 252), fans can experience the threat of the aliens firsthand and climb inside SEGA’s custom-made 16 foot powerloader statue with an attacking Xenomorph on it and have their picture taken. Players up for the challenge can also compete in daily Team Deathmatch competitions against the team from Gearbox Software for the chance to win Aliens: Colonial Marines prize packs. Competitions will be held at Alienware’s PAX booth, number 3636. See http://www.alienwarearena.com/news/768/alienware-pax-prime-2012 for details.
In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. As the authentic addition to the ALIENS franchise canon, the game’s stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver a breathtakingly immersive four-player drop-in drop-out cooperative campaign and expansive competitive multiplayer mode. Providing for an innovative asymmetrical competitive multiplayer experience, Aliens: Colonial Marines lets players fight in first person as the ultimate badasses – the United States Colonial Marines, or in third person as the universe’s deadliest killers – the Xenomorphs. Plunging into familiar and new environments from the iconic film franchise, players will have to fight the fear and face the true horrors of the ALIENS universe.
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.
For more information, please visit www.sega.com/alienscolonialmarines