Aliens: Conlonal Marines gets delayed into 2013, over half a decade since the game was announced

Today, SEGA has revealed a final release date for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of their upcoming Aliens game. The game will be available February 13th, 2013, more than six years after it was first announced on December 11th, 2006, alongside the canceled WRPG Aliens game from Oblivion. By the time gamers will finally be able to play the game, an entire console generation would have nearly come and gone.

Will the wait be worth it? Who knows, but above is a trailer to help you pass the time. The Wii U version of this game still doesn’t have a confirmed release date.

Hit the jump for the press release

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (May 21, 2012) – SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe Ltd., Gearbox Software and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines™ will be in stores worldwide on February 12, 2013. As the authentic addition to the ALIENS franchise canon, the game’s stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver breathtakingly immersive single, cooperative and competitive multi-player modes. Providing for an innovative asymmetrical competitive multiplayer experience, Aliens: Colonial Marines lets players fight in first person as the ultimate combatants – 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.

“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”

“We knew this game would be incredible from the moment Gearbox began developing Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said, Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing for SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Now that the title is in its final stretch of development, we can confidently release the exact date that gamers will finally get to experience this blockbuster thrill-ride.”

“SEGA has a proven track record with the ALIENS franchise. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR released by SEGA in 2009 became one of their top-selling titles,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President for New Media for Fox Consumer Products. “We look forward to working with them and bringing an exciting new way for fans to immerse themselves in the ALIENS world.”

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. 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.

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 and for press assets please go to www.sega-press.com.

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9 responses to “Aliens: Conlonal Marines gets delayed into 2013, over half a decade since the game was announced

  1. ??? says:

    “Now the release date was moved up to Febuary 12th, 2013. If you guys forgot, the game was announced back in December 11th, 2006 along with a now canceled WRPG by Obsidian. If you added your zeros correctly you would know that by the time the game is released it will be 5 years since the title was first announced. Yes, we have been waiting for half a decade.”

    I don’t think you added your zeros correctly

  2. Shigs says:

    Ummmm this is bad. Unless they have an unannounced, big sonic franchise game, the only game that’s gonna be released on disc seems to be SAASRT. Aliens is supposed to be their big budget title of the year!

    I know they are going mainly digital but…’cmon!

  3. Shigs says:

    True, but I don’t think that’s a title they were gonna hedge their bets on.

  4. SaturnineNights says:

    There’s a typo in the story, even though I *wish* it was released on February 13, 2012…. 😉

  5. -nSega54- says:

    Fixed the type-os. SEGAbits editor, at your service. :]

    I’m glad they’re taking the time to get the game right. I just hope the game doesn’t release and have something like a 5-hour campaign after all this development time. Seriously.

  6. radrappy says:

    Holy mother of god. Not to be a negative nelly but watching the game in action really makes it look terrible. Characters are hardly interacting with their environments correctly. At 1:14 the alien lumbers awkwardly towards camera, jittering slightly as it attacks. The characters look bland and the art style unremarkable. If this is one of sega’s biggest titles for 2013, we are in a heap of trouble. Would love to be completely wrong though!

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