- May 23, 2012
i LOVED the survival mode of the origional AvP. I hope this game will be just as awesome
I hated the last one. I paid $5 for it, got a few hours in and gave up. It was pretty, but it wasn't any fun.
It is a direct sequel to the 1986 Aliens film.
wow now I'm definitely interested...I'm a huge fan of the first 3 movies (and even Prometheus)...just did a quick Google search on the game and read some really cool stuff...
"Gearbox Software's Community Manager confirmed that the game is considered an official part of the Alien franchise's canon by 20th Century Fox...The Sulaco, and the derelict alien spacecraft from Alien as well as LV-426 itself will all serve as environments in the game...there may be connections or references to the events of Prometheus in Aliens: Colonial Marines"
I'm all in now!...I heard of this game in passing but didn't take it seriously until now
The last Colonial Marines? I think this is the first one.
Anyways here is some video for it.
Yep, Im so excited to go back to the Sulaco and Hadleys Hope. Its going to be full circle for me. Aliens was the first Sci Fi movie I remember watching when I was about 8 years old, I've been a fan ever since!
With Gearbox I'm pretty confident this will be a fun game.
After seeing some of this footage, this might be a pre-order for me. Looks awesome.
Also, Escape mode looks just like Evac from AvP2, which was one of my favorite modes.
Hopefully the Xenos can move/jump around on walls like they could in the original games.
So this is purely aliens then, no predators? Might be more interested now...
Yes, pure Aliens. Its a direct sequel to the Aliens movie.
From the Wiki
Described as a true sequel to James Cameron's film, the story of Aliens: Colonial Marines takes place after the events of the third film, Alien 3. At PAX East 2012, Gearbox Software's Community Manager confirmed that the game is considered an official part of the Alien franchise's canon by 20th Century Fox. Much of the main plot was written by Battlestar Galactica writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. The story is told through the eyes of Corporal Christopher Winter, a Colonial Marine who is part of a search and rescue team sent to investigate the U.S.S. Sulaco in search of Ellen Ripley, Corporal Dwayne Hicks, and the rest of the missing marines who were dispatched to LV-426. The Sulaco, and the derelict alien spacecraft from Alien as well as LV-426 itself will all serve as environments in the game, as well as other locations yet to be detailed.
Gearbox has stated that they were invited to speak with Ridley Scott and view the script for his Alien prequel Prometheus, insinuating that there may be connections or references to the events of Prometheus in Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Described as a true sequel to James Cameron's film ... takes place after the events of the third film
Yeah, TBH everyone just thought the Predator was OP in the other games anyway.
Cameron only worked on film #2, not #3... but yeah this might be good considering they skipped the cheese which was #4...
Agreed, and really they had to be, otherwise they wouldn't really be Predators. Removing them simplifies, streamlines and better balances the game. And some of my favorite moments from the original AvP was playing at a LAN marines vs aliens...the tension was great.
Yeah that makes it a little more interesting IMO... and I'd love if they referenced Ripley in some meaningful way...
I don't understand how they are roaming around in Hadley's Hope when it got blown the fuck up at the end of Aliens. Is it a much bigger complex than the thermonuclear explosion?
I enjoyed the 2010 AvP game...the alien/predator designs were pretty cool and the game itself was fun...I'm not comparing it to the movies but it was a cool game