Articles tagged with: Aliens
Originally planned for release later this year, SEGA’s Aliens; Colonial Marines has finally been given a more concrete worldwide release date; 12 February 2013. Hopefully the release date sticks this time around, and fans won’t have to wait any longer to choose between Marines or Xenomorphs.
Another year over. A new one just begun.
2011 was a real corker for the PlayStation 3. And for PS3 Attitude too. We got up to all sorts of shenanigans over the last twelve months, and some of us still have the bruises to prove it.
But this isn’t going to be one of those lame retrospective list articles that counts down our favourite moments from the last year. Oh no. This is 2012. This is about what comes next.
So strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride.
Confirming to Joystiq that they won’t be discussing why their far into development Aliens RPG suddenly got canned this year until February (of 2011), Obsidian Entertainment have revealed some good news indicating how it wasn’t a total waste of time.
The engine created for the game will be used in an upcoming unannounced title.
It’s official: Sega and Obsidian Entertainment’s Aliens flavoured RPG is the Ross and Rachel of the gaming world.
It’s in development, it’s not in development, hang on, it is in development. No, wait, it’s not in development again .
Unfortunately for us, the sci-fi title is not destined to end up like our favourite Friends’ characters* in marital bliss as, re-confirming on an official forum what we already confirmed back in February, Obsidian have finally put a M41a Pulse Rifle round into the heart of the project.
You might recall our February article where we reported the terrible news that, according to the resume of an ex-Obsidian Entertainment designer, and after a big alien-themed feasibility study performed over at Sega HQ, the publisher had decided to cancel their upcoming RPG featuring acidic xenomorphs, burly marines and wonky “Artificial Persons”.
Reports of the game’s demise may have been exaggerated however and, in fairness, we really should have known better. After all, who doesn’t lie on their C.V.?
When we reported last month that yet another Aliens game was coming our way (this one featuring a certain other dread-locked extraterrestrial) we flagged how we weren’t sure just what impact this would have on SEGA’s other two xenomorphic* projects, Aliens: Colonial Marines and the fabled Aliens: RPG.
Well, we know now. And it’s not good news we’re afraid.