Some New Information Revealed about Aliens: Colonial Marines

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Make Contact in New Aliens: Colonial Marines TrailerYeah, we know. The news that Aliens: Colonial Marines‘s release was pushed back to fall bummed us out, too, but on the plus side Gearbox Software’s CEO Randy Pitchford revealed many interesting new facts about the upcoming title in a recent interview with the PlayStation Blog.

One important revelation was that Aliens: Colonial Marines will be a gritty and realistic aim down the scopes shooter, contrary to what the marketing campaigns and trailers may have led you to believe. In addition, Gearbox Software is placing strong emphasis on the multiplayer mechanics of the game and even plans to bring in outside sources to perfect this aspect. You can find out more in the excerpts below, including how the game will tie in with the new film Prometheus and how you can become a tester for the game.

From the Interview:
“I’m very excited about Prometheus. 20th Century Fox invited us to read the script and check out production, and ACM’s director, Brian Martel, had a discussion with Ridley Scott about the matter years and years ago so it’s been a really interesting seat for us on this one. A bunch of our guys went out to read the script a while back. I chose to decline because I didn’t want the spoilers — I can’t wait to see the final film! Ridley is such a master storyteller and filmmaker, and I’m thrilled that he’s spending some more time in science fiction. Oh, and I haven’t dodged your real question. Yes, ACM will bring you inside The Derelict on LV-426. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll leave it at that!”

“Peer review and testing with customers is really important to us in the tuning process. If any of your readers are in Dallas, Texas, and want to be part of our user testing program, they should check out the Gearbox Software website for more information.”

“It’s been fun for us to dream up the presentations, but we’re not approaching it like no one knows what a Xenomorph looks like. We do have some awesome new variants to reveal for the first time so we try to get value out of those moments for the experience when you’re playing the game.”

Aliens: Colonial Marines is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more information on the game, check out the Aliens: Colonial Marines website.

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