Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer goes live

Posted by Mark Raby

Remember the good old days when an action-packed alien flick actually meant something?

Well, you can relive those memories when Sega brings back the ultimate sci-fi movie franchise, Aliens, to the video game world. The new entry, Aliens: Colonial Marines, has just received a new trailer.

Developed by Gearbox Software, Colonial Marines is a spiritual sequel to the original trilogy of films that defined the alien movie genre. It will have both single-player and cooperative multiplayer modes.

Gearbox's Randy Pitchford wrote on the official Sega blog that Aliens "inspired a generation. We can see all around us the clear and profound impact the films have had on our popular culture and our collective image of science fiction."

He admitted that the upcoming release of the movie Prometheus - by the same man who created Aliens - is making the alien mythos alive and interesting again, making the new Aliens game even more relevant.

" Our vision is for the game to be fully featured with an exciting, suspenseful, thrilling and action packed narrative campaign that can be played alone or cooperatively combined with a robust competitive game where human players can take on the roles of Colonial Marines or Xenomorphs and do battle online," Pitchford continued.

So if you're wondering when you can get your hands on this new installment to the sci-fi franchise decades in the making, Gearbox has just announced the launch date:

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be released worldwide on February 12, 2013.