SEGA confirmed today that the previously thought canceled game Aliens: Colonial Marines will see release in 2009. It’s expected to hit shelves during the first quarter of the companies fiascal year, which would set it around April – June. Don’t know what Aliens: Colonial Marines is about? Click below to see the teaser video and learn more about it.
The events of the game are set after those of the film Alien 3. A Colonial Marine search and rescue team has been 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, LV-426, Fiorina “Fury” 161 prison facility, and the derelict alien spacecraft from Alien all serve as environments in the game, as well as other locations yet to be detailed.
There is a split-screen co-op offline campaign and a 4 player co-op campaign via Xbox Live. There will also be competitive multiplayer modes that have yet to been announced…but expect the usual with some sorta Alien tweak to it.