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Aliens: Colonial Marines Get ‘Definitive’ Release Date

Carl Phillips
Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford, Release dates, Sega, Trailers
Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Get ‘Definitive’ Release Date

New Trailer Accompanies The Announcement

In a statement on the Gerboxity website, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford has announced that Aliens: Colonial Marines finally has a global release date. Sadly though, we’ll be waiting a little while longer before we’re able to put a pulse rifle in our hands again.

February 12th 2013 is the release date, and while Pitchford was sympathetic towards those that feel they have been waiting a long time for the game to come out, he stated the wait will have been worth it, with Gearbox having used the development time creating a game that is an “authentic” experience in the Aliens universe that would “complement, but not re-tell the events of, the films.”

The trailer that accompanies the announcement is looking mighty fine indeed, consisting of 100% in-game footage and giving us a taste of what to expect when we clash with the Xenomorphs next year. The wait might disappoint some, but at least we definitely have a launch date now. You can read Pitchford’s statement in full here.

If the trailer has left you wanting more, be sure to check out our preview from last year’s Gamescom here.

Add a comment5 comments
hurrakan  May. 21, 2012 at 14:55

54 days too late...

Last edited by hurrakan, May. 21, 2012 at 14:56
DivideByZero  May. 21, 2012 at 15:53

Again though, so much better to release when ready rather than on time.

Lemming  May. 21, 2012 at 17:40

Definitely agree it's better to wait a little and get a good finished product. From what I've seen it's really shaping up to be the game the alien franchise has been waiting for!

hurrakan  May. 21, 2012 at 17:42

I fear we may never know if it's worth waiting for heh

FYI, I'm alluding to the end of 5,125 year cycle of the current Mayan Long Count on 21st December 2012 (according to the Goodman-Martinez-Thompson correlation).

Last edited by hurrakan, May. 21, 2012 at 17:49
Yukes  May. 21, 2012 at 19:13

Everything about this game looks good to me from what I've seen. It's going to be astoundingly faithful, and if it can manage to be truly atmospheric, then I think it'll be a winner.

At the risk of sounding naive - as that trailer was all in-game, and it looks superb already and presumably plays at a basic level, why is the release date so far away? I genuinely don't get it...

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