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Aliens: Colonial Marines in Spring

SEGA and Gearbox announce a spring 2012 release window for Aliens: Colonial Marines, the upcoming first-person shooter based on the Alien/Aliens film franchise. This confirms the rumor that the game would not be released this year, in spite of a little misdirection. The news is accompanied by this piece of art from the game, as well as its E3 trailer, which includes no gameplay footage, but sets the story with some text on a virtual monitor and some dialog, concluding with an ominous cinematic. Here's a bit on the game's setting from the announcement:

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.

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