Alien vs Predator gets demo tomorrow, new shots released

Wednesday, 3 February 2010 15:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sega’s announced that a demo for Alien vs Predator will drop tomorrow on Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

The taster is fully multiplayer, with modes Hunter, Survivor and Prey included, as well as the option to play as either Alien, Predator or a Marine.

“Multiplayer was a huge part of our original AvP game back in 1999, and we’ve kept the spirit of that classic experience in creating the multiplayer for our new Aliens vs Predator,” said Rebellion creative director, Jason Kingsley.

“With the demo, now gamers can get to grips with each of the three iconic species so they can hone their skills and be ready for when the game launches and battle commences.”

Sega also released a couple of new shots from the 360 build of the demo, which you can find below.

This was rumoured yesterday by a fan-site for the game, with the company giving VG247 a “no comment on it”.

Last night, a new multiplayer video was also released.

The PR and shots are below.

The shooter’s out on February 16 and 19 in the US and Europe, respectively.

SEGA REVEALS ALIENS VS PREDATOR™ MULTIPLAYER DEMO

Play as a Colonial Marine, Alien and Predator in a multiplayer Deathmatch demo. Hunter. Survivor. Prey. Which will you be?

LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO (February 3rd, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. can today reveal that an online multiplayer demo will be released for the upcoming FPS action sci-fi title, Aliens vs Predator. The demo will be released simultaneously on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and STEAM on February 4th.

The multiplayer demo will allow gamers the chance to play as all three species – the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien – and pitch their skills against each other in Deathmatch mode on Refinery, one of the game’s multiplayer maps.

“The team at Rebellion has created a truly immersive multiplayer experience with three completely different and compelling playable species. We believe that Aliens vs Predator offers gamers a unique alternative to the current FPS multiplayer games on the market, and sets a precedent for the evolution of multiplayer gaming in the genre,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director of SEGA Europe.

“Multiplayer was a huge part of our original AVP game back in 1999, and we’ve kept the spirit of that classic experience in creating the multiplayer for our new Aliens vs Predator. With the demo now gamers can get to grips with each of the three iconic species so they can hone their skills and be ready for when the game launches and battle commences,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion.

Aliens vs Predator allows players to take the role of each of the three infamous species; the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

Aliens vs Predator also features unique 3-way online multiplayer, giving gamers the chance to pit the three species against each other in the ultimate battle for survival and for the right to be crowned the deadliest species. Aliens vs Predator has seven multiplayer modes in total: Infestation, Survivor, Predator Hunt, Domination, Deathmatch, Species Deathmatch and Mix Species Deathmatch.

Aliens vs Predator is set to be released on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows on February 16th in America and February 19th in Europe.

For more information please visit www.sega.com/avp.

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