Sega confirms Aliens: Colonial Marines for spring 2012

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 16:06 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sega’s just confirmed a spring 2012 launch for Gearbox’s long-dormant Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Chatter on the game has been radio silent, with the Texan developer working on Borderlands the revival of Duke Nukem Forever during that time. At least, until today, that is.

“To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, Aliens is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time,” said Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford.

“Aliens: Colonial Marines, designed as an interactive successor to the landmark films from Twentieth Century Fox, is a dream project about which our studio is deeply committed and passionate.”

Players will lead a team of US Colonial Marines on board the U.S.S. Sulaco, as it tries to survive the deadly alien creatures abord the wreckage.

The game will be on show at E3 next week at Sega’s booth. Sega’s released a new trailer and a fresh screen. You can find them both below.