Aliens: Colonial Marines has “so much more to offer” on Wii U

Thursday, 29th March 2012 00:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gearbox Software head Randy Pitchford has hinted that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines may be the definitive one.

Speaking to Vox Gaming, Pitchford dropped a number of hints suggesting it might be worthwhile holding your pre-order until more details of the Wii U version surface.

“The Wii U version has so much more to offer. No other platform can do what the Wii U can do,” he says.

“If you love 360 games, you are not used to being in a world where you have this new interface. But once you get used to that, you imagine the possibilities; there are some opportunities that are just not possible on any platform that does not have that device.”

Unfortunately, with the hardware undated and details locked down tight, Pitchford wasn’t able to give any concrete details, but he did confirm that Gearbox is actively pursuing the possibilities presented by the Wii U’s controller.

“A lot of cool opportunities with that device that are going to make a very unique and compelling experience on that platform. We have given a lot of attention,” he said.

“I think it will not be too long [before] Nintendo opens up their kimono a little bit more about that platform and where it is going, we will be there right with them talking about how Aliens is using it.”

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be playable at PAX East alongside Gearbox’s other anticipated 2012 release, Borderlands 2. It has not been dated but is expected on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in northern autumn, as well as on Wii U – whenever.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. DSB

    I spy with my little eye, something beginning with V.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ejams

    Don’t you just love it when developers tell you you’re buying a shittier version of their game? :) Maybe not shittier, but LESS than what it has to offer.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    @1 I know right. But that’s canonically how face huggers look, whatcha gonna do.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    Face huggers…. Duhuhuh.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. alterecho

    This game will benefit greatly from Wii U’s hardware. Imagine the motion tracker beeping on the controllers screen. Does the controller have a separate speaker? If it did, it would be awesome as the motion tracker!

    #5 3 years ago

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