New Aliens Vs Predator confirmed

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 11 February 2009 16:18 GMT

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Sega’s just confirmed a new Aliens Vs Predator game, being developed by Rebellion.

It’s out in 2010 and more details are promised “very soon”. No platform info’s been confirmed.

The new title has “strategically updated” release planning for Sega’s two other Aliens games, although quite what that means hasn’t been confirmed.

“The innovative new AvP game presents an exciting opportunity for us,” said Sega West boss Naoya Tsurumi.

“It represents a fantastic addition to our growing Aliens franchise and the reinvention of one of gaming’s most cherished iconic titles. By adjusting the release of our other Aliens titles to accommodate it, Sega will ensure that every title lives up to the high expectations of Aliens and AvP fans.”

Press release after the break.

SEGA AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING ANNOUNCE NEW
ALIENS vs. PREDATOR GAME

Signing of Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator makes for a third Aliens franchise game, which will be the first to launch in series.

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (February 10, 2009) – SEGA of America Inc., SEGA Europe Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L&M) today reveals exciting new details of their increasing portfolio of upcoming games based on Twentieth Century Fox’s Aliens universe.

SEGA will publish an all-new Aliens vs. Predator (working title) game in early 2010. The game is currently in development with independent developer Rebellion, creators of the original 1999 Aliens versus Predator; a legendary title that went on to define an entire generation of multiplayer gaming.

With the opportunity to publish what promises to be a landmark game, SEGA has strategically updated the release of the other upcoming Aliens titles currently in development within its portfolio.

“The innovative new AvP game presents an exciting opportunity for us,” says CEO of SEGA West, Naoya Tsurumi, “It represents a fantastic addition to our growing Aliens franchise and the reinvention of one of gaming’s most cherished iconic titles. By adjusting the release of our other Aliens titles to accommodate it, SEGA will ensure that every title lives up to the high expectations of Aliens and AvP fans.”

“SEGA continues to create masterful games based on our Aliens franchise and this new addition is sure to continue their successful track record,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President, New Media for Fox L&M.

SEGA will announce further details of the new Aliens vs. Predator very soon.

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