It was announced last year that Sega would bring the Aliens franchise to next-gen systems and it looks like that even more information has been announced detailing more on what the game will be about. From the description, it sounds like developer Gearbox will be leveraging their experience with their “Brothers in Arms” franchise by replacing Nazis with Aliens, and Allied soldiers with Colonial Marines which would be fantastically awesome. The last Aliens game that I had played on a PC was the one that Activision had made decades ago. I missed out on the whole “Aliens vs. Predator” genre, probably because I was trudging through another dungeon at the time. Still, I was hoping that someone would pick up the franchise rights and continue on with Cameron’s vision of scary things that go bump in space and it looks like Gearbox will be doing it justice.
A few scanned shots have also made it onto the web courtesy of Tiscali which you can see here. From the shots, it looks like the concept art is sticking close to what Ridley Scott had ordered up for Alien, and which James Cameron continued with in his sequel which is awesome. There was just something that felt functional and real about those sets, as if they were a slice of a very possible future where nothing was guaranteed to work right just because it had a little chrome plating to make it look like slick tech.