Aliens: Colonial Marines to be 2013’s First Blockbuster Shooter

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Until another publisher claims otherwise, Aliens: Colonial Marines is positioned to be “2013’s first blockbuster shooter,” Sega today announcing that the long-in-development FPS from Gearbox Software will launch globally on February 12, 2013. That launch date applies to the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions — a Wii U version is also in development but will follow the other platforms.

“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”

“We knew this game would be incredible from the moment Gearbox began developing Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said, Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing for SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Now that the title is in its final stretch of development, we can confidently release the exact date that gamers will finally get to experience this blockbuster thrill-ride.”

“SEGA has a proven track record with the ALIENS franchise. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR released by SEGA in 2009 became one of their top-selling titles,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President for New Media for Fox Consumer Products. “We look forward to working with them and bringing an exciting new way for fans to immerse themselves in the ALIENS world.”

Sega has released a new ‘Suspense’ gameplay trailer packing two full minutes of spine-tingling, chest-bursting terror. Click play if you dare.

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