Sega Gets Alienated

Or so it seems, as the leading publisher/developer has made three major alien-related game announcements this week. First up, Sega has announced a deal with Twentieth Century Fox for exclusive rights to develop games based on the hit Alien film franchise. Sega stated that two games are already in the works for next-gen platforms, a first-person shooter and an RPG, but both are only in pre-production and won’t see the light of day until 2009 at the earliest.

After initially announcing the Alien licensing deal, Sega quickly followed up by revealing that Obsidian Entertainment (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords, Neverwinter Nights 2) is heading the mentioned Alien-based RPG. Unfortunately, Sega didn’t release much else about the project other than that it’s being developed for next-gen systems and the PC.

And finally, Sega also announced plans this week to resurrect one of its old classic franchises with the unveiling of Alien Syndrome, a fast-paced sci-fi action-RPG currently in development by Totally Games for a simultaneous summer 2007 launch on the PSP and Nintendo Wii. The game will feature a dramatic single-player campaign, four-player co-op mulitplayer modes, and 20 different weapons to blast away over 100 unique alien types with. With the Wii version, the motion-sensing remote will also be put to use for hacking and blasting through enemies, crafting new items and hacking into computers. Below you can find three early screenshots of Alien Syndrome in action (presumably the Wii version).

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