Aliens: Colonial Marines Gets Release Date

Gearbox and SEGA have announced the release date for their upcoming science fiction shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines.

The game will be released on February 13, 2013...perhaps an early Valentines Day present for your loved ones.

The shooter has been oft-delayed since being announced.
“Our vision has been to create a video game sequel to the original Alien trilogy,” said Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford in a note on the developer’s website.

“Our vision is for the game to be fully featured with an exciting, suspenseful, thrilling and action packed narrative campaign that can be played alone or cooperatively combined with a robust competitive game where human players can take on the roles of Colonial Marines or Xenomorphs and do battle online. The game must be authentic.

“It must complement, but not re-tell the events of, the films. It must deliver an original story and fresh experience that, for those of us who grew up loving the Aliens films, builds and expands upon those events, but also stand on its own for those of us who may never have seen the movies.”
The announced release date pertains to the PS3, 360, and PC versions of the game. SEGA will announce a Wii U release date at a later time.