We were saddened when the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines was moved from this spring to later this year. However, with the number of buggy games that are released ever year, extra polish and bug fixing time is not a bad thing. Gearbox Software recently held a gaming press event and we have new screenshots and an 8 minute gameplay video for you to watch.

“In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood-curdling thrills that the movie is renowned for.

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.”

Gearbox Software is currently developing Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC, with a new target release date of "Fall 2012". Catch up on our previous coverage with the following articles:

Screenshots via OXM

Source: CVG