A new trailer from Gearbox Software and SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines has just been released and we've embedded it for you to check out. Gearbox has been granted the rights from Fox to create a canonical sequel to Aliens, so the storyline will tie directly into the events that took place in the second Alien film.
Players will be able to visit familiar locations such as the U.S.S. Sulaco and Hadley's Hope, but will also introduce new locations and Xenomorph types. The game is scheduled for release in the spring of 2012 and is currently confirmed for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
"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.”