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A nice surprise out of Sega today with the announcement of an Aliens sidescroller. Can’t say I wouldn’t mind 2D-ing it up against some xenomorphs. Set to release next year for the DS, Aliens: Infestation is being developed by WayForward, with some assistance from Colonial Marines developer Gearbox Software, and will feature character design by artist Chris Bachalo (Generation X, Ultimate X-Men).
It seems that not even kindly Nintendo is safe from the Xenomorph threat. Sega has announced that Gearbox’s upcoming shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, already set to come out for the 360, PC, and PS3, is being “prototyped and considered” for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii successor, Wii U. A dedicated research and development branch is currently working to see how feasible and appropriate Colonial Marines is for the upcoming system-and-handheld combo.
Another of Ubisoft’s long-running series will get a new entry next year, this time courtesy of Gearbox Software. Follow-up to 2008’s Hell’s Highway, Brothers in Arms Furious 4 will feature experimental weapons and a four-unit squad, each with their own specialty, that must take down some of the Third Reich’s most powerful (and strangest) weapons. Furious 4 will bring its unique brand of first-person shooter action to the 360, PC, and PS3 during the first half of 2012.
While Duke Nukem Forever might be getting the lion’s share of attention lately, developer Gearbox Software has been working for quite some time on another highly anticipated first-person shooter, Aliens: Colonial Marines. Today, Sega has finally given a ship date for the elusive squad-based shooter, with deployment set for next spring for the 360, PC, and PS3. Additional details will be known after E3, once gamers get a chance to check out Colonial Marines for themselves at Sega’s booth in the South Hall.
Duke Nukem Forever is now available for preorder – again. With the alienpocalypse hitting this May, eager fans can put their fiver down on the standard edition or, for the more adventurous, the Balls of Steel edition. GameStop is offering some extra goodies for both versions and all systems in the form of Duke’s Big Package, which includes several exclusive in-game unlocks: EGO boost, Big Head Mode, and T-Shirt pack.