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Aliens: Colonial Marines


Electronic Arts

Aliens: Colonial Marines was originally to be released for the PlayStation 2 published by Electronic Arts in 2001 but was cancelled.
Aliens: Colonial Marines (2001) shared the same subject matter and setting as the upcoming Gearbox-developed game. Its story was to be set between the events of the films Aliens and Alien³, concerning a rescue team of Colonial Marines searching for the USS Sulaco. Despite the similarities in gameplay and story Gearbox has claimed that their upcoming game is unrelated to this early version.

Gearbox

Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013) was first announced in late 2006 after Sega acquired the Aliens license, this was proposed in favour of Rebellion's Alien v Predator 3, in February 2008 the game's title was officially announced as Aliens: Colonial Marines with Gearbox as developers, after the release of Alien v Predator 3, at PAX 2010 Gearbox released screenshots with a teaser trailer and at E3 2011 setting a release date of spring 2012, being delayed to late 2012 before again being delayed to Feb 2013.


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Aliens: Colonial Marines (2001)
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Rated: M
Publisher: Electronic Arts/Fox Interactive
Developer: Check Six Games
Engine:
Platform: PlayStation 2
Modes: Single-player
Spec: 3D graphics

Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013)
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Rated: tba
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Gearbox Software/TimeGate Studios
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer, cooperative gameplay
Spec: 3D graphics


Gearbox Software


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Development staff at Gearbox Software;
Gearbox president Randy Pitchford.
Executive vice president/chief creative Office and director of Aliens: Colonial Marines Brian Martel.
Concept artist Syd Mead.



Concept


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Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013) concept art.





Publishers/Developer


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Fox Interactive was a video game publisher and developer mainly concerned with titles based on 20th Century Fox properties, such as the Alien and Predator film franchises, The X-Files, Avatar, 24 and the Die Hard series of films. They have also been involved with original titles, including Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, Croc 2, and The Operative: No One Lives Forever. The company was formed in 1982 as Fox Video Games.

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. It is one of the largest video game publishers in the world.

CheckSix Gaming is a professional multi-gaming organization founded in 2003 by Rich Howard. CheckSix teams have participated in many high-profile gaming competitions such as WSVG, CPL, CGS and MLG. CheckSix has also participated at the highest levels of online leagues such as CEVO, CAL and TGL. The team has encompassed many different games throughout its history and has always attempted to be a forerunner in support of all gaming communities big and small. The most notable teams that have gained popularity under the CheckSix name are the Tekken 6, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Source, and Call of Duty teams.

Sega Corporation, usually styled as SEGA, is a multinational video game software developer and an arcade software and hardware development company headquartered in Ota, Tokyo, Japan, with various offices around the world.

Rebellion a UK-based computer games super-developer was established in 1992. Their first major successes were Alien Vs Predator on the Atari Jaguar in 1995 and Aliens Vs. Predator on PC in 1999. Rebellion’s approach to game production is focused primarily on cross-platform innovations and product quality.

Gearbox Software, founded in January 1999 by a team who previously worked together at 3D Realms and Bethesda Softworks. Gearbox Software started with developing expansions to Valve Software's Half-Life. Porting Half-Life to console platforms (each with new game content) followed, building the company's experience in console game-making, in addition to enhancing and building upon the successful Counter-Strike branch of the Half-Life franchise.


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