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First Footage Of Aliens: Colonial Marines Is Glimpsed In This Terrifying New Trailer

Some gamers may have totally cast Aliens: Colonial Marines aside since the game seemingly seemed to be in development stasis mode for four years.  Not only did the long development time and lack of media put a damper on the hype for Aliens: Colonial Marines but the whole issue of the game being based on a pre-existing license probably has some gamers being a bit skeptical. 

I’ll admit that as a gamer and a hardcore Alien nerd that I was a bit skeptical about the game.  I wasn’t extremely fond of the new Aliens vs. Predator game and the silence of Gearbox Software and Sega left me thinking that Aliens: Colonial Marines would be Alien Mega Dud #2.  But after seeing Aliens: Colonial Marines in action at E3 this year I was impressed and now everyone else can see a glimpse of what I saw.

Gearing up for their trip to PAX Prime this weekend, Sega and Gearbox Software have released a new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines.  Gone are any sort of quick flashes of gameplay that add up to four seconds and instead gamers can get a good sense of what Gearbox is creating on the project.  The footage in the trailer is taken from the gameplay demo I saw at E3 which featured the first encounter with the xenomorphs, an encounter with an evolved xeno and an epic last stand encounter with a surprise appearance by the queen xeno – which obviously doesn’t make a bad situation any better.

The footage in this new trailer may be brief but it’s pretty much indicative of what Gearbox is aiming with in the project.  There are some groan worthy elements such as a soldier punching a xeno in the face, but aside from that the game looked pretty good when I saw it last.  Visually as you can tell Gearbox is stepping up their game and the gameplay was polished enough without feeling or at least appearing like someone created an Alien mod in Doom 3.

I’m very interested to hear what the general consensus is from gamers out there concerning Aliens: Colonial Marines. Does the game look good is it three years too late given the crowded FPS genre?  Let us know what you think of Aliens: Colonial Marines and what you hope to see in the game in the comments section.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in early 2012.  The game will also be appearing on the Wii U but a release window has not yet been specified.