Aliens: Colonial Marines is canon to franchise, expands the Aliens story
Aliens: Colonial Marines

Sega and Gearbox Software have released a brand new story trailer for First-Person Shooter game Aliens: Colonial Marines.

The latest game from Gearbox Software isn’t a comedy First-Person Shooter/RPG hybrid, nor is it a strategy based shooter based during World War II. Rather, it is a sequel to the 1986 James Cameron hit, Aliens.

Described as a sequel to Aliens, and is considered canon by 20th Century Fox who are the owners of the Alien IP, Aliens: Colonial Marines takes place after the events of Aliens and Alien 3. Players take up the Plasma Rifle as Corporal Christopher Winter who is part of a search and rescue mission sent to investigate the missing marines aboard the U.S.S. Sulaco and LV-426. Multiple locations from the Alien have made their way into the game including the Sulaco, Hadley’s Hope and the crashed Engineer ship seen in the original film. Gearbox has hinted that the game will tie-in with Prometheus, the prequel to the Alien franchise.

Obviously, the Xenomorphs will return as the main antagonists. Facehugger, Chestburster, Warrior, Runner and Queen forms will all be enemy types within the game plus brand new forms created exclusively for the game. Players will get a chance to play as Xenomorphs in some of the game’s multiplayer modes. As humans, players will enjoy an authentic and frightening shooter with no HUD and only the iconic motion tracker between you and Xenemorphs hiding in every corner.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is out February 12 on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U. Check out the brand new story trailer below: