Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U delayed

Nintendo version of first-person shooter misses March release window; Sega declines to comment.

The Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines--reportedly the best-looking iteration overall--was supposed to ship by the end of March. That did not happen and Sega continues to decline to comment on the status of the project.

"Still no comment on ACM, sorry!" a Sega representative told GameSpot today.

Three times now has Sega refused to provide a status update for the game. Developer Demiurge Studios is also not talking.

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford said last month that he is unsure if Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U will ship at all. "We'll see," Pitchford said at the time.

"That's not our call. I think [developer Demiurge Studios] did amazing work," he went on. "I think it's really cool, but Sega's got to figure that out. We're doing the best we can."

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game were met by a cold critical reception at launch in February. This didn't keep Aliens: Colonial Marines off the sales charts, though, as the game was the month's sixth-best-selling title in the United States, according to NPD data.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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AshTrai
AshTrai

strange... people are actually waiting for one of the worst games of at least the last year for one of the consoles very few people even own?

snkcapcom411
snkcapcom411

POINT BLANK PEOPLE: the game does not look as promised so Sega and the rest of the team need more time to deliver what they promised. As long as I have "Bioshock: Infinite" on my PS3 and "ZombiU" on my Wii U, I'm good. Besides "Dead Island: Riptide" comes out this month but sadly only for PS3 and Xbox 360 (which I have all 3 but still). I hope this "delay" nonsense doesn't happen with the Wii U version of "Resident Evil: Revelations" (I have it on my 3DS and the game rocks!). I have faith in Capcom. Capcom will deliver the goods. imma buy the PS3 and Wii U versions of RE Rev. ^_^

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

Who really cares anymore? I'm far more interested in what happened to the stick of truth since its march release date was pulled and no announcements been made sbout when I can get my hands on it

johnnyauau
johnnyauau

What are we, dumb? Those developers and publishers better make up for their mistakes. The PS3, PC and Xbox360 may have suffered so try and win our trust for the Wii U version.

tightwad34
tightwad34

You can't make a turd smell better by applying febreeze, or anything else for that matter.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

i still want to try it...

i could have bought it on xbox already but im a nintendo fanboy.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Maybe Sega regret taking on the development of this game for Wii U and can't be bothered with it, making it their last priority. 

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

It is still in development and that is the important thing. 

telaros
telaros

At this rate, SEGA should of created the game themselves. I doubt they could of possibly have done a worst job at it.

Yo Eddie, report on some real news btw. No one cares about ACM and Wii U is already dead as far as third party publishers go.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

This Eddie Makuch dude is hell bent on bashing the WiiU over any little thing lol..I find it funny..Im a gamer and play all systems but when people see this..this just proves that the gaming media is less and less relevant to the industry as a whole..

When Gaming media show bias it screams that something about the gaming industry as a whole isnt to be taken seriously or maturity isnt to be seen for miles around it....people can have opinions and preferences but it comes off  nonsensical when your talking about games for multiple platforms in a way that is supposed to be taken seriously....just my 2 cents...

etmaul
etmaul

Let's just call it what it is...dead.  Such a bunch of crap that this was supposed to be the best version of the game, then it gets put on the back-burner   Perhaps the Wii U is better off after all the bad press this game got any way.

PStrife
PStrife

Sega is just delaying it for as long as reasonably possible to see if a drastic userbase increase actually happens.  Otherwise it is getting cancelled as a release isn't worth it at this time.

poster012
poster012

I wonder if even the Borderlands fans will start to hate Pitchford when Borderlands 3 comes out and it's basically the same as Borderlands 2. . . which was basically the same as Borderlands 1.

gregrout
gregrout


If Gearbox can save the Duke Nukem franchise then we know this game will be just as good! ;P

dragonkyn20
dragonkyn20

so the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed... so...

who
effing
cares?

HomieHesAKlown
HomieHesAKlown

The fact that the Wii U version is still not out and delayed once again is a joke in of itself.
"The Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines--reportedly the best-looking iteration overall-"

Ja JA ja!

snova9308
snova9308

so they are still under the illusion that the games good because the game sold?

their over rating themselves. the game sold for two reasons.

1. false advertisement

2. license

al-hasan-faroq2
al-hasan-faroq2

You need to be brutally honest, the game sucked! The fact that gearbox says otherwise jeopardizes their creditability regarding future titles, outsourced or not. Besides what else have they launched besides the Borderlands series which didn't exactly revolutionize the industry. It really gets under my skin hearing the interview with Randy and crew regarding ACM "negative" feedback, almost seeming as if they found it comical that they released a sub-par product and got your money.

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

I thought the Wii U version was already cancelled. Huh.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

So... If it is only delayed and not cancelled then I guess we can assume the Wii U version will have upgraded visuals like the PC version's 4GB patch, but the same boring gameplay and God awful story?

Max_160
Max_160

another colonial marines article. let me grab popcorn and proceed to comments.

iempire68
iempire68

Geez, of all the games to actually get over to Wii U and it's this POS. Despite the pathetic list of games coming out for it, Nintendo should have said no thanks. We already read the reviews. Not interested.

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

Looks like there's no chance of any new hardware coming out of Sega in their future any time soon.

FarQall
FarQall

Doesnt matter how much make up u put on a frog it aint gona be pretty!

KristenVr
KristenVr

Oh damn, WiiU gamers probably can't wait to play this game....right...anyone...uuu...

....yep totally!

WllDan7
WllDan7

No one cares gamespot. Stop posting about this awful game. I am playing monster hunter 3 ultimate now. And Lego is out. And e3 will be here soon with updates on games we want. This game is pretty much cancelled on the wii u and that is great. So please stop updating us until they confirm it is cancelled or they say they will ship it (hope not).

wutangscatt
wutangscatt

This article had literally no original content in it.

Staxx99
Staxx99

to quote J Jonah Jameson from Spiderman : PS3 version "crap"

                                                                        X360 version "crap"

                                                                        PC version"Crap"

ccanfield1
ccanfield1

I hope they do something similar to what they are doing with Deus Ex. Release an improved version. There are so few games coming out for Wii U right now, I will even take Aliens: Colonial Marines as long as they spent time to make it better. 

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Sega is still in biz as a publisher? The game has been patched so the glitches are repaired. Sega may as well release it for the Wii U. Recoup some money on this game. Or is Sega in really deep financial trouble that they can do this. This game has been in development for a long time.

hadlee73
hadlee73

"The Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines--reportedly the best-looking iteration overall..." ...and it probably will be, especially if they take the time to release a totally different game :P

chemergency7712
chemergency7712

I don't think anyone will miss it if it's canned at this point.

DefconRave
DefconRave

Does anyone still care about this turd?

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

one thing i envy Wii U for ...... 

you might not get this game.. best thing thats happedn to the WII U  so far. 

NO console deserves this trash.

DZilla1080
DZilla1080

why delay?  no ones gonna buy it.  everyone knows it's trash

CrashOV
CrashOV

Maybe it'll turn out as good as their 4gb patch, that only seemed to make the screen foggier.

Thirty-Thirty
Thirty-Thirty

 @SirNormanislost damn bro i totally forgot about that game. ya i would love to know what happened to it.

Prats1993
Prats1993

@IanNottinghamX He's a Gaming news reporter u fuckin idiot. In what way is this article, or any other article he has written bias. Hes simply stating the facts.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

@ccanfield1 

Yeah, this was what I was hoping for when Sega delayed Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U until they cancelled it and destroyed my dream of playing an improved version of Aliens: Colonial Marines on the Wii U.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@ChiefFreeman 

I think you've mistaken the thread.

Either this or you're a troll or a moron. Take your pick!

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

@ChiefFreeman id Software is somehow relevant to a game developed by Gearbox and published Sega, neither one of which is actually id Software?

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

@Prats1993 1. learn proper grammar before calling me an idiot

2. IF you glance this site you see a barrage of constant spam about Wii U nitpick articles when you think there would be news about other things going on that would be more interesting. 

3. Opinion is not fact it is opinion...learn the difference,