Aliens FPS, Red Faction 3 titled

<i>Game Informer</i> cover reveals Gearbox is drafting Aliens: Colonial Marines as THQ is waging Red Faction: Guerrilla warfare.

Game over? I don't think so...
Among the passel of Electronic Arts announcements this week comes news that two eagerly anticipated shooters have received their final titles. The first is the upcoming first-person shooter from Gearbox Software and Sega based on the 1986 film Aliens.

Given the developer's public statements that the game follows the future-soldiers who fight the titular acid-blooded xenomorphs in the Aliens movie, it's no surprise that the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC game will be called Aliens: Colonial Marines. If that title sounds familiar, it's because it's the same as a canceled 2002 PlayStation 2 project from Electronic Arts and the now-defunct Fox Interactive.

Aliens: Colonial Marines' title was revealed on the cover of the March issue of Game Informer magazine, which also gave a final name to the third Red Faction game recently revealed by THQ. Developed by Volition (Saints Row), the game will be titled Red Faction: Guerrilla, indicating it will follow the same sort of underground, off-world rebellion as depicted in the first two installments in the series.

GameSpot will have more details on both Aliens: Colonial Marines and Red Faction: Guerrilla as they become available.

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Discussion

136 comments
xbox360progamer
xbox360progamer

i am glad its going to be on all the consoles . the frist alien movie was great but the last one was terrible.. a little bit lame..

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Exellent!! i've been waiting for a 'next gen' Aliens game. Just hope its as atmospheric as playing as the Marine in AvP2. Bring it on!!

wildnine00
wildnine00

Good news all around. Can't go wrong with an Alien shooter, and I loved the first two Red Faction games.

GrimILSI
GrimILSI

Sweet, i cant wait to see this game come out! ^^

tsb247
tsb247

I was just thinking about how awesome it would be to have another (good) Aliens game... I can't wait! Red Faction 3 sounds good too!

vengeance00
vengeance00

I hope this is good as i loved AvP2 and i still rate it better then most fps these days. and red faction was great bu 2 they ruined it with the "improved" havoc engine which couldn't mine in the levels, create craters or have rumble lying around. they pretty much ruined that engine.

ResEvilFreak
ResEvilFreak

Yeah I remember that movie since I've seen it. So what about it?

hellpolice
hellpolice

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H-A-V-O-K
H-A-V-O-K

very excited.but very worried at the same time. not to burst anyone's bubble or reopen old wounds but... does anyone remember "Alien Ressurection"?

PaulDixon77
PaulDixon77

http://games.tiscali.cz/news/news.asp?id=26192&r=top Hey guys nd girls check this site for some colonial marine screenshots, wow this looks awesome nd 4 player co-op, this is going to rock. When do they send a rescue team p#2 17 days person#3 17 days we ain't going to last 17 hours Hey may be you haven't been keeping up with current events but we just got our asses kicked pal! I like to keep this handy.....for close encounters. 2. I hear that. LET'S ROCK!!! Awesome..................................................

xnyfinestx
xnyfinestx

Check it out im am the ultimate bad ass, state of the bad ass art, you do not want to fuk with me, lol memories.

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

To Oneline. This is not a Resurrection the EA idea is DEAD this is a New Concept its going to be FREAKIN Sweet!

andalore
andalore

Wooo, Hunting Aliens in hi-Def, i hpe its bloody scary, ahh memories of the first level of AvP2 :D Speaking of wich I wonder If My favourite Ugly mutha F*cker is gonna make a cameo like our acid blooded amigos were in Predator:concrete Jungle

Vampire_Turtle
Vampire_Turtle

I have not actually played any of Gearbox Software's games. Apart from Half Life: Opossing Force, Blue Shift and Halo for PC. And I didn't play them a great deal. I just hope that we finally get the game that we've all been waiting for, an Aliens game which could surpass AVP2. *Crosses Fingers* - Vampire Turtle :shock:

Dantor000
Dantor000

Loved Alien 1-3 (Alien Ressurection, AvP and AvP2 were crap), hope they make it tense like the resident evil games. Looking forward to killing the "ugly mother-f****rs Hope you can do it with some sort of rocket launcher and spray the acid everywhere. :)

rotnem
rotnem

Great! I love the Alien film franchise and I think this game is going to be great! I still play Alien vs Predator 2 online, without the expansion pack of course.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

Actually, this game sounds more like Brothers in Arms, Gearbox's famous franchise (where's Hell's Highway, anyway?), but in the future and against xenomorphs instead of Nazis, Azwhtknight.

Onelinedrawing
Onelinedrawing

Colonial Marines back from the dead aye? Maybe this time it'll actually make something of it self. As for Red Faction 3, the game lost it's soul when RF2 came out. At this point they could dream up almost any story in a similar universe and slap it with the Red Faction name.

Richterman
Richterman

hmm, I wonder if the Ultor Corporation is back in RF 3

rety5
rety5

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TheKungFool
TheKungFool

The "ALIEN" trilogy is my alltime favorite sci-fi series (I don't consider Alien Resurection or AVP part of the series, kinda like the Star Wars prequels) and I honestly can't wait for this Aliens FPS (or the RPG also coming from SEGA based on aliens). I'm just itching to grab ahold of one of those hip-mounted smartguns and frag some aliens. Micheal Beihn is a Champ.

Azwhtknight
Azwhtknight

Aliens: Colonial Marines "the game follows the future-soldiers who fight the titular acid-blooded xenomorphs in the Aliens movie" kinda sounds like a Halo style game. I loved the movies and books and the original Aliens FPS game from the early PS one days was pretty cool. The AVP games were kind of cool, but I think that game wise, the two should split into their own games. I think a new Predator specific game would be cool if they let you play as the Predator while he visits different planets on his quests to hunt down new trophies. You could play across all kinds of terrain like jungles, desserts, glaciers, mountains, plains...... the possibilities are endless. Just as endless would be the variety of alien lifeforms to encounter and hunt. Anyway, I digress, i will definitely be following the news about the Colonial Marines game. I hope they consider using severe survival and tactical area clearance like say maybe ....Space Hulk...yeah, Space Hulk did.

true_apollo
true_apollo

As much as I love the movie Aliens, I'm always skeptical when movie based games are made, regardless of who's making them. There have only been a select few movie games that were any good (Goldeneye and Riddick come to mind). I hate to be negative, but something tells me Aliens: CM will be mediocre at best.

JDaleMoney
JDaleMoney

screw the aliens RED FACTION 3 BABY

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

Stay Frosty! We can't afford to let just one of those things in!

gozalo
gozalo

absolute sweetness.

Timstuff
Timstuff

The cancelled Aliens game looked absolutely awful. But Gearbox is a great developer, so I've got very high hopes for their game. I can't wait to see some solid info on it!

lamprey263
lamprey263

Colonial Marines? Wasn't that game supposed to come out like YEARS AGO? Oh well, I'm looking forward to this. It's been years since the last good Alien game. Plus it'd be nice to have a good Alien shooter without the any predators.

staticgod
staticgod

both games are great. time! i need time to play them

ratchet3
ratchet3

I only played the second one and I like that the environment was destructible.

GreenC4T
GreenC4T

I enjoyed the first two Red Faction games, and I look forward to the third one.

tefdesign
tefdesign

The first Red Faction was incredible due to it's Geo-Mod tech. The 2nd one to me, sucked a bit. Aliens. I have been wanting a game like this for years. Hopefully it's done right.

ghost867
ghost867

Hmm, these too games sound promising. I'll keep my eyes open...

nobeaner
nobeaner

This is one reason why I keep my Game Informer subscription. They always seem to confirm upcoming titles and cover games that I'm interested in.

tamd
tamd

hurray for red faction 3 . now will make villain dance by putting on them c4 i love it

Cablestein
Cablestein

I dunno about anyone else, but AVP2 on the PC was awesome and frightening. All other Aliens games, I can agree, have been spotty.

atrimus
atrimus

Agree with DrKill09, though i never played RF2.

Scroll-Lock
Scroll-Lock

GARRYTH: You want what? An aliens game like Nintendogs or what else? FPS suits Aliens down to the ground.

Edd1eg7
Edd1eg7

I want to see some screens

GARRYTH
GARRYTH

o no not another fps now an aliens one. these dev's are so lazy that every game needs to be a fps.

chakan2
chakan2

Thank god...an Aliens game that doesn't involve preditor. I dig the AVP stuff, but they tend to hose both mythologies pretty baddly when they combine the two.

DrKill09
DrKill09

A new Alien fps, AND a new RF? Cool! I hope RF3 is a LOT better than 2 was. The first was amazing, but 2 seemed like it was trying to be Halo (why, I have no idea. Imho, RF1 is better than Halo)

ShotGunBunny
ShotGunBunny

I'm hoping RF3 to be more like 1 and less like 2. I liked 1 a lot, but 2 was just plain sad.

Ez8Ace
Ez8Ace

I remember AVP on the PC by Rebellion Studios that game was freaky because not only did you have the Aliens AND predators on you but most environments we're dark for the Marine It was scary as hell watching your motion tracker clip then seeing 5 or 6 pings out of nowhere counting off the meters until death not knowing where the Xenomorphs would show up The colonial marines Missions we're always the scariest one's with instant death face huggers Predators with discs aliens and the Queen i hope it's done well like The PC version which is the best