Aliens: Infestation contaminating DS this September

Side-scrolling action game set in the Alien universe in development at WayForward.

It's been over 30 years since the crew of the Nostromo first answered that deep-space distress call, yet the xenomorphs have yet to be eliminated from the universe--or from store shelves, for that matter. Sega today announced Aliens: Infestation, a side-scrolling action game set for release on the DS this September.

Welcome back, little guy.

Infestation will allow players to recruit and play as 19 different marines and investigate famous locales from the Alien films, such as the Sulaco and the moon LV-426. Comic artist Chris Bachalo, known for his work on such franchises as Sandman, Shade, and Generation X, is working on the game's character designs, which will include an upgrade and collectibles system.

The project is the work of developer WayForward (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, A Boy and His Blob) in collaboration with Gearbox Software (Duke Nukem Forever, Borderlands). Gearbox is also working on its own Aliens title, Colonial Marines, set for release on multiple current-gen platforms. During E3, Colonial Marines was confirmed as being prototyped for Nintendo's Wii U hardware, though its release on the system has not been finalized.

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17 comments
godtony50
godtony50

cant wait to play this on DS.... yeah right

itchyflop
itchyflop

awesome games these i loved doom style one on the ps1 in the early days.

Ballroompirate
Ballroompirate

Glad to see people are still trying to make the alien franchise known to the younger generation. Without movies like aliens,alien,bladerunner and the terminator movies sci-fi wouldn't be where its at today.

NeoSkyte
NeoSkyte

Gearbox and WayForward is making this game? Hmm now I'm kinda interested in this game I can't wait to see some gameplay footage.

moviequest14
moviequest14

Still wondering if causing massive alien carnage will still be entertaining in 2d sidescrolling form...could've been put to better use as a launchwindow 3ds polygonal fps title...but it might have some potential.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

should be fun but an fps based on aliens would be the real game im waiting for.

Henninger
Henninger

I have to c gameplay footage b4 i even think about playing it.

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

wheepitup: Well, WayForward *did* do Contra 4 for the DS, so ... :)

Buznsn
Buznsn

Alien DS game?what a waste

pokecharm
pokecharm

I'm more curious than anything.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

Why waste the title on a dopey hand held game?

raty2000
raty2000

Will this game have the Predators to or only aliens? Can't wait to "Get Some" as a marine :D

wheepitup
wheepitup

Could be cool if they make it like Contra or Bionic Commando Rearmed.