Aliens vs. Predator skirmishing in February

Sega confirms tentative 2010 release window for Rebellion's interstellar battle royale on Xbox 360, PS3, PC.

Sega's Aliens franchise has seen a good bit of drama this year. In February, the publisher canceled its deal with Obsidian Entertainment to make an Aliens role-playing game and delayed its Gearbox Software collaboration Aliens: Colonial Marines out of 2009 and into 2010. At the same time, Sega also announced a brand-new installment in the franchise, Aliens vs. Predator, which will predate the Gearbox-developed shooter.

If ever humans could be considered innocent bystanders...

Today, Sega updated its official Web site with news that it currently expects Aliens vs. Predator to be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in February. When contacted for clarification, a Sega representative confirmed the date, but said it was "freshly poured concrete, as in it's still setting."

Sega has tapped Rebellion for development on Aliens vs. Predator, an apropos arrangement considering the British studio was behind the well-regarded PC shooter of the same name, released a decade ago. As detailed in GameSpot's first look at the game from the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Aliens vs. Predator will be a story-driven first-person shooter that offers gamers three separate campaigns, following the two titular species, as well as the humans.

Beyond the single-player storyline, Sega has also said that the game will feature an online multiplayer component. However, Rebellion has yet to detail what this feature will entail.

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112 comments
AtillaTheHun
AtillaTheHun

I cant wait for this! i hope there will be no problems/bugs with it when it comes out... hell, im gonna buy a PS3 just to play this!

jamich
jamich

O_o ftw i have to ask cuz im laptop player do you guys regonize what graphic engine that is or is it new litech engine which needs again great powers from pc (is it unreal 3 engine or old good doom 3?) i have to be very precise if i buy new game to laptop and i see that someone multiplayer as fun as in last two am i wrong in that case that there is even now 3 avp games ? avp1 avp requiem avp2 ? and can you say does avp1 work on vista demo have bots is it now officla free? if not i can in this moment drive with a bike and buy avp1 for 7 euros ;)

BrolyLSSJ3
BrolyLSSJ3

Looks freaking awesome cant wait hope multiplayer is fun and they have co-op :)

cantinor
cantinor

w00p feb 2010 hope its before 24th my bday cos then i will so get it, if its after the 24th, i will so get it, gotta say i think im most looking forward to playing as aliens.

turkey678
turkey678

i bet that the human will be the best class, with the predator and the alien being so awsome... i can see them over powering the human

roboman34
roboman34

I had a Jaguar console, playing this was so COOL . Liked playing , predetor best......' anytime ' ....... Roll on feb 2010 !

Stitticus
Stitticus

AVP2 was one of the pc's best game, the three different campaigns all offered something completely different. Now, with what looks like an even bigger budget than the previous two games, the production value and story will be even better. As long as the multiplayer is as fun as the first two games I'll be happy. Still I'm curious to see how it will feel on a console.

YourMonk
YourMonk

I think this game could turn out to be a great single player game, if it is built right. They should have a co-op though that would be fun.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@008Zulu, I understand where your coming from, however although the Humans are technically & Physically inferior to that of the Alien & Predetor, playing as the marine simply offers a completely different game dynamic, whereby the predator & alien are essentially hunters and therefore have little to fear, playing as the marine is a far more atmospheric and tense experience.

008Zulu
008Zulu

Why even have the option to play as a Human? They are only there when a Predator needs something easy to kill, or when an Alien feels the need to procreate. In a stand up fight, humans are pathetic when compared to Xenos. Maybe if they had tech abilities like being able to deploy sentry guns, or hack into computers to vent the Aliens in to space. I don't know, something, anything to make the weak and feeble fleshies seem less weak and feeble.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Pardon my ignorance, SEGA are simply the publisher, NOT the maker, Pheewww!

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@alien100000: The first Aliens vs. Predator was a good movie. The 2nd one was almost pitch black, pulled from the theater, AND it sucked horribly.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

This game looks pretty good, hope it does well.

alien100000
alien100000

The movie sucked and I bet the game will suck to.

Henninger
Henninger

I've been waiting 4 this game 2 come back out since it wuz on the Jaguar. I hope this game is just as good as the previous version.

scar4ever
scar4ever

Yes. I see you're a big fan.

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

someone should look up what my name means just to show you how big a fan of avp i am

jakass13
jakass13

This looks awsome and what the hell is with vasot's comment? It's for all 3 dumb ass

Tee-3
Tee-3

I hate the ESRB gamespot child guidelines... I should be allowed to watch this considering im a teenager...

vedomedo
vedomedo

this has the potential to be a HUGE hit on multi player ! (ofc the sp aswell) but damn i hope they dont fawk up

Vasot
Vasot

Another hit for PC and X360 !!! Ps3 boys please close your ignorant mouths...

Xx_Hopless_xX
Xx_Hopless_xX

@TowlsonPs3 The Xbox is far from limited by it's memory capabilities, many great games have come out for it that wouldn't be considered "a kids game" such as Mass effect, Bioshock and F.E.A.R., now I'm not saying the Xbox is better, each system has it's pros and cons, i don't understand what you hope to achieve by posting Xbox hate on a topic nowhere near related nor having anything to do with the graphical capabilities of consoles. Also, you may want to recheck your information, it has been proven the Xbox can be graphically equal to the Ps3, just because Ps3 has BluRay and more storage does not mean it is better. Basically what I'm trying to say is..it depends on what you prefer, each system is unique, i prefer my 360 personally and i hope this game meets or exceeds my expectations..

kargion
kargion

AvP2 = my whole life for a while lol can't wait for this game.

forhekset
forhekset

AvP2 was one of the best games I ever played. So many hours were put into Predator Hunt and Survivor during our LANs. So many stories, too. Classic.

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

sega is like the worst soo i hope they dnt screw this up like they did with each and evry game they made!!!!!!!

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

THIS GAME IS LOOKING SOOOOOOOOOOOO SIK!!!!! I HOPE THEY DNT SCREW IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CNT WAIT 4 THIS !!!!!!!!!!!

gordonke
gordonke

YES OMG YES YES YES. If fox hadn't waisted all that money on avp movies this would have been out by now and we'd be taking heads as trophies

diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

This game can have a good single player and a multiplayer as well, hope they dont screw it up. The previous two games were brilliant.

monson21502
monson21502

. im gonna be the black lady in the first movie that pwned both Aliens and the Predators by her self !!!. i kinda felt like ripping the seats after watching that movie. the second one was alot better. but for real, this game looks awsome lol

IncipitOmega
IncipitOmega

I'm buying TWO copies of this one... !! :D

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

For me, AVP2 was surprisingly excellent. I hope this game pushes the franchise even further. What better way to experience an FPS than through a Predators eyes?

CTR360
CTR360

i hope AVP its good game i look forward for this game

boots2300
boots2300

This game has such potential lets all hope they don't f@#$ it up!!!!! PLEASE!!

onewang
onewang

AvP2 was the game that made me forget about Quake 2. Multiplayer was great, and every species really played differently.

Thageng
Thageng

For the love of all that's holy and some of what isn't... please please please don't mess this up... the first two back in the 90's were great... If this game isn't terrible I'm buying three copies.

Inconnux
Inconnux

The first version of this game scared me half to death... I jumped so much that my wife felt it across the room... I hope this game is just as intense... I am really looking forward to this one.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

I just hope they have skirmish or survival mode where you fight against continuously spawning aliens like in the original. INTENSE.

lamprey263
lamprey263

check videos of this game out, it looks great; can't wait

Alex_09
Alex_09

If you want a big hint of what's coming, check out Rebellion's last game, Shellshock 2. This one sure is promising...

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@ godzillavskong - Now wait a minute, Aliens Vs Predator on the Jaguar...only good game? What about Doom and Iron Soldier... Oh, and 'Where did you learn to fly' haha - Cybermorph :) Hope the game is good though, I saw the new trailer and was quite impressed. Please don't mess this up!

modernwarfare3
modernwarfare3

Why Sega just admit that they can't build GAMES!!why are they even trying??

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Please get this right Sega. I still have this one on my Jaguar, it's like the only good game on that system.

PabloEscobar20
PabloEscobar20

Alien vs Predator in HD?What more do you want?This game is gonna be awesome,can't wait to stealth kill with predator.

LGjunior
LGjunior

hope this will be one good game from sega loved AVP2 gonna love this

shadowkiller11
shadowkiller11

buying this. well should be atleast decent. have you seen the trophy kills? its gory you see the spine and everything.