ESRB rates side-scrolling Aliens: Infestation for DS

North American ratings board sheds new light on portable sci-fi action platformer game; WayForward Technologies indicated as developer.

Sega currently has a pair of Aliens titles in development. Gearbox Software is handling Aliens: Colonial Marines and Creative Assembly is at work on an unannounced series entry. However, it appears Sega has also commissioned a third Aliens game, this one for the DS.

A side-scrolling Aliens game is on the way, says the ESRB.

According to a recent classification by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, a T-for-Teen-rated side-scrolling franchise game called Aliens: Infestation is on the way for Nintendo's portable.

Though not yet officially announced by Sega, a rating by the Australian government from May indicates that WayForward Tech (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, A Boy and His Blob) is handling development of the game.

The ratings description states that Infestation will have players controlling a space marine squad as they run and jump through side-scrolling levels. Additionally, the listing indicates players will "use rifles, pistols, flamethrowers, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers and aliens (i.e., 'xenomorphs')."

A Sega representative told GameSpot, "We won't comment on this one."

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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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Discussion

21 comments
Kaine852
Kaine852

Way to keep the DS lite alive!

ZapperZrock
ZapperZrock

Thats the best graphics i've seen on the DS. Just look at that picture. joking

moviequest14
moviequest14

I know this will sound bad...but I really don't enjoy most sidescrollers any more (unless they are with either classic titles such as super mario bros.,megaman.or sonic,or exceptional design like Fancy Pants or other shorter titles).There just isn't as much to enjoy with a sidescroller (especially a shooter),I don't feel nearly as excited to explore said worlds or defeat enemies.I believe Sega would have been doing better to possibly have either instead of or with the ds version have a fuller polygonal 3ds version (I imagine an fps could be GREAT on 3ds).But hopefully this game will be the exception and prove me wrong.

lithus
lithus

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ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

wonder if it will be like the old ALien 3 game for the Sega Genesis. That was fun.

beanofengland
beanofengland

@DiscGuru101 Yeah man i always seem to have dreams about the Alien films and mythology, same with Terminator, I guess it all stems from watching these films since I was a kid, ITS PART OF ME...

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

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Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@PandaTrueno86 yeah this games starting to smell like another game that took over 10 years to come out that gearbox finished off...i really hope it doesnt

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

I'm waiting on Gearbox's Alien game. They dropped the ball on Duke, but that's understandable. They had a helluvalot to try to fix and rush it out the door, most of it wasn't even their game. Other than that, Gearbox has been putting out consistently good games since Half-Life: Opposing Force.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

sounds interesting, i wouldn't mind an aliens side scroller sounds fun...

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

Hmm, Sega's really going nuts with the Alien IP. Hopefully that's a good thing.

armodillo17
armodillo17

"WayForward Tech (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, A Boy and His Blob) is handling development of the game." Should have said "Wayforward Tech (Contra 4)." That game is so awesome that Konami finally gave it the elusive "4" that none of the other Contras since 1993 was given.

fededx
fededx

a 2D sidescroller from WayForward? I'm buying it on day one, don't care what it's about, it's gonna be GOOD.

PandaTrueno86
PandaTrueno86

Bring on Aliens: Colonial Marines...while it has nothing to do with the PS2 game, I've been waiting since 2001 for it.

LiLPunisher12
LiLPunisher12

@killerjuan77 why dont you wait till it really comes out on a console?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I had a dream about Aliens last night...

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

@LiLPunisher12 What's so funny about my comment? :S

LiLPunisher12
LiLPunisher12

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