Obsidian developing Sega's Alien RPG

Studio behind KOTOR II, Neverwinter Nights 2 crafting sci-fi-movie-based role-player for "next-generation systems," PC; Gearbox working on Alien FPS?

"Just give me one shot at Paul Reiser's head."

Some acclaimed creative minds have been involved in the Alien franchise, including directors Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and David Fincher, who crafted the sterile, spooky sci-fi movies, and Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, who created the looks for the titular creatures.

Gamers can add one more name to that list, as Sega today announced that role-playing game specialist Obsidian Entertainment is developing the upcoming RPG set in the Alien universe.

The game, which as of now remains untitled, is coming to PCs and "next-generation systems." Sega has not dated the project but on Monday said that the first Alien-licensed game wouldn't arrive before 2009. No further details of the game were mentioned.

With Monday's announcement, Sega also revealed that a first-person shooter based on the movies was also in development but did not reveal the game's developer. However, Internet reports, including one from Gaming Target, noticed a few company names in the copyrights on Sega's Alien teaser page.

Along with mention of Obsidian, which was confirmed today, was Gearbox Software, the team behind the Brothers in Arms franchise. The two names were quickly removed, according to Gaming Target, and as of press time and following today's news, Obsidian's name was back on the page.

Sega did not respond to requests for comment as of press time.

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PG213
PG213

Making an RPG in the Alien universe is an awesome idea. I only hope they make a good story, and not just use 'rpg' as an excuse to give some extra color to an otherwise action based game. There is huge potential with this setting, as long as it stays authentic to the original movies.

wudarbassist83
wudarbassist83

Excited that an Alien game is coming out after so long but I dunno how its gonna work out being an RPG. =/

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

OMG, WHEN AND WHERE! I must have this....me love Alien's franchise, it is just simply the best!

scottyskater77
scottyskater77

Awesome. I love the Alien franchise and can't wait to see what they got in store for us. I think I'd like the FPS more than the RPG, but I hope their both good games.

SrTVBR
SrTVBR

Well, it´s a Alien RPG and a Alien FPS.

Carohac
Carohac

I'm kinda confused here... is Osidian / Sega making 2 rpg's, one being based on Alien and another one yet to be titled or are these the same game? Well I always tought they were the same game, but I was just now browsing over wikipedia and check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsidian_Entertainment It basically says that there are 2 projects in development with different names, one named "Georgia" and another one named "Connecticut"...

nunoisbigboss
nunoisbigboss

if the aliens arent playable i really doubt that ill buy this game

SpazH3d
SpazH3d

This game is gonna suck without playable Aliens.

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

Give me a Deus-Ex style FPS/RPG hybrid set in the Aliens universe, and that would be kick-ass!

Darkbringer
Darkbringer

From the recent games that Obsidian produced, I would expect that the better ending of the game would be if you played the Aliens themselves. Both KoToR II & NWN II Endings sucked for the good guys...

EXODYS
EXODYS

Looking forward to it :-D

KingOfTheNubeis
KingOfTheNubeis

I have a feeling it will be turn based.Not a bad thing.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Just please dont go FP on this... that would be soo weak.

truemattyz
truemattyz

I think that is ace..alien vs predator ... was pretty cool and i bet this game will look cool when released.. i twill look so beutiful... oh and do one about red dwarf i can help!!!

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

what they are telling us here - nothing but junk what we want to hear - about the game whos with me?

KayHangman
KayHangman

To tubichat: Obsidian doesn't have the Predator license, so it won't be that, regardless. See Obsidian's forums for details.

tubichat
tubichat

All I want is Aliens Vs Predator 3! Those games were the ****

SciFiShooterGUY
SciFiShooterGUY

I personaly hope it's more even more action based First Person RPG than, Oblivion or Hellgate London. RPG games that say they are first person, still have that feeling of a third person game. I want an RPG that really feels like a first person game, and doesnt just look like one. At least there are games like STLAKER coming out, that are FPS, wit hRPG elements. In fact, I would have rather wanted to see a brand new First Person Shooter, in the ALIENS world. Maybe with RPG elements. But not fully RPG. And an updated version of the DOOM 3 engine.

PelekotansDream
PelekotansDream

I hope like Oblivion you can switch to first person. 3rd person can be done well but in the alien/terminator/predator games I always prefered 1st person.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

SInce the makers of KOTOR II is making it then I guess this game might be good.

djdna514
djdna514

alien franchise is SOOO wasted now. the story from the movies never really evolved to a respectable story, so making an RPG out of a world that i really dont care for, doesnt interest me, and graphics wont make ME play a game either. but it will probably be found on your bargain racks a couple months after its out. this is all opinion though, because somehow there's a new Rocky movie. How bout this sega, Alien vs. Rocky?

reddawnchild
reddawnchild

the setting is dated? not like the star wars universe?

Dreski83
Dreski83

Right off bat I was a lil turned off at the idea of a game in the Aliens universe simply cause the whole setting seems a lil dated... but with an RPG/Diablo approach, plus arcade masters Sega fixing up a shooter... I can kind of see this working out nicely ^_^

Prince_jeffery
Prince_jeffery

Nice. And an Alien FPS? That would rock even more.

Maverick82102
Maverick82102

Sounds great, but KOTOR 3 would be even better.

ares_infernus
ares_infernus

2009????? way too ahead of time, worst still if its gonna be trashy

diablos101
diablos101

Alien 5 set on earth and aliens got lose!!! c'mon make the film

buzzoinks
buzzoinks

come on brandywine, sigourney, make a new movie for 2008! warm people up for the games

samurai93745
samurai93745

I love shooting Aliens....should be fun.

ffmarco
ffmarco

Dunno, aliens and RPGs does nt work to me.

Edot0
Edot0

I dont know about this game but I will keeps my eyes on it.

Expane
Expane

2009?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

RPG!!! Awesome! Made by Obsidian, even more AWESOME! But, the question I have now..... The FPS... some of you may recall a certain awesome series of 2 games, that was also a fps and was also set in the alien universe.... Aliens Vs. Predator! And not the r-tarded movie either! What happened to AvP? AvP 2 was so good, I spent hours playing online... it was better then Halo in my opinion. AvP 3, without any tie ins to the movie (you know, like the movie never happened) could be the Halo killer if done right.......... Dammit, AvP 2 was one of my favorites... ruined by a movie with the dumbest plot and worst acting ever.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

SWEET!!! Aliens are awesome and those two teams are great. (But I hope Obsidian FINISHES AlienRPG before releasing it.)

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

nice i told people yonks ago that obsidian were making a PS3 and 360 title. but i got laughed at, who's laughing now?!?!?!

Unstoppable_1
Unstoppable_1

Woohoo now all we need is an online subscription based component with stats that save up and rank etc just like Aliens Online use to be!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Sega certainly picked the right crew to develop the Aliens RPG. Obsidian is a pretty damn good RPG developer.

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Oh wow. Sega is running the Full Throttle(R) (Pun intended) with the Aliens franchise! Lol. Alien Syndrome (although a remake of the arcade & late 80's home systems) being made by Totally Games, the maker of the old X-Wing games (the later ones were made by Factor 5). Aliens FPS possibly by Gearbox! And this Aliens RPG by Obsidian! OMG! Triple gaming goodness to the MAX!

eggsiboss
eggsiboss

watchin this for sure, both of em, any you guys read the original avp graphic novel, thats how good the film should have been!:)

watercandle
watercandle

Obsidian and Gearbox making Alien games. Sega, you'd better not screw these upcoming masterpices like you did on M2TW!

amogley
amogley

Dammit ... I was thinking of trying to create an Aliens mod using one of the newer engines (I was heading towards DoomIII/Quake4 because of the lighting effects) ... been beaten to the punch again :( Looking forward to the game already ... let's hope they can get it right. There have been some dodgy film titles recently,. The original AvP was awesome because of the atmosphere and the lack of saving whilst mid-level. I'm assuming this is going to be an Aliens only licence so probably just Marines against the Xenomorphs ;)

Aggie1295
Aggie1295

I just hope they have enough sense to put the FPS game on the PC.