Sega hatching new Alien game

Total War studio Creative Assembly working on new console project based on the classic sci-fi film series; Viking team reportedly developing.

This week, Sega revealed it is working on yet another game based on the Alien film series. The website for the Japanese's publisher's UK-based studio, the Creative Assembly, reveals that the shop is working on a console project based on the sci-fi intellectually property. Besides showing a picture of one of the iconic xenomorph eggs from the four films--Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection--the website also displays the logo for 20th Century Fox, the movie studio behind the series.

Sega is hoping to successfully hatch another Alien game.

The Creative Assembly's website provides no other details on the game, other than over a dozen job listings for the console project. However, gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun was on hand at the studio when the announcement was made and gleaned some further details. The new game will be based more on the more suspenseful Alien rather than the military-heavy Aliens, but it will still be an "action" game. Development will be handled by the same team that made 2008's Viking: Battle for Asgard, with the Creative Assembly's entire headcount bulking up to 200 for the project. It is also reportedly opening a new 10,000-square-foot facility to aid with the staff expansion.

The new Alien project marks the fourth title based on the property since Sega landed the license in December 2006. The publisher first commissioned a role-playing game set in the sci-fi universe from Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) before canceling the project in mid-2009. The company also hired Gearbox Software (Borderlands) to work on the first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is still in development despite having never been shown to the public. In February 2010, Sega released the Rebellion-developed Aliens vs. Predator to lukewarm reviews.

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mstrchf12
mstrchf12

As long as it actually is made by Creative Assembly and not shoved to another talentless studio then its fine. 

Diarma10
Diarma10

Sega have always been pathetic, they just got lucky with Sonic. They screwed up the Saturn by panicking (the development and marketing and giving up on the console too early), they screwed up the DC with yet more panicking (the Development, marketing and giving up on the console too early), they then went into hiding, sorry, publishing, to lick their wounds and treated the their old console fans like crap. Now they get the Aliens license and I bet you they are giving Gearbox crap too. This new announcement? It smacks of Panic. I don't care about this game, I want Colonial Marines ffs...

KILLZoneKILLall
KILLZoneKILLall

LET ROCKSTAR DO IT!!! LET ROCKSTAR DO IT!!!! LET ROCKSTAR DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

29111
29111

Not this time SEGA. I'll wait for it to drop to $15 bucks after everyone sees how bad your gonna screw this up again

jasonlc3221
jasonlc3221

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jasonlc3221
jasonlc3221

@syafiqjabar I've slept since playing the avp games from 10+ years ago. Barely remember them, but do remember they were fun. The recent AvP games I remember are: PS3/360 version and the RTS on the PS2 (and maybe orig. xbox). Both sucked, both didn't sell well. AvP movies, both sucked, don't know how the first movie was able to spawn another. I know that the games have been separated before. Alien trilogy on PS1 still holds a special place in my heart as well as Alien 3 on Genesis/SNES. Stand-alone Predator games? Not so much. Played Pred 2 when I was a kid, only thing I remember is that I rented it and played it for maybe 20 min total because I became bored with it. You obviously missed my point. In the last 7-8 years, when have you seen anything baring "Aliens" WITHOUT the word "Predator" right next to it? That's my point. I'm sick of seeing AvP stuff because lately it's been rubbish. This new game in this article really piqued my attention because it mentions NOTHING about Predator (thank God). I was also very sad the day I heard that the Alien RPG game was cancelled. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

Hey lets not listen to any our fans (people who pay us to make games) but instead lets give them a non-military puzzle platformer with rpg elements and........ARRRRRGGGG......give us the marines already!! The fans want pointy sticks and tactical shoulder fired nukes and pulse rifles with a squad of marines not the drivel they churned out last time....not holding my breath for this one.....

jonnycage121
jonnycage121

avp waz a let down after i had high hopes,,,i imagine the same for this one

spydayx1
spydayx1

im still trying to figure out why alien extermination never came out on Xbox 360 or playstation 3 because that arcade game is BAD AZZ, oh and a big tip one of the best alien games was the Alien vs Predator game that capcom did way back in the day it was a 2d fight and shooting game you could choose either a female or male soldier or two predator hunters.If this game were brought back just the way it is but in 3D that would be in incredible game. I believe the time Crisis style alien games are some of the best games and the game i mentioned earlier in this comment.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@GarZ-- Yes, there was Goldeneye, Chronicles of Riddick and Spider-man 2. Probably a lot more I forgot. Your comment is of course puzzling, since this game isn't even based on any of the movies, but the Alien franchise as a whole. On top of that, there have been multiple Alien games that have been pretty good.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

It's gonna flop :lol: Sega just needs to stop already :P

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

If sega could just set up a decent team to make an aliens game they might actually have something there but so far I haven't played anything in the decent range. DL SEGA!!!!

funkmugumbo
funkmugumbo

this doesn't sound good for aliens: colonial marines :-/

TWO1FIVE
TWO1FIVE

I had fun with AVP for a little while but the piss poor support and worst matchmaking ever for consoles wore out its welcome game still sold pretty well though so hopefully a new dev will bring out a good game. I want Colonial Marines from gearbox they have track record of quality games. I want colonial marines with drop in drop out co-op gameplay, some good atmoshpere and characters to choose from.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

AVP sucked. I'm afraid this might also.

Dezuria
Dezuria

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parkurtommo
parkurtommo

I hope this one will be better since the last game was not so good... The whole atmosphere and controls/movement need to be completely changed.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@jasonlc3221 Don't you remember we had 3 good AvP games (one on the Jaguar, two on the PC)? Also this is an Alien game, not a Predator game. You talk like there have never been seperate Alien and Predator games before.

jasonlc3221
jasonlc3221

Sounds like it could be a winner, as long as they leave out the predator. Look, I enjoy both franchises, but not together. It should've stayed in just the comic books. Just look at how awful the avp movies were when compared to the alien movies or the predator movies.

pakhair
pakhair

AVP wasn't anything spectacular but was still something enjoyable, Online was good too. So I will have good hopes fro this ones. My only regret with last game is that Marine campaign was horrible and Predator one was awesome. All campaigns should be fun

burrito_tester
burrito_tester

When it says its being developed by the viking team, does that mean its being developed by the people who made that crappy 5.5 viking game? Hopefully not...

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

Okay, this just seems odd to me. They started making an Alien RPG, and cancelled it. Aliens: Colonial Marines is apparently still in development at Gearbox, but we've seen no hide or hair of it. And now suddenly they're announcing yet another Alien game? Come on Sega, make your minds up. At the very least, show us what Gearbox have been working on all this time, and get that one out of the door before teasing everyone with yet another announcement. So far all we've had is an AvP rehash that some people like and other's hate, and didn't exactly get stellar review scores. For the love of mercy give us something we can really get our (tongue) teeth into!!

Savior6003
Savior6003

im hoping this will lean more the "horror" side of things. Like Amnesia:the dark descent..but with aliens...and flamethrowers.just dont make humans to over powered gotta make us fear the aliens not see them as more lines of code to end with a 12 gauge.

Spudtaco
Spudtaco

Not really hatching, more like laying.......The alien game eggs never seem to hatch! :( Hurry up colonial marines

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

thought this was about the gearbox game :( ..Sega should stop jerking around or sell the rights!!

JtheGrind
JtheGrind

As I can remember, a previous Aliens game was cancelled do to some reason I can't remember. I believe the game focused around the marines doing a recon mission on some alien infested planet. Now that game looked promising for sure. I just hope this game is somewhat going to be like that, as I'm a fan of the Alien series. Please do this game some justice (the franchise so much desperately needs).

blasterchief
blasterchief

@Garz-- Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay was, forget being a great movie-based game, one of the best games I ever played. The Two Towers and Return of the King games were also heaps of fun.

nobodylive
nobodylive

@GarZ-- Movies that are older often makes for a better game. The Godfather, I found to be a very good game. The Warriors was an amazing game, etc.

sflowers539
sflowers539

I really hope this game is good, "Aliens" is my favorite Sci-Fi/Horror movie of all time, and the "Aliens" series is probably my favorite too, but every game dating back to the SNES and Genesis has ranged between average and totally sucks.

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

@GarZ-- Uh hello, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay? Remember that game?

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

@GarZ-- Uh hello, Goldeneye007? Remember that game?

GarZ--
GarZ--

WHEN was there ever a "good" movie-based video game? Never. No matter how hard they try, it'll always suck in the end. This game will get a 6.0 at the most.

pyshco
pyshco

lets hope its better than Rebellion's AVP bad MP and sucky first person mechanics brought the game down

Lunastra78
Lunastra78

@burrito_tester No. Colonial Marines is developed by Gearbox, I believe.

Jdez15
Jdez15

Love sci fi games

tdelorean
tdelorean

What is this "sci-fi intellectually" you speak of?

obsequies
obsequies

sega really needs to put out a blockbuster hit..they've put out such mediocre titles the past few years since they went third party...it seemed like when they had a console they had a rep to maintain..now they just dont care...come on sega!

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

This game is made by Creative Assembly, who made Viking and Total War, not Rebellion. Colonial Marines is by Gearbox, which haven't actually gotten cancelled.

rapboy_905
rapboy_905

I've been waiting for Colonial Marines for ages man. It better not turn into another Duke Nukem farce. Still a game based on the original film sound good, I've been a fan of the series since I was a kid.

TrueIori
TrueIori

Sweet we need more facehuggers >:).

eddieham13
eddieham13

Viking battle for asgard is awesome. Or at least thats what I think.

uyuyuypr
uyuyuypr

Rebellions haters are always funny. AvP was a decent game not perfect but no so horrible like they said it is. 100 times better than Brink.

LinusBlue
LinusBlue

When I first read the title I thought they meant Thor: god of thunder by "Viking". Boy was that a relief when I read Viking: battle for Asgard.

1valiantknight
1valiantknight

Viking: Battle for Asgard is a highly underrated game, it's one of my favorite games that no ones heard of. I can't wait to see what these guys do with one of my favorite franchises. I also would love to see an Alien game from Gear Box!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'm always up for a great Alien game. In 2011 this should be straightforward?

hammerofcrom
hammerofcrom

but, I still want Aliens:Colonial Marines. who knows, maybe the earth's axis will flip, hell will freeze over and we'll get an announcement at E3 (no, I'm not holding my breath for it, but admit it. Some new details and a launch window are overdue)

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

Please Please Please do not give this game to Rebellion to develop. People give them credit for crap they did not do. Everyones always like "Oh they made the old school AVP so I bet the new one will be good!". WRONG. Rebellion made AVP1 and the reboot AVP, both of which were pretty above-average. The AVP game that made us not want to play another game in the dark ever again was AVP2, and that was made by Monolith, the same guys that brought us F.E.A.R. Its Rebellion thats the problem, get rid of those second-rate developers!