With Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the prequel to the original Alien movie hitting cinemas now, the Gadget Helpline’s love for the franchise has been resurrected – so imagine our excitement to not only hear that the stunning sequel spin-off game Aliens: Colonial Marines will be showcased at next week’s E3 but also that an epic Collector’s Edition has gone on pre-order through Amazon!
Based on director James Cameron’s vision of an extra-terrestrial infested future Aliens: Colonial Marines takes place on the planet LV-426 in the year 2179 and puts players in the role of one of the soldiers sent on that fateful mission to find out why contact with the planet’s human inhabitants was suddenly lost. Of course those familiar with the classic movie will know that the colony has become a hive of hostile “xenomorphs” and the marines face a fight for their survival after their only means of escape is cut off. The real reason for their mission is surrounded in mystery and the truth is only known by Weyland-Yutani – or “the company” which is referenced again in Prometheus.
Aliens: Colonial Marines like the movie will feature the overrun corridors and chambers of the colony down to the depths of the hive which will host creatures from the original three movies as well as new improved species especially created for this game and players will utilise many of the weapons and gadgets as seen on screen in the 1986 sci-fi including motion tracker, the famous pulse rifle and most excitingly we get to command the Power Loader as originally driven by Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley character.
The awesome Alien: Colonial Marines Collector’s Edition includes a copy of the game for Xbox 360 as well a selection of exclusive content such as the USCM Academy Firing Range bonus level and unique weapons including Ripley’s flamethrower. There’s also the opportunity to play as a four of the Aliens movie’s most memorable troops Corporal Hicks, Private Drake, Sergeant Apone and Private Hudson (“Game over, man. Game over!”)
A pair of “physical” items completes the Collector’s Set – the Xeno Hive presentation box and a high quality resin figurine of Power Loader in action, with marine at the controls grappling an alien warrior! This fantastic box set costs only £69.99 on Amazon.co.uk. We can’t wait to see new footage at this year’s E3 after the game was first teased at last June’s event. With Prometheus now launched as well, it’s a great time to be a Alien fan!!