Aliens: Infestation has been properly outed by the ESRB. We first heard about it when it was revealed as a canceled project, before the OFLC revealed its name. Since then, SEGA has refused to officially announce the WayForward-developed DS shooter, but the ESRB seems quite sure it's happening.
"This is a sci-fi action platformer in which players control a marine squad on a mission to eradicate alien creatures," describes the ESRB. "As players run and jump through side-scrolling levels, they use rifles, pistols, flamethrowers, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers and aliens (i.e., "xenomorphs"). The frenetic battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain; injured aliens emit green splashes of blood before collapsing to the ground.
"Some sequences also depict red blood spurts when human characters are killed (e.g., an alien bursting out of a man's chest; characters getting bitten by aliens). During the course of the game, players can enter a locker room and see a male character whose buttocks are briefly exposed. The words 'a*s,' 'bastard,' and 'hell' appear in the dialogue."
WayForward is a fine studio, Xenomorphs are badass, and sidescrolling shooters are great fun. Looks pretty much like the perfect storm of awesome to me.
|2:00 PM on 10.12.2011|
Review: Aliens: Infestation
Videogames owe a lot to Aliens. The movie classic gave us the archetypal space marine, then pitted them against a nest full of drooling Xenomorphs, the titular Aliens that have served as a blueprint for so many videogame enem...more
|9:20 AM on 10.04.2011|
Time for another Aliens: Infestation trailer you BITCH!
Here's another trailer for WayForward's Aliens: Infestation, which is due to to hit North America on October 11. It's shaping up to be one of the best DS games in recent memory, but of course that won't be known for sure unt...more
|8:00 AM on 09.27.2011|
Bishop's knife trick is an Aliens: Infestation minigame
In news that finally cements my unrivaled excitement for Aliens: Infestation, it's been revealed that the famous "knife trick" scene from Aliens will be in WayForward's DS adventure as a playable minigame. The news come...more
|11:45 AM on 09.23.2011|
How Aliens: Infestation aims to make 2D pixels scare you
It would have been easy for WayForward to make Aliens: Infestation a straight scrolling shooter, but the studio hopes to raise the bar and make a game that's genuinely pants-wettingly scary. In a new developer blog, director&...more
|12:00 PM on 09.19.2011|
Have another sexy Aliens: Infestation trailer!
A second trailer for WayForward's promising DS game, Aliens: Infestation has emerged, and I am stoked as all bloody buggery! While I'm a little sad that the guitar riff from the last trailer isn't present, this is still a ba...more
|10:15 AM on 09.09.2011|
Aliens Infestation is an Aliens game BASED ON ALIENS!
The headline to this article may look very redundant -- after all, saying that an Aliens game is based on Aliens is like saying Call of Duty has some guns in it, right? Not quite. Director Adam Tierney makes a good point...more
|4:45 PM on 09.02.2011|
Aliens: Infestation trailer is short but so very sweet
SEGA has released a trailer for Aliens: Infestation, showing off some of the lovely gameplay that got me so excited at PAX. Developed by WayForward, the game takes elements from Metroid and Contra, then adds Xenomorphs for a...more
|11:00 AM on 08.30.2011|
Aliens: Infestation is Metroid with Xenomorphs OH GOD!
SEGA's booth was fairly lavish this year, with huge signs, flashy lights, ladies dressed like Colonial Marines, and ... one fairly quiet man, wandering around with a DS. He was completely nondescript, fairly easy to miss, and...more
|5:45 PM on 08.29.2011|
Aliens: Infestation release dates announced
A number of us at Destructoid are excited about Aliens: Infestation, the upcoming Nintendo DS release from WayForward and Gearbox Software. The game was playable at PAX and while I didn't have time to swing by and check it ou...more
|11:15 AM on 07.20.2011|
Sega finally announces WayForward's Aliens: Infestation
Great news for Aliens fans and Jim Sterling: Sega has finally officially announced Aliens: Infestation for the Nintendo DS. The side-scrolling action game, as we already knew, is being developed by the 2D, side-scrolling mast...more
|10:00 AM on 04.23.2013|
SimCity, Colonial Marines, and The Silence
Recently, John Walker at Rock, Paper, Shotgun wrote a compelling article on SimCity, and how Electronic Arts' maintenance of radio silence has demonstrated total effectiveness in getting everybody to shut up. The basic argume...more
|12:45 PM on 04.05.2013|
Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U canceled
Those of you left caring may have noticed Aliens: Colonial Marines missed its Wii U release launch window. There's a very good reason for that -- SEGA finally decided to shoot the lame dog in the head, and has quietly cancele...more
|8:00 AM on 04.03.2013|
SEGA admits Colonial Marines trailers are unreflective
Following an upheld complaint with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, SEGA Europe has admitted that trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines do not reflect the game's final (shoddy) content. The complaint was upheld...more