R.I.P Aliens RPG: Sega responds to cancellation

I think I’ve written about Aliens as much as Kotaku‘s written about Dragon Quest IX. I just love acid-filled space rapists with big, phallic heads. That’s why I was bummed when Aliens RPG was officially canned, and Sega’s response doesn’t cheer me up, unfortunately.

“At this point, Sega has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG,” states a Sega spokesman. “The Aliens franchise offers us so much content to choose from that we feel it important to take a step back and carefully consider the type of game we want to release.

“We plan to continue working with the Aliens franchise and ask fans to be patient and stay tuned for more information about what SEGA has coming out for the Aliens series of games, starting with the upcoming Alien vs. Predator game. We are very excited about and focused on Alien vs. Predator, which promises gamers a fantastic single player game and an equally compelling multiplayer experience. We are confident that it provides all the excitement and fun that the Aliens and Predator fans are looking for.”

Well, there you go. Seems like Sega just had so much Aliens content coming, and something had to take a hit. With developer Obsidian already working on Alpha Protocol, it just made sense I guess. It’s still a shame, since I’d love to see the Aliens franchise tackle a brand new genre, but it looks like we’ll have to wait. Luckily we have AvP, Colonial Marines and the DS spin-off to tide us over.

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