Sega have announced release details for Aliens vs. Predator for the US and Australia. In the US, you have the Standard Edition and Hunter Edition which will be released February 16th. The Hunter Edition is virtually the same as the European version except it is only available for PS3 and X360. It also comes with a hardcover graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics featuring the original Aliens vs Predator comic. There’s no mention of the Survivor Edition and there’s no word on prices.
In Australia, the the Standard, Survivor and Hunter Edition will be released February 18th. The editions are exactly the same as the European versions. The press release also gives the SRP prices. The Standard Edition will cost $99.95 (PS3, X360) & $89.95 (PC), the Survivor Edition will cost $119.95 (PS3, X360) & $109.95 (PC) while the Hunter Edition will cost $139.95 (PS3, X360) & $125.95 (PC). *All prices are in Australian Dollar. Thanks to ikarop for the news.
Sega have just released a new trailer for Aliens vs. Predator. This covers the story in the game and it’s narrated by none other than Lance Henrikson. It’s almost three minutes long and shows some wonderful cinematics from the game. There’s also plenty of new gameplay footage. Check it out on YouTube below:
Thanks to ikarop for the news.
Unfortunately I must inform you all that screenwriter, Dan O’Bannon, the man behind the original draft of Alien has passed away at age 63. Harry from Aint It Cool News was the one to reveal the sad news.
“Well, David called to tell me Dan O’Bannon had just passed away. Dan had been in the hospital this past week fighting to hang on, but lost the battle not too long ago – and David wanted to alert the world of the passing of one of Geek’s great creators.”
On behalf of the staff and community of AvPGalaxy, we can only wish Dan O’Bannon’s friends and family the best of luck. I’d thank to thank Coming Soon, Chris Archer, Steve and the many others for taking the time to send us an email.
It has been revealed! Bloody Disgusting have recently scooped that none other than Laurence Fishburne will be taking on the role of Nolan in Predators:
“Bloody Disgusting has learned today that the great Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Event Horizon, Assault on Precinct 13) has joined the massive cast of Nimrod Antal’s Predators, which is now lensing in Austin, Texas under the watch of Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. “
According to IESB the role is going to be “an uncredited cameo role”. It has appeared on numerous other sites and looks like the reveal was due to set visits so we might be seeing some set reports in the near future. Many thanks to Johnny Handsome for the news.
Foreign (Polish, I believe) gaming website GamiKaze has posted up 27 images from AvP’s latest press kit. Some have been seen before but most haven’t:
There’s 27 in total, showing off all the different species and the graphics. Looks amazing and only makes the wait for release even worse. Thanks to Ikarop for finding them.
It was also just confirmed that AvP is now being released in Australia: “The Australian Classification Review Board has overturned the original decision to Refuse Classification for the game and has given it an MA15+ rating. With no cuts made.” Thanks to the numerous people for the emails.
Gaming website Kotaku has posting up a first impressions of the multiplayer aspect of Aliens vs Predator. As well as that they’ve also got 2 new screenshots:
“I was impressed with how distinct the three species felt from each other and how much this game in multiplayer feels like a hunt. In Infestation, I felt vulnerable while I played as a human and the Alien pack grew. Those of us who remained as Marines, for the moment, would spot the Aliens darting across walls and ceilings.”
As well as that Ikarop recently uncovered two unseen screens. For more previews on Aliens vs Predator don’t be afraid to check out the forums for our list. Thanks to Ikarop and PeteySodes for the news.
MCV have confirmed details of the European editions of Aliens vs. Predator. The game will launch in Europe on Friday, February 19th and there will be three editions. Standard, Survivor and Hunter. The Survivor Edition comes in a steel case and features a code for downloadable multiplayer maps, which will be available post-launch. The Hunter Edition will also contain the maps, as well as a posable facehugger model, a Weyland Yutani sleeve badge and a 3D lenticular postcard. No details on prices as of yet.
Thanks to newbeing and Ikarop for the news.
Update #1: Pictures of the Survivor and Hunter packs have appeared online. Read More to see them. *Pictures removed at request of Sega as updated images has been released.
Update #2: Here’s a super high-res promo picture of the Hunter Edition which shows pictures and a description of the four exclusive maps as well as the other items listed above.
Rebellion recently hinted that there may be guest star appearances in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game. Today, Sega announced Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Alien 3, AvP) was one of those guest stars who did some voice work for the game. He plays Karl Bishop Weyland, the descendant of Weyland-Yutani corporation founder Charles Bishop Weyland. We bring you an exclusive video interview with the man himself, Lance Henriksen.
Many thanks to Lance for taking the time out to do the interview and to Sega and ikarop for handling this interview. You can also view another interview with Lance Henriksen over on AliensvsPredator.net via YouTube.
The final box art for the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game has been revealed. Check it out below or visit this thread for high-res shots of the artwork on PC, X360 and PS3. This is the UK artwork judging by the rating but the US artwork will probably be similar.
In related news, the game will not be released in Australia. “Apparently, the game’s excessive gore and violence exceeds the requirements for a MA15+ rating. Without an option for an R18+ rating, Aliens vs. Predator becomes the latest title to join the ever-growing list of essentially “banned” games in the territory.” Rebellion have responded by saying they won’t be releasing a censored version of the game either. Thanks to ikarop for the news.
Predators director, Nimród Antal, has spoken about the movie in a chat with ComingSoon.net. He talks about how he got the job to direct Predators, and about the cast. He implies they will be going practical for the Predator costumes as opposed to CGI. The Arnie cameo is still up in the air right now. One thing he does confirm is that the movie is being shot as a R-Rated film.
“So far, it’s been great, and I think that the fans who may have been underwhelmed by the last two AVP films, I think they’re in for a very pleasant surprise,” he told us tentatively when asked how it was going.
Since the movie’s title seemingly will include Robert Rodriguez’s name even though the Austin-based filmmaker isn’t directing, we were curious how involved Rodriguez was in the actual making of the movie. “Robert hired me, so obviously I’m very grateful for him giving me a shot. He is involved in the screenplay and we’ve had a lot of conversations, and any big decisions I want to make, I always speak to him about, but he’s been very gracious and he’s been letting me do my thing. He’s really let me perform and he’s let me dance, so again, I’m grateful to him for that.”
Thanks to JaredK21 for the news.