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Aliens Colonial Marines Box Art Revealed

Today, Sega has revealed the box art for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines game. You can find high-res shots of the artwork on PC, Xbox 360 and PC as well as the full press release by clicking the image below. Check out all the versions here. Also be sure to let us know your thoughts on the artwork in our forums.

 Aliens Colonial Marines Box Art Revealed

In related news, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford has talked about the game’s delay & Prometheus during a recent interview with Playstation. You can read the full thing here. Thanks to Sega for the news.

 

Press release:

“Aliens: Colonial Marines Packshots & Info Text
 
Today we are excited to reveal the pack fronts for SEGA’s highly anticipated Aliens: Colonial Marines™, featuring you and your friends as the ultimate badasses against the deadliest killers in the galaxy.

In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood curdling thrills that the movie is renowned for.

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is scheduled for release in the Autumn of 2012 on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC.



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  1. Capsule
    The characters on the cover are ridiculous. Randy, among others who have tried to portray the colonial marines after Cameron always seem to get the whole thing wrong. I see Aliens as cyberpunk, with punk characters. Cigarrette between the teeth they fix a sentry gun. They look marines but upon closer inspection they are not, it's just a way to put butter on the bread. The identity of the characters isn't stereotypically tied to their employer. So my point is that Randy among many have the same interpretation of the marines we all already know, but it's wrong and shallow. Cameron loves cyberpunk, u can see the load and trouble his characters carry on their soldiers, under their uniforms. Its a tough world, corrupted society. They're punks.
  2. AvatarIII
    i actually like the box art quite alot! i would have just LOVED movie licence to be extended to the squad members. ie being able to play as hicks, hudson, vasquez, drake etc etc. i know they died in the film and it would be terrible continuity-wise. But in an ideal world it would go towards making me a happy man lol

    Maybe they'll have obvious "not so obvious" playable characters in some sort of side story mode that are similar like "Ricks", "Huston", "Ramirez", "Blake", "Gordon", "Verro" and "Helen Risley" with some evil dork named "Connor Lurke"? hahaha... that would be sweet!
    no, just no.
    unless they were only for multiplayer.
  3. AndrewJJ
    Good use of white space in my opinion.

    Brings forward the extra details of the xeno's head. I also think the head stands out a little more on white than it would on a black back ground.

    I completely agree. After experimenting with making the background black myself, I came to the same conclusion. The profile of the alien is harder to make out on a black background, and the focal point of the marines in the middle is lost.
  4. Moosh89
    i actually like the box art quite alot! i would have just LOVED movie licence to be extended to the squad members. ie being able to play as hicks, hudson, vasquez, drake etc etc. i know they died in the film and it would be terrible continuity-wise. But in an ideal world it would go towards making me a happy man lol

    Maybe they'll have obvious "not so obvious" playable characters in some sort of side story mode that are similar like "Ricks", "Huston", "Ramirez", "Blake", "Gordon", "Verro" and "Helen Risley" with some evil dork named "Connor Lurke"? hahaha... that would be sweet!
  5. Celtic Warrior
    i actually like the box art quite alot! i would have just LOVED movie licence to be extended to the squad members. ie being able to play as hicks, hudson, vasquez, drake etc etc. i know they died in the film and it would be terrible continuity-wise. But in an ideal world it would go towards making me a happy man lol
  6. Viscus
    Good use of white space in my opinion.

    Brings forward the extra details of the xeno's head. I also think the head stands out a little more on white than it would on a black back ground.

    All honesty, I couldn't have done a better job because I'm not a professional graphics artist  ;D
  7. Xeno Killer 2179
    Nice cover
    I still say the blank canvas with nothing but the words "Aliens Colonial Marines" written in the graphic style of the of film idea would suffice. Your signature pic is perfect, just squeeze the letters so they're more narrow and fill the cover with blackness. The back side could have anything on it for all I care.
    http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/927/rsz11alienscolonialmari.jpg
  8. RoaryUK
    The AvP 2010 cover was much better, and what's with the white background, looks likes it's been given as much thought as the games release date, average at best but just doesn't give that ALIENS vibe at all.
  9. AvatarIII
    Don't care, I'm buying the game to play it, not look at the cover.
    This

    Next time I hear a one-word response like "this" or "agreed" made just for the sake of post-count:
    http://thewolfmancometh.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/kenpark-suicide.gif

    This




    only kidding, who cares about post count anyway, if someone has an opinion, but it appears someone else has already stated a similar statement and they wish to express their opinion too, what's wrong with stating their agreement?
  10. Kol
    unfortunately the white background reminds me too much of the AVP movie poster

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it. I never liked that AVP poster, mainly because of the white background.  Granted I think the A:CM cover looks a lot better, I still wanted to know what it would look like on a black background. This is pretty rough, but I'm not going to spend all day on something so insignificant:

    http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/xAndrewJJx/AliensCMcoverblack.jpg

    It looks better in any case, as with the white background!
    Don't care, I'm buying the game to play it, not look at the cover.
    This

    dito, guys!  ;)
  11. AndrewJJ
    unfortunately the white background reminds me too much of the AVP movie poster

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it. I never liked that AVP poster, mainly because of the white background.  Granted I think the A:CM cover looks a lot better, I still wanted to know what it would look like on a black background. This is pretty rough, but I'm not going to spend all day on something so insignificant:

    http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/xAndrewJJx/AliensCMcoverblack1.jpg
  12. newbeing
    i notice one of the 4 marines is a girl, is that first confirmation of female marines? I'd certainly expect to be able to play as one if there's one on the cover, and i know a lot of people were hoping to be able to do that.
    unfortunately the white background reminds me too much of the AVP movie poster
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Avpmovie.jpg

    the zoomed in version on the console box is a lot better. with less white.

    We've known about Bella for a while now and also there are female marines in the cinematic trailer.

    I'm kind of on the fence about this cover. While I'm glad they went for something different the overall design feels very bland to me. There's no sense of tension or threat or dread. The marines in the cover are just walking down the hall with very neutral expressions and relaxed poses. Also blue and white are very calming colors.

    The composition feels very uneven (too heavy on the left) and the monochromatic color scheme is making some of the details vanish (as seen with the weapons). There's also some weird perspective stuff going on with the inner jaw and the rest of the mouth. I actually preferred some of Xeno_kilelrs mock ups.

    Then again this is just very nitpicky stuff.
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