Sega has announced that Aliens Colonial Marines will be making an appearance at Comic-Con this year (July 11th – 15th). Attendees will be able to to go hands-on with the game at the Sega booth #2615.
In addition to this, concept designer and visual futurist Syd Mead will sign limited prints of his concept art of the USS Sulaco on Friday, July 13, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Fans will also have the chance to pick up a copy of an exclusive free Aliens Colonial Marines Dark Horse comic that is only available during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. You can find the full announcement after the jump.
Update 09/07/2012: It has been confirmed that the free exclusive comic book ties-in with the videogame. Written by Joshua Williamson with art by Patric Reynolds and a cover by Menton Matthews III, the comic is a short story about two marines fighting back a Xenomorph while trying to rescue a downed comrade.
“Aliens: Colonial Marines @ SEGA Arcade
200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101
Wednesday, July 11, 7pm – 10 pm
Thursday, July 12 – Saturday, July 14, 1pm – 9pm
Sunday, July 15, 11am – 7pm
SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that after last year’s success, the company is once again setting up shop in downtown San Diego to showcase its biggest titles during San Diego Comic-Con International 2012. The limited-time-only SEGA Arcade, located at 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, will feature this fall’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™, the thrilling new racing experience featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and a fantastic cast of SEGA All-Stars, as well as Aliens: Colonial Marines™, the highly anticipated first-person shooter from critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software that will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned ALIENS franchise.
Additionally, internationally acclaimed concept designer and visual futurist Syd Mead will sign limited prints of his concept art of the USS Sulaco, featured in the movie ALIENS and in the upcoming game Aliens: Colonial Marines, on Friday, July 13, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Dark Horse and SEGA® of America, Inc. are also pleased to invite fans of the franchise to stop by the SEGA Pop-Up Arcade in downtown San Diego or Booth #2615 on the expo floor to pick up a copy of an exclusive free Aliens: Colonial Marines comic that is only available during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial Marines presence in San Diego will further entail the display of the original 12ft alien queen special effects prop used in the iconic 1986 film ALIENS, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.“