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Several online retailers including Gamespot and the official Sega store have released new pre-order details for the digital version of the upcoming videogame Aliens: Colonial Marines, revealing a brand new Colonial Marines weapon called the S.H.A.R.P. rifle. According to the blurb: “Customers who pre-order Aliens: Colonial Marines will receive “The S.H.A.R.P. Rifle” free. As referenced by Hudson in Aliens™ the prototype sonic-harpoon artillery remote projectile (S.H.A.R.P.) rifle fires time-delayed, explosive-tipped darts that embed themselves into enemies or terrain.”

 More A:CM Pre-order Details & Concept Art [Updated]

Additionally, a good number of concept art images from the game featuring Hadley’s Hope among other scenarios have been posted online over the past few weeks. Make sure to check out the gallery after the cut if you missed the new material.

Update 29/11/12: A new brief clip titled “Concept to Game” has been released today in which we can see some of the art pieces linked above in video & 3D form. You can watch it here.


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  1. I placed my preorder upon playing a couple of rounds of MP at Eurogamer Expo back in September. I personally loved the game from the 20 minutes play time I had with it. Run and gun doesn't work to well in this game, team work is key and for the most part the game seemed balanced with very little hitches.
  2. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of them taking little mentions and expanding them like the Ball Breakers but I think this is going a little far if they're actually trying to imply this is what Hudson meant. That said, it does seem like a cool little rifle. Just not sure how well it fits in with the universe.

    It is too far.  These Ball Breakers he was talking about I assumed they where some kind of serge protector.
  3. Did nobody read the blurb?
    It's not just a spear gun,
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    Pre-order and get "The S.H.A.R.P. Rifle"
    Customers who pre-order Aliens: Colonial Marines will receive "The S.H.A.R.P. Rifle" free. As referenced by Hudson in Aliens™ the prototype sonic-harpoon artillery remote projectile (S.H.A.R.P.) rifle fires time-delayed, explosive-tipped darts that embed themselves into enemies or terrain. This offer applies to all existing pre-orders. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time
    It's like a torque bow, still pretty silly but c'mon we went there as soon as Hadley's hope survived.
  4. Good thing Hudson didn't mention rocks in his speech; Gearbox would probably take it to mean grenades. :D

    I do like this rifle though. Might be fun in single player sniping bad WY guys, or whatever.
  5. "Dude, you know what this game could do with?"
    "What?"
    "Some Predators..."
    "I know, I know! But... Look, I know it's tempting, but..."
    "And one of those... Combistick things... Dude, those were awwwesome!"
    "Is 'combistick' even a real word? Don't normal people just call those 'spears'?"
    "Shut up! I want one! Let's... I know! We'll give the Marines one!"
    "Well... Heh... I dunno', how would we get away with-"
    "We'll make it look like a gun!"
    "A gun which fires sticks?"
    "Uhh... It'll be a big gun!"
    "Could it look... Chunky? Like a brick. Chunky is futuristic."
    "You couldn't even lift this thing up!"
    "Yeah! Let's do it!"
  6. I hope James Cameron has remained at least proud enough of this film to punch Randy Pitchford in the face next time he mentions cannon and Aliens in the same sentence.

    Gearbox you god damn morons!!!! How could you screw up such a simple idea so spectacularly?
  7. I think it's fairly obvious that "sharp sticks" was not intended to be slang for some form of high tech weaponry. They were already stretching it with the sonic electronic ball breakers. That worked out well, this new rifle not so much.

    At least it sounds fun to use.  :)
  8. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of them taking little mentions and expanding them like the Ball Breakers but I think this is going a little far if they're actually trying to imply this is what Hudson meant. That said, it does seem like a cool little rifle. Just not sure how well it fits in with the universe.

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