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A:CM “Stasis Interrupted” DLC Announced

Stasis Interrupted, the latest piece of DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines by Gearbox Software and Darkside Game Studios, has been officially announced today. Additionally, the changelog for the newest Xbox 360 patch can be found here.

“The final piece of Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC, Stasis Interrupted, tells the story of what happened to Hicks between Aliens and Alien 3 through the eyes of three different characters. The story begins as Lisbeth Hutchins and other passengers onboard the spaceship Legato wake unexpectedly from hypersleep and must figure out why their vessel has been diverted to intercept the Sulaco leaving LV-426’s orbit. Fight your way through the alien-infested spaceship, find out what Michael Weyland is after, and discover what truly happened to Hicks!

Packing new Achievements and Trophies, Stasis Interrupted will be rolling out on all platforms beginning July 23th (July 24th for PlayStation 3 players in Europe) and will be available individually or as part of the Aliens: Colonial Marines Season Pass, a bundle that includes access to the previously released Bug Hunt mode, Reconnaissance Pack and Movie Map Pack.”

Thanks to ST for the news.

Update 18/07/13: The newest patch has now been released on PS3. Details can be found here.



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  1. PVTDukeMorrison
    Well since spider in my basement has been dealt with, I had a chance to play the first level of the DLC, presentation on the xbox is pretty bad, but so far the story and voice acting kicks the crap out of the vanilla game
  2. Kronnang_Dunn
    Contrary to popular opinion, I am glad at the fact that the SP DLC is finally coming and they did not cancel it despite all the negative feedback. Is probably going to be a long long time before the next Aliens game is out, and all the hate ACM is still getting won't make the situation any better. Do not want to wait that long for the next game... I am not getting any younger, you know....? :-\
  3. Samus007
    When will us consoles get some better graphics da**it.
    Never. Thats hardware problem, its not the game.

    Normally I agree with this statement. But, in the case of Aliens, it just looks like complete shit on consoles and mediocre at best on PC. Sure, some patches later it got better on PC, but its weak compared to most AAA games that have come and gone in the same time frame, and hell, some years before. Modern Warfare 1, which is I dunno how many years old now, and just about all other FPS games look way better than Aliens does, and thats just sad. The character models look like something from 2004 PS2.

    Hardware problem no, not this time, game just looks beyond dated for a 2013 game. Had it looked like, say, Dead Space 1 thru 3 no one would have complained. And Dead Space 1 -3 on consoles looks great. (I use Dead Space as an example because of it's dark 'Alien' type feel).
  4. underbound
    When will us consoles get some better graphics da**it. So is the game any better in any way than last time?
    Oh and I heard someone else is doing the dlc not gearbox(they were called darkside or something close)
  5. The Eighth Passenger
    Apparently this is coming out with a patch after it or on the same day. Any other info on this patch?

    The Xbox and PS3 patches were released last week. PC still awaiting new patch.

    Quote
    July 15, 2013 Update

    General

        Adjusted melee encounter animations
        Various AI improvements.
            Adjusted Xeno behavior to only allow for tail attacks when they’re on ceilings
            Fixed an issue that could cause Xenos to walk upright on ceilings
            Adjusted Lurker AI to retreat a bit after a close encounter
            Fixed a bug where AI marines would occasionally default pose if incapacitated from a melee encounter
            Fixed a bug where AI would still be targetable by Xenos while incapacitated
        Changed the close encounter lighting to fade out instead of abruptly turning off
        Addressed an issue where player weapons would possibly continue to fire during melee encounters
        Adjusted the dissolve effect for Xeno head pieces and particles in Bug Hunt and multiplayer
        Adjusted the attack angle for the Xeno tail stab to prevent stretching
        Addressed an issue where Xeno gore effects would occasionally play twice
        Addressed an issue with the ‘Eat This!’ achievement from not being unlocked when using the double-barreled flush gun
        Addressed a rare crash bug when using interactive objects
        Addressed an issue where the motion tracker ping would play when you didn’t have a motion tracker available

    Campaign

        Adjusted “Recruit” difficulty to be easier. (Other difficulty options have not changed)
        Fixed a clipping issue with an early Xeno encounter

    Versus

        Adjusted a broken Extermination Point in Excavation
        Addressed an issue in Extermination where the last two Extermination Points used would sometimes immediately reactivate
        Addressed an issue that wouldn’t let you select spectator cameras when joining games in progress
  6. Vers
    At the end you approach the chair of Michael Weyland to finish the company once and for all. Only to have it swing around to reveal Randy with two fists full of money and laughing at you.

    Game over, man.

    I still like the multiplayer, but I can't get over how awful the campaign was and still is. Needless to say, I won't be getting up early to see how this one wraps up.
  7. ChanceVance
    I for one cannot wait to play this simply to see what justification they've cooked up story-line wise as to why Hicks is still alive.I'm not expecting it to make any sense but I'd love to see them try
  8. windebieste
    The last piece of this DLC set better be an improvement over the rest of this smoking turd of a game.  Not really convinced it's even possible, however. 

    6 years of development and $60,000,000 spent on it... atrocious, really. 

    -Windebieste.
  9. SM
    Off the top of my head, description of LV-426, size and speed of Sulaco.  ie. Stuff where you can make a comparison to the source material.  Other stuff that LBW made up - no problem.
  10. PanCoreUnit
    [qute]Alot of people do consider the tech manuel to be correct.

    Bits of it I consider correct too.  Some bits aren't.

    And Hicks being alive is - as I oft alluded to - an idea unworthy of even the shittiest fan fic.
    [/quote]

    ok fair enough.

    Eh true i suppose. Being a fan of the early alien 3 scripts i somewhat like the idea that hicks could be alive but thats just me i guess.

    lol ive read fanfics that explained how hudson could have survived that are much worse.

    I just really hate how they are esentially selling you an important aspect of the story that should have been put in the game. "That's another story" was obviously DLC-bait, but dammit, that's something I would expect from EA. This DLC is just plain greedy.

    except EA would have given it away for free; given how well they handled the mass effect 3 fiasco, i dont think they would want another PR "crap-storm" on their hands

    That was after massive fan backlash though and massive EA stock drops.
  11. SM
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    Alot of people do consider the tech manuel to be correct.

    Bits of it I consider correct too.  Some bits aren't.

    And Hicks being alive is - as I oft alluded to - an idea unworthy of even the shittiest fan fic.
  12. swarm87
    I just really hate how they are esentially selling you an important aspect of the story that should have been put in the game. "That's another story" was obviously DLC-bait, but dammit, that's something I would expect from EA. This DLC is just plain greedy.

    except EA would have given it away for free; given how well they handled the mass effect 3 fiasco, i dont think they would want another PR "crap-storm" on their hands
  13. PanCoreUnit
    Goody more charcters no one cares about.

    Im kinda curious as to what BS way they will explain hicks being alive,as much as i don't mind hicks being alive.

    LOL I suspected there was going to be a SP DLC. I was not wrong. I'm glad I bought the Season Pass. The company making the Expansion did a great work in Borderlands 2... =)
    lol yeah rumor says that aliens colonial marines funded borderlands 2
    That it did

    To be fair SM the last page of the tech manuel says the Derelict is intact,just putting that out there.

  14. Kronnang_Dunn
    LOL I suspected there was going to be a SP DLC. I was not wrong.
    Its not like they never announced it <.<

    Never saw the news.... ::)

    I'm one of those guys that really likes Hicks, so I really don't care that they retcon-ed him. As long as they make the story for it slightly believable. I wouldn't mind it being canon if the explanation was at least decent, which is doubtful.

    I bet he is going to be the final playable character. The first, Lisbeth Hutchins, is an obvious tribute to the actress who played Shaw in Prometheus, Noomi Rapace, since she became noticed by Ridley Scott after playing Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...  ;D

    Wonder who the second character will be? A WY PMC perhaps? :o
  15. xeno-kaname
    I got the season pass and I haven't been making use of it much lately. The movie map packs are actually pretty cool. But can't find anybody else that plays them unless I play in the GBX Forums game nights.

    I'm one of those guys that really likes Hicks, so I really don't care that they retcon-ed him. As long as they make the story for it slightly believable. I wouldn't mind it being canon if the explanation was at least decent, which is doubtful.
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