Posted by Darkness on January 7, 2010 (Updated: 16-Jun-2012)
Platform: Nintendo DS
Release Date: September 2011
Developer: Way Forward
GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER!
Immerse yourself in the Aliens universe on Nintendo DS in this action-packed, platform shooter with a hardcore, retro feel and a deep storyline that tailors itself to your game.
Lead your own specially selected team of Colonial Marines into action to rescue captured comrades and battle hordes of Xenomorphs with a vast array of weaponry from the legendary Aliens film title.
Can you handle the tension and terror which meets you at every level?
- The Aliens Universe
The Aliens universe provides a setting full of horror, suspense and action. Using authentic environments inspired by the film series including the Sulaco and LV-426, the player will be immersed in an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring their death.
- Deep & rewarding combat
Wield authentic weapons from the films, including the pulse rifle, smart gun, flamethrower and more. Use cover and blindfire to outshoot Xenos or sneak through the Sulaco in stealth missions – but watch out for Xenos lurking in the dark.
- Build your own squad of Colonial Marines
Recruit up to twenty individual Colonial Marines with distinct personalities, each designed by famed comic artist Chris Bachalo. Race to rescue captured comrades in five realtime minutes before they are implanted with Xenos.
- Dynamic story system
Storyline and dialogue will change depending on who you have chosen for your team. Who will be able to stand up to the Xeno horde – and who will be dragged away to the hive?
- Classic arcade feel
Aliens: Infestation features 2D side-scrolling gameplay in the style of Metroid or Castlevania with an arcade, retro feel. This couples with a deep combat system and extensive narrative to make this the ultimate in fan-service.
Aliens: Infestation was never officially announced by Sega. At the time of it’s discovery it was known only as Aliens: Colonial Marines. A gameplay video was leaked onto YouTube in May 2009 which showed a couple of minutes of footage from the game. This was quickly removed from YouTube by Sega which more or less confirmed its existence. It was developed by Wayforward in association with Gearbox Software. Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines game and this probably share a few details. Notable scenes in the leaked footage include a Space Jockey Alien, a Rhino Alien and a scene with a powerloader fighting with a Queen Alien. It was rumoured that the game was complete but Sega cancelled the game due to financial reasons. In May 2011, Sega had the game classified in Australia, suggesting the game will indeed be released. In July 2011. Sega officially announced the game for a September 2011 release.
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