In early February Creative Assembly invited AvPGalaxy down to their studios in Horsham, England to get a hands-on with Alien...
It seems there’s another new licensed Aliens game making its way to arcades and it’s called Aliens Armageddon from Play Mechanix...
We are happy to announce that AvPGalaxy will be doing an Q&A with Creative Assembly very soon about the recently...
Earlier this year we reported that Dark Horse would be launching a Prometheus comic series. Over the past several days news has been emerging that Dark Horse would also be launching new Alien, Predator and versus series. However, according to this io9 article Dark Horse intends to reboot the comic franchise and bridge all four franchises into a single continuity:
“The level of collaboration here between the writers is pretty phenomenal, actually. Chris, Paul, and Joshua are all friends of mine who I hang out with on a regular basis, but it was an interesting experience getting to sit together in one room with them and hash out the intricacies of these various characters and their individual stories, and how they would sync up and interact. When Scott brought me onboard, he described it as a “writer’s room,” which is something that I hadn’t really been a part of before.”
The io9 article includes brief interviews with writers of all four series and includes several pieces of concept art by the series artists. I for one am very interested in this news. A solid EU continuity is something that the Aliens/Predator franchise just don’t have. I’m excited to see where this goes.
Some of you may remember the Aliens Predator CCG, a collectible card game that was released over a decade ago. That game lasted 2 sets and was unfortunately cancelled. Since then, Alien hasn’t had a presence in the world of table-top card gaming. That time is now over:
“Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game is a fully cooperative game with original art. While based on the Marvel superheroes version of Legendary, the two games will be compatible but cannot be fully integrated. Legendary Encounters is a deck-building game in the same family as Legendary, but now players must cooperate in order to survive against hordes of aliens. Players take turns recruiting cards for their deck from a central selection in order to improve their deck and defeat enemy cards that are added to the central game board.”
You can find out more over at Board Game Geek. Thanks to Mr Domino for the news.
Randy Pitchford has briefly talked about Aliens: Colonial Marines in a recent chat with Nerdist. In this video interview, the Gearbox Software CEO jokes about the game’s success and responds to a Prometheus comparison.
Skip to 4:39 for the interview.
Thanks to Pulser for the link.
I’d like to thank Tim Lebbon for joining me and discussing his new book. A transcript of the interview with be uploaded to our Interviews section soon.
Some of you may have seen this, some of you may not have but I’d like to bring this petition to the eyes of all our readers. Several members of the Aliens: Colonial Marines community have started a petition to ask Gearbox to create more content for A:CM.
“As such, we, the undersigned, feel that there is an immense demand for this particular game mode, and believe that if other gamers are able to experience it themselves, that they will enjoy it as well. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with Bug Hunt and would very much support more Bug Hunt DLC from Gearbox / Demiurge Studios, either in a single DLC release, or a second season pass offering a collection of Bug Hunt maps. For example, a large contingent of fans has expressed a great interest to see the following map locations be released for the Bug Hunt game mode, preferably with a boss battle at wave 20 (crusher) and wave 30 (queen where space allows, or simultaneous crushers for stages in which the environment is an issue).”
They are aiming for 1000 signatures but at time of publishing have 166. So if you’re a fan of Aliens: Colonial Marines click that link and add your signature! They are running various competitions to help get this petition known to the community and get these much deserved signatures. You can keep updated on the petition by keeping an eye out on this thread on our forums.
What are you waiting for?! Get signing!!
Update: Gosh Glavin, the Lead Designer of Bug Hunt, has also added his voice and signature to the petition stating: “We love Aliens we loved working on this project and we would love to make more! Keep playing, keep getting signatures and who knows what might happen!” If you haven’t already, get your scribble added onto the end of this petition.
As previously announced, Square Enix will be releasing two action figures from the game Aliens: Colonial Marines as part of their Play Arts Kai series. Painted versions of the Luker and Spitter Alien figures have now been revealed at the Tokyo Game Show. You can see them below:
I’ve just uploaded two new reviews. The first is of Aliens – Fast Track to Heaven, a comic novella written and drawn by Liam Sharp and one of Aliens vs. Predator – Prey, the Steve and Stephani Perry adaption of the original AvP comic series by Randy Stradley:
“From the moment I saw the Giger-esque style Alien on the cover I got the sense that this would feel like “Alien”. Sharp carries that feeling throughout the book, using Nostromo looking spacesuits, an old beatdown looking space station and Director’s Cut style cocoons to maintain that distinctively looking “Alien” feel.“
Be sure to check out my full review of Aliens – Fast Track to Heaven and AvP – Prey. You can find other reviews and articles in our articles section! Feel free to let us know what you think of the reviews.
Jon Sorenson, one of the miniatures effect artists on the set of Alien, has created a website called Recollections of Alien. The website includes a collection of his photos from the set and his own personal recollections (as per the title of the website!):
It’s a fantastic read and there’s some really cool shots of the miniatures in his gallery. Thanks to Hudson for the news.
AvPGalaxy staffer Valaquen also runs his own fantastic Aliens related blog, Strange Shapes. He has just posted up a brilliant interview he conducted with Ian Whyte:
“Then I met Ridley one rainy Sunday afternoon in Pinewood and quite soon after I met the casting director for an official audition. Without any irony whatsoever, the scene that I auditioned was the one scene in the script that I didn’t shoot for the film: the self sacrifice scene at the waterfall!”
The interview talks about Ian’s work on the AvP films and Prometheus (and a little Game of Thrones). Be sure to read the whole thing!
A new month is here and I’ve just uploaded the 12th and latest episode of the AvPGalaxy Podcast:
Join AvPG Staffers RidgeTop and I and community member SiL as we discuss the various Aliens/vs./Predator comics and novels. We share our favorites and we talk about the ugly ones (expect a nice section on Deadliest of Species!).
Look out for episode #13 shortly, an interview with Tim Lebbon, the author of the new Aliens novel. As always, let us know what you think of the podcast and any suggestions you might have.