Aliens: Colonial Marines
E3 2012: Aliens: Colonial Marines Interview - A Close Encounter With Gearbox's John Mulkey
Written Friday, June 29, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Announced back in 2008, Gearbox Software has been working on Aliens: Colonial Marines for a while now, but with a release date nailed down for next year, it's starting to look like we'll finally be seeing a proper canonical sequel to Jame Cameron's Aliens movie, and even a lead in to Alien 3.

Stood in the shadow of the actual, original alien queen from the 1986 movie Aliens, we took some time out having sampled Aliens: Colonial Marines' multiplayer hands-on for the first time during E3 to talk to Gearbox about its long-gestating Aliens game. And having survived a gruelling 15 minutes fighting Xenomorphs, we had a few questions to ask.

We chatted to Design Director, John Mulkey about the studio's work with Alien (1979) and Prometheus director Ridley Scott and designer Syd Mead, as well as bringing some of the stars from the Aliens movie in to the game, including Lance Henriksen resuming his role as Bishop. You'll even see his severed legs from the film! Find out more about Gearbox's labour of love in our interview, then read our hands-on multiplayer preview for even more.


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Comment #1 by Blaze Naruto Shippuden
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 03:23:38 PM
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I never knew Gearbox Software were the developers for this.

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Comment #2 by HuDaFuK
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 03:46:40 PM
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Trying hard not to get too over-excited about this game after the AvP let-down, but it looks like they might actually be giving Colonial Marines the attention it deserves.

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Comment #4 by Animal
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 03:10:45 AM
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Comment #5 by mrgilly69
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 07:30:41 AM
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"they're comin outta the god damn walls"

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Comment #6 by JackC8
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 07:35:14 AM
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This could be awesome if they make an action/adventure style game out of it, with an interesting story, well-developed characters, and plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and develop a sense of tension and unease. On the other hand it could be crap if they make it a mindless shooter where you play as a run-of-the-mill testosterone-dripping douchebag who does nothing but blast xenomorphs 24/7.

Can't really tell yet.

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Comment #7 by mrgilly69
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 07:35:30 AM
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Anyway, i have high hopes for this game. My only fear is that it may fall flat due to the long development stage. Duke nukem anyone

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Comment #8 by Ice884
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 08:10:27 AM
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I can't wait for this game......but my question is.....why just aliens and humans....Seriously wheres the next avp game...Why no focus on predators? They are just as awesome as the aliens are.

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Comment #9 by Corbinik
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 12:30:41 PM
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I just hope we can switch perspectives. I dont fair too well when in first person mode...

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Comment #10 by Canadian_Wilson
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 03:29:33 PM
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When the Alien strikes you, as seen in the video, you just see a pixelated thing (of blood). I really hope they change this

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Comment #11 by Killer85500EXE
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 07:41:25 PM
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I hope the MP is not a glitched and f*cked up as it was in Alien Vs Predator...

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Comment #12 by Ediner
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 06:55:29 AM
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AvP was more glitched than Crysis 2, this game is not for me.

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Comment #13 by gecko_nl
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 03:48:09 PM
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WTF.... he is sooo enthousiastic about this game?
And whithin one minute in his story he is already makes one HUGE, unforgivable mistake:

The events in the game takes place right after the events of Alien 3??!?!!!!
The game takes place after the events of ALIENS!!!!!!!
After the SECOND Alien movie, it suppose to create a bridge between Aliens and Alien 3!!!!

WTF.... that is sooooooo stupid!?!?!?!

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Comment #14 by jimmyk
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 03:28:16 AM
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"There's movement all over the place"

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Gearbox Software


US February 12, 2013
Europe February 15, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 2-12
ESRB: Mature
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