Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed. Again.
On the plus side, the Gearbox Developed shooter has actually got a firm release date for the first time, albeit for Q1 next year – February 12th 2013, to be precise.
Sega now describes the game as being in its “final stretch of development” while Gearbos says the date is “definitive”.
The game was first announced in 2008 and originally dated for 2009. After a handful of other slips and a prolonged period of silence, the game was then reannounced in 2011 with a release date of 2012.
Indeed, as recently as February this year the game was still carrying a 2012 date.
“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” Gearbox president Randy Pitchford stated.
“Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”
Sega’s European and American senior VP of marketing Gary Knight added: “We knew this game would be incredible from the moment Gearbox began developing Aliens: Colonial Marines.
“Now that the title is in its final stretch of development, we can confidently release the exact date that gamers will finally get to experience this blockbuster thrill-ride.”
“Sega has a proven track record with the Aliens franchise. Aliens vs. Predator released by SEGA in 2009 became one of their top-selling titles,” said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President for New Media for Fox Consumer Products. “We look forward to working with them and bringing an exciting new way for fans to immerse themselves in the Aliens world.”