Players won’t have the option of playing as a female character in Aliens: Colonial Marines multiplayer. And one gamer is not at all happy.
So annoyed is Melissa K, in fact, that she’s started an online petition to make Gearbox reconsider its position.
“According to Brian Burleson, producer at Gearbox, You CANNOT play as a female marine,” the petition reads.
“This is unacceptable for a game… made after a film franchise that has many strong female characters like Ripley, Vasquez, Ferro and Dietrich to name a few. There is roughly 5-6 months before the game goes Gold and releases February 12th, 2013 so we need to let them know NOW that they are not being true to the ALIENS universe by not including the ability to play as a female in multiplayer.
“There are many females that enjoy playing video games and are fans of the films who are tired of playing as a male all the time. Lets let Gearbox Software know what they are doing is not true to the franchise!
“What we want is the ability to create a CUSTOM female to represent ourselves just like the men can, in multiplayer/co-op in order for us to "Become a Colonial Marine"!