After Pretending It Didn't Exist, Aliens: Infestation Revealed

Posted by patrickklepek (2208 posts) -

WayForward is a studio that never slows down. BloodRayne: Betrayal comes out next month on downloadable services, Thor: God of Thunder just came out for DS, and Aliens: Infestation, which Sega and WayForward have been pleading ignorant about for ages, is now a real thing.

Aliens: Infestation, developed for DS and not 3DS, is a side-scrolling shooter created in collaboration with Gearbox Software, who's been crafting Aliens: Colonial Marines. The game features "large-scale versions of some of the most fan-beloved environments of the iconic films," as players recruit and swap between 19 marines.

Some of the iconic environments mentioned in the announcement release include the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.

Aliens: Infestation is scheduled for a September release, the same month Sega had originally been scheduled to release both Shinobi and Crush 3D for 3DS. Both were delayed yesterday.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (2208 posts) -

WayForward is a studio that never slows down. BloodRayne: Betrayal comes out next month on downloadable services, Thor: God of Thunder just came out for DS, and Aliens: Infestation, which Sega and WayForward have been pleading ignorant about for ages, is now a real thing.

Aliens: Infestation, developed for DS and not 3DS, is a side-scrolling shooter created in collaboration with Gearbox Software, who's been crafting Aliens: Colonial Marines. The game features "large-scale versions of some of the most fan-beloved environments of the iconic films," as players recruit and swap between 19 marines.

Some of the iconic environments mentioned in the announcement release include the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.

Aliens: Infestation is scheduled for a September release, the same month Sega had originally been scheduled to release both Shinobi and Crush 3D for 3DS. Both were delayed yesterday.

#2 Posted by Fenrisulfr (144 posts) -

I remember playing a top down version back on the GBC.

#3 Posted by HatKing (6108 posts) -

Too many last names ending in "on."

#4 Posted by Hakkesshu (27 posts) -

Oh, fucking awesome. Was so bummed when I saw the video and heard it was cancelled

#5 Posted by NTM (7542 posts) -

As much as I love Alien and Aliens, this isn't something that I'm interested in. It looks kind of neat though.

#6 Posted by afrokola (547 posts) -

Interesting...

#7 Posted by Junkerman (279 posts) -

I believe the first sentence has a typo

#8 Posted by Xander (137 posts) -

Might be my last DS purchase.

#9 Posted by chickdigger802 (502 posts) -

that is one sexy alien sprite.

#10 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -
@HatKing said:
Too many last names ending in "on."
I can't think of any.
#11 Posted by HatKing (6108 posts) -
@valrog said:
@HatKing said:
Too many last names ending in "on."
I can't think of any.
Look at the screenshot posted in the article.  
#12 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -
@HatKing said:
@valrog said:
@HatKing said:
Too many last names ending in "on."
I can't think of any.
Look at the screenshot posted in the article.  
Images don't work for me at the moment... Oh. I see now.
#13 Posted by BonOrbitz (2250 posts) -

This brings back fond memories of Alien 3 for the SNES. The best side-scrolling Aliens game (IMO) and it also made great use of the classic Bill Paxton "Game over man!" soundbite at the game over screen.

#14 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2443 posts) -

@HatKing said:

Too many last names ending in "on."

Too many game names ending in 'on'.

#15 Posted by DrKatz83 (30 posts) -
#16 Posted by blackno99 (50 posts) -

Cameron huh? Should have named the others James, Scott, and Ridley and be done with it.

#17 Posted by Vig02 (24 posts) -

@rob81: Better yet, how about Cameron, Ridley, Fincher, and Jeunet?

#18 Posted by Cereal_Killa (50 posts) -
@Fenrisulfr: I take it you mean, Aliens: Thanatos Encounter? That game was hard as hell, could only get a few levels in before all my marines died.
#19 Edited by buzz_clik (7024 posts) -

Considering how much I love Contra 4, I am so very interested in this.

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#20 Posted by Juicebox (485 posts) -

Looks Like METROIDVANIA!!! awesumm

#21 Posted by vinsanityv22 (1064 posts) -

Don't forget Patrick, Wayforward also just put out Mighty Flip Champs DX on the PS Minis. AND they've also got Mighty Switch Force (which looks like their Gunstar Heroes) on the docket for the 3DS eShop later this year.
 
I love Wayforward XD

#22 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1102 posts) -

I am pretty sure this Aliens game was completed months ago and it just sat on a shelf somewhere not being published, so saying Wayforward is crazy productive with putting this and Bloodrayne out at the same time might not exactly be 100% true.

#23 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

@BlazeHedgehog said:

I am pretty sure this Aliens game was completed months ago and it just sat on a shelf somewhere not being published, so saying Wayforward is crazy productive with putting this and Bloodrayne out at the same time might not exactly be 100% true.

So basically you're saying "Patrick, you're wrong because of my completely unfounded speculation!"

#24 Edited by BlazeHedgehog (1102 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:

@BlazeHedgehog said:

I am pretty sure this Aliens game was completed months ago and it just sat on a shelf somewhere not being published, so saying Wayforward is crazy productive with putting this and Bloodrayne out at the same time might not exactly be 100% true.

So basically you're saying "Patrick, you're wrong because of my completely unfounded speculation!"

Hardly unfounded. Video of this game was leaked more than two years ago after it was thought to be canceled.
Originally Posted: May 26th, 2009 ( going by this link)
 
I sincerely doubt they've been working on it all this time.
#25 Posted by Hilts (265 posts) -

I'm ready man, ready to get it on. Yo!

#26 Posted by MeatSim (10938 posts) -

WayForward is like a efficient factory line.

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