I don't own a whole lot of games, so if there's a game I played recently, there's a chance I got to it by borrowing from a friend, or visiting said friend's home and playing the game. One of those games from a few years back was Aliens Vs. Predator. It actually had introduced me to both the Alien and Predator series, as I was unaware of them until then. Now I love the series, as well as the concept behind the cross over.
Already, among the many pre-E3 announcements, Aliens Vs. Predator is now one of my most anticipated games for next year. My excitement went through three stages. The first was curiousity when I saw the announcement, second was happy that it was in first person like the last two games, and the third made it for me, with the devs of the original PC game stepping up to bring this next game. A bit risky of me, considering Rebellion's track record hasn't been stellar as of late (Shellshock 2 anyone?), but if they're putting more effort into this than they did with their last games, I'll get behind them.
A couple days ago I had watched Gametrailers TV's pre-E3 episode, and they had a rather short (only a minute) section talking about AVP, along with advertising Deadliest Warrior (it IS on Spike, you know). Only footage of predator gameplay, but it already looks awesome in motion, and retains the authenticity of the Predator's gear and equipment, from the wrist blades, to the different vision modes.
But I gotta say, the one thing that made my jaw drop, was THIS.
I mean, I'm more interested in seeing how the alien plays, but now I wanna play as the predator more than ever just for THAT. Fingers crossed we see more great stuff come out of this from E3
*Dear God, please let there be a level where you play through the Alien's lifecycle. I wanna eat my way out of my victim's chest, despite how sick and gross that just sounded*