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

A side-scrolling shooter on the DS from WayForward based on Aliens? Yep.

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.

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Posted by patrickklepek

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.

Posted by Fenrisulfr

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

Posted by HatKing

Too many last names ending in "on."

Posted by Hakkesshu

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

Posted by NTM

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

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Posted by afrokola

Interesting...

Posted by Junkerman

I believe the first sentence has a typo

Posted by Xander

Might be my last DS purchase.

Posted by chickdigger802

that is one sexy alien sprite.

Posted by valrog
@HatKing said:
Too many last names ending in "on."
I can't think of any.
Posted by HatKing
@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.  
Posted by valrog
@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.
Posted by BonOrbitz

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.

Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

@HatKing said:

Too many last names ending in "on."

Too many game names ending in 'on'.

Posted by DrKatz83
Posted by blackno99

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

Posted by Vig02

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

Posted by Cereal_Killa
@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.
Edited by buzz_clik

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

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Posted by Juicebox

Looks Like METROIDVANIA!!! awesumm

Posted by vinsanityv22

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

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

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.

Posted by JeffGoldblum

@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!"

Edited by BlazeHedgehog
@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.
Posted by Hilts

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

Posted by MeatSim

WayForward is like a efficient factory line.