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And Now Aliens: Colonial Marines Won't Be Coming Out This Year, Either

Gearbox's Aliens side-story slips to February.

Game later, man! GAME LATER!
Game later, man! GAME LATER!

It seems game publishers can't escape this year's holiday rush fast enough. Over the last couple of weeks, major games such as BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and South Park: The Stick of Truth made hasty exits into early 2013, and now Aliens: Colonial Marines will be joining them.

Originally slated as a fall 2012 release, Sega announced today that Gearbox Software's upcoming first-person shooter based on the popular film franchise will instead release on February 13, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

As for the Wii U version of the game, which had at one point been targeted as a launch title for Nintendo's new console, it currently has no finalized release date. Sega's press release simply says that a date will be announced "at a later time."

Aliens always seemed like a game on the bubble, anyway, considering its release date had been kicked around a few times previously. Still, that's several big titles that have slipped out 2012's back door, and one gets the impression that this won't be the last time this happens before the year is out. Anyone want to take odds on which game might be next?

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