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Sega Abandons Notion That Anyone Wants More Aliens: Colonial Marines, Cancels Wii U Version

In case you were wondering why the Wii U port missed its launch window, now you know!

If you're the person still looking forward to Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U, I have some unfortunate news...

The ongoing saga of Aliens: Colonial Marines had mostly gone dormant in the last month or so, following weeks of post-release grousing about its miserable quality and the ludicrous development history that got it there. However, there was one last, dangling little detail left uncertain. Specifically, the Wii U version, which was reportedly still in development at TimeGate Studios. It was supposed to come out prior to the end of March, but then it just kind of didn't. Now we know why.

According to Kotaku, Sega has confirmed that development on the Wii U version has ceased altogether. This follows the game's removal from listings on several European retailers' websites.

It's a lame, but perhaps fitting final note for a game that seemed to disappoint pretty much everyone. At one time, Gearbox was touting the Wii U version as the best looking of the bunch. Now, we're essentially being told that staring into the cold, empty void of nothingness is a preferable outcome to that of playing more Aliens: Colonial Marines. Yeah, I'd say that sounds about right.

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Edited by Hockeymask27

Game over man?

Edited by catpowerd

<p>Wow the wii u version was so bad sega wouldn't release it...Let that concept sink in.</p>

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Posted by davo

Good. The other versions are trash, and the Wii U version would've been trash, with apparently even more issues going by what has already been said about it.

Posted by FourWude

The game wasn't as bad as made out to be. Yes it was poor, tired, rehash of cliched gameplay, devoid of any real challenge. But with a friend(s), it was mildly passable. Not necessarily offensive.

Edited by Pixeldemon

Doesn't this game have a season pass?

Posted by MeatSim

Seems like a good move by Sega.

Posted by chilibean_3

Eh. That headline could be longer, Alex.

Posted by Funkydupe

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@hockeymask27 said:

Game over man?

I like to keep this handy for close encounters?

Edited by crusader8463

One day someone will realize that a good Aliens game can't just be a generic shooter and make an interesting one. One day. Maybe. But probably not.

I could go for an X-Com style turn based game set in an alien Universe with more event based maps instead of big square rooms. Would make the permadeath/small squad thing work out well too. Like from the get go you get a set number of people sent in to explore a space station and you gotta send people out to uncover the secret to how it all happened/survive until the escape ship comes and you get no re enforcements at all. Make it a research base so that you have an excuse to find unlocks and upgrades as you go along. Throw in some soldiers that come pre-ranked up and a bunch of rookies. If all of your people die it's game over. Man.

Edited by OllyOxenFree

Jesus.

Edited by MildMolasses

@fourwude said:

The game wasn't as bad as made out to be. Yes it was poor, tired, rehash of cliched gameplay, devoid of any real challenge. But with a friend(s), it was mildly passable. Not necessarily offensive.

Sounds like they paid you off with that glowing assessment

Posted by MedalOfMode

I'm happy for a cancelled game for first time ever.

Edited by Alexander

@fourwude said:

The game wasn't as bad as made out to be. Yes it was poor, tired, rehash of cliched gameplay, devoid of any real challenge. But with a friend(s), it was mildly passable. Not necessarily offensive.

It was all aboard the hate bandwagon.

Posted by xxDrAiNxx

Let me guess Boringlands 3 on the way?

Edited by jayjonesjunior

The only version with something to offer.

Posted by iAmJohn

Damn Alex, that last paragraph is savage (but also fair).

Posted by BrianP

So they lost the revenue from the like 6 copies of this game they would have sold and now they don't have to deal with people talking about how shitty it is again when it came out on another console. Sounds like the right choice to me.

Posted by Kaiserreich

@fourwude: Anything is fun with friends. This game was a buggy piece of shit.

Posted by Chicken008

Hilarious.

Edited by Spiritof

Wii U: We can't even get ports of the bad games.

Posted by Wacomole

And with that cancellation the WiiU version suddenly DID become the best one.

Posted by MideonNViscera

Well I don't think I can come up with a funny way to say ''Fuck this game'' that you guys haven't got to already.

Posted by kagato

A polished turd is still a turd, Ive no doubt that the WiiU version would have looked the best but its still an abysmal mess of a game. It makes sense that Sega dont release it, they would end up just loosing money since everyone already knows to stay clear of it.

Posted by Undeadpool

The novelty has ended, man! THE NOVELTY HAS ENDED!!

Posted by Hawkerace

WADDAYA MEAN THEY CUT THE POWER??? THEY'RE ANIMALS MAN.

Edited by Gunslinger0130

In cyberspace no one can hear you scream.

Posted by peritus
Edited by pornstorestiffi

I bet this is wonderful news for Wii U owners. Now no matter what argument 360 or PS3 players swing at Wii U people, they can always respond with pride, that their system doesn´t have fucking Colon Marines.

Posted by Sackmanjones

Hey guys, remember when they said the Wii U version was the best one? Well I guess technically they aren't wrong, no game is better than the product they put out.

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Edited by Wiseblood

Finally some good news for the Wii U.

Edited by peritus

Finally some good news for the Wii U.

This makes me sad and happy at the same time.

Posted by tourgen

hahaha I just realized Alex played thru this entire game.

Posted by jillsandwich

Hey Sarge, you'll get lip cancer smoking those.

Edited by RobertOrri

Wow.

Posted by StriderNo9

Zed's dead baby.

Edited by xhunterpaul

Game over man.

Posted by briangodsoe

<p>Wow the wii u version was so bad sega wouldn't release it...Let that concept sink in.</p>

I think the implication wasn't the WiiU version sucked so bad it wasn't fit for release but that nobody is going to buy an inherently shitty game on a system that nobody wants.

Edited by koopakorral

That's fine. It would have sold, maybe, 4 copies.

Posted by JamesJeux007

THE GAME IS OVER, MY MAN !

Am I doing this right ?

Posted by Gildermershina

I mean, yeah, I get that this is a story about Alien Colonial Marines, but I don't know, this just seems like more Wii U not-looking-so-healthy news. If the version that hadn't launched yet had been the 360 version, you can bet they'd have pushed it out the door.

Edited by CaptRocketblaze

When Gearbox reveals that Colonial Marines was literally created by chimps with keyboards, we're all going to feel silly.

Posted by Ghost_Cat

Good for you, Sega. Good. For. You.

Edited by Vash108

I can't help but notice there was a Season pass up for grabs when this game shipped. I wonder what happens to those people?

Posted by HerbieBug

Will there be any burying of excess copies of game in the desert?

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Posted by gogosox82

@fourwude said:

The game wasn't as bad as made out to be. Yes it was poor, tired, rehash of cliched gameplay, devoid of any real challenge. But with a friend(s), it was mildly passable. Not necessarily offensive.

That sounds like a pretty bad game if you ask me. And everything is better when you play with friends so I don't think that negates the fact that this game is pretty bad.

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