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

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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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#1  Edited By patrickklepek
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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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#2  Edited By Fenrisulfr

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

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#3  Edited By hatking

Too many last names ending in "on."

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#4  Edited By hakkesshu

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

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#5  Edited 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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#6  Edited By afrokola

Interesting...

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#7  Edited By Junkerman

I believe the first sentence has a typo

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#8  Edited By Xander

Might be my last DS purchase.

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#9  Edited By chickdigger802

that is one sexy alien sprite.

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#10  Edited By valrog
@HatKing said:
Too many last names ending in "on."
I can't think of any.
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#11  Edited 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.  
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#12  Edited 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.
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#13  Edited 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.

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@HatKing said:

Too many last names ending in "on."

Too many game names ending in 'on'.

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#16  Edited By blackno99

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

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#17  Edited By Vig02

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

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#18  Edited 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.
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#19  Edited By buzz_clik

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

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#20  Edited By Juicebox

Looks Like METROIDVANIA!!! awesumm

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#21  Edited 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

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#22  Edited 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.

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#23  Edited 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!"

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#24  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.
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#25  Edited By Hilts

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

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#26  Edited By MeatSim

WayForward is like a efficient factory line.

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