Earlier this week we reported that a class action lawsuit had been filed against Sega and Gearbox software on the grounds of false advertising for Aliens: Colonial Marines. As we all found out on launch day, Sega released a game that bore little resemblance to the one displayed during numerous trade shows like E3. Animations, lighting and scenes were obviously spruced up for a stage demo before being returned to the ugly mess for the actual game committed to disc. Review embargoes also meant there was no time to warn faithful fans who pre-ordered the game.
Well, both Sega and Gearbox have given statement via IGN. Gearbox seem bullish straight out of the blocks, “Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation.”
While Sega made a similar statement, it was slightly more reserved, “Sega cannot comment on specifics of ongoing litigation, but we are confident that the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend it vigorously.” Continue reading Sega and Gearbox Respond to Lawsuit
Sega have just confirmed that the upcoming Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled despite it having been due in 2013’s first quarter. The company confirmed the news to Joystiq, but without giving a reason: “Sega can confirm that the Wii U SKU of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development.”
This isn’t the first Wii U game to take a beating and this is where we’d usually once again comment on the struggling console. Not this time though, the last thing the Wii U is another underachieving game that will send gamers racing back to the stores clutching their receipts. Continue reading Aliens: Colonial Marines Axed on Wii U
Not long to go now until the February 12th release of Aliens: Colonial Marines. Sega and Gearbox’s game is following up directly after the events of the Aliens movie, meaning we’ll be revisiting the Sulaco and the apparently still quite infested planet below.
Check out the brand new story trailer after the jump to hear more, including some details from the briefing of the new grunts.
Continue reading Aliens: Colonial Marines Story Trailer
That’s right; the game that some of us believed would never see the light of day will be playable at Eurogamer’s mammoth public show! Coming from the mighty Gearbox studio, we hope this delayed title is more like the awesome Borderlands 2 rather than their last title, the abomination that was Duke Nukem Forever.
Let’s face it though; it’s going to have to try really hard to not be awesome. Randy Pitchford is probably bouncing around his office with excitement as we speak. Check out Tom’s preview to see what all the fuss is about. The Eurogamer Expo runs from the 27th-30th September at Earl’s Court, London. There are still tickets remaining, but you’re going to have to be quick.
Or maybe you’d like some free tickets?
Continue reading Aliens: Colonial Marines Playable At Eurogamer Expo