It’s taken a ridiculous amount of time for Aliens: Colonial Marines to make it to home consoles and now the wait to slay acid-blooded, snarling, slobber-mouthed aliens is nearly over. The space marine archetype was burned into our sci-fi consciousness with the 1987 James Cameron movie and through the years we’ve seen franchises like Halo and Starship Troopers snack happily on that buffet. Now that the space marines concept is coming home, so to speak, via video game based on the movie that popularized ‘em there’s tremendous pressure to be great.
If the trailers are any indication, Aliens: Colonial Marines should do just fine when it lands on PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 12. This extended cut of the “Contact” trailer takes the artistic approach in showcasing the face-to-face struggle between the colonial marines and the xenomorphs. The sound effects –like we’re used to hearing in Star Wars games– are authentic, top notch and just the way you remember.