You'll finally get your chance to snuggle up to the deadly Xenomorphs of the Aliens film franchise when Aliens: Colonial Marines hits consoles and PCs early next year. The release date for Wii U version of Colonial Marines will be announced sometime in the future.

Published by Sega, the Gearbox-developed title will let players assume the roles of space-faring human soldiers as a first-person-shooter style experience or the xenomorphs in third-person style stalking gameplay. The game will become an official part of the sci-fi franchise's lore and Kotaku's recent interview with Gearbox's Randy Pitchford shows that the dev studio is taking the opportunity to add to the Aliens mythos very seriously.