Bit hard not to be excited about Gearbox's new Aliens shooter. But how can we plan our excitement schedule if we don't know when the game's coming out?

A presser sent out by Sega Europe today has the game tentatively slated for a "Q1 2009" release. That's obviously not a calendar Q1, since then it'd be out before March, and is more likely to mean April-June, the first quarter of Sega Japan's financial year.

Not too long, then! Six months, at the most (KNOCKONWOOD).

SEGA confirms Aliens: Colonial Marines still alive [videogamer]