Aliens Fight Predators Again In 2010

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The two baddest aliens in the galaxy square off again next year, as Sega announces a new Aliens vs. Predator title, developed by the team behind the 1999 original.


Forget the sadly under-developed film franchise - a video game is where the two legendary movie monsters first face-off, and a video game is where the battle will continue with the announcement of a brand new Alien vs. Predator video game coming our way in early 2010. While publisher Sega plans on revealing further details at a later date, they have revealed that the developer behind the new title is independent developer Rebellion, the creators of the original Aliens vs. Predator first-person shooter that scared the living crap out of us back in 1999.

While this is very good news, it comes with a small dose of bad. The new Aliens vs. Predator will be the first title released as part of Sega's Aliens franchise, meaning that the eagerly anticipated Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't going to make its original 2009 release window.

"The innovative new AvP game presents an exciting opportunity for us," says CEO of SEGA West, Naoya Tsurumi. "It represents a fantastic addition to our growing Aliens franchise and the reinvention of one of gaming's most cherished iconic titles. By adjusting the release of our other Aliens titles to accommodate it, SEGA will ensure that every title lives up to the high expectations of Aliens and AvP fans."

Well I suppose if you are going to delay one game, announcing the delay along with the announcement of an even better game is one way to ease the pain.


I really loved the first AvP. I recently reinstalled it and AvP2 on my PC to relive the experience and was surprised at how well it played and how good the graphics looked for such an old game. Sure, the characters looked like they should be in a "Lego AvP" game, but the atmospherics and lighting were perfect. Nothing quite beats the experience of playing through the Marine and Alien campaigns of AvP2, though the Predator just feels too powerful to really provide tension.

I am looking forward to the next installment, and I really don't care WHEN it arrives as long as it's as good as the first two games.